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Next time you open a bottle of water, take a look at the sell by date.​ It could be on the cap, the label or the bottle itself. There is a choice of technologies which could be used to apply the code, and laser coding is becoming increasingly popular across many industries for variable coding.  Laser coding applies a high resolution, or high quality code to product packaging, ...

Find out 3 critical things you need to know when moving from manual to automated product coding

The Baked Goods sector covers bread, biscuits, cakes as well as variants of these such as snack bars, pastries and rusks. As such a range of packaging solutions are used and so a consideration of the requirements of each is needed before deciding on the right coding solution.

Waste is a costly factor, and one which when addressed can be hugely significant in terms of increasing profitability and saving on costs. By applying lean principles throughout your production line you will use fewer materials, less labour time, and require less costly space on the factory floor; in turn allowing you to make huge savings by cutting waste.

Lean manufacturing aims for continuous improvement by identifying opportunities to reduce waste and add value. Companies may use a range of proven methods when applying lean principles, including Just-In-Time deliveries which offer such benefits as eliminating the need for high stock levels, and freeing up factory floor space.

Polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) are the most important members of a group of polymers called polyolefins.
These polymers are used in applications spanning a multitude of industry sectors such as food packaging, automotive, pharmaceuticals, cable, wire & pipes, etc. They are used widely in industries where CIJ printers are used for coding and marking.
Their characteristics are such that effective coding and marking onto these plastics can be a challenge for manufacturers.

Successful contract packing companies act as extensions of their clients’ operations. To hold their own in such a competitive market, contract packers must position themselves not just for their own growth, but for the growth of the companies they work with. 

Due to the often-harsh nature of the bottling environment, beverage manufacturers and bottle packers must choose their equipment wisely: fragile or temperamental coders will not survive wet, dusty or sugary environments, and will need replacing frequently. This means more downtime, regular expenses, and a decrease in productivity. Naturally, this is something that professional bottlers wish to avoid at all costs. The new Linx 8940 CIJ printer can help.

When choosing an ink for coding purposes, there are five key areas to consider:

But do you know what they are and why they are so important?

Get in touch to discuss how Linx can support your coding and marking needs