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Product identification: finding the best solutions in an expanding marketRead More

Product identification: finding the best solutions in an expanding market

Recent research reported by digitaljournal.com reveals that the global market for barcoding machines is growing. The value of this market is forecast to increase beyond USD 3.8 billion by 2024, reflecting the rapidly rising demand for product identification solutions worldwide. Barcodes and other coding solutions are unique identifiers that enable everyone in the supply chain […]

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High-precision coding for flexible packagingRead More

High-precision coding for flexible packaging

Manufacturers have a constant battle to meet the high demands required for coding and marking packaging while maintaining operational costs. Ideal for flexible packaging, thermal transfer overprinting (TTO) is a digital printing process that has largely replaced hot stamping and other more traditional analogue printing techniques, largely because of its cost reduction. Thermal transfer overprinting […]

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Convenient coding: the hand-held printerRead More

Convenient coding: the hand-held printer

Coding and marking have come a long way since the concept of a machine-readable barcode was first patented in America in 1949. Innovation in this field has been fuelled by a growing demand for solutions that enable traceability through the entire value chain. It’s also been driven by a demand for coding technology that produces […]

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Bar codes: back to the beginningRead More

Bar codes: back to the beginning

Bar codes – and more modern versions such as two-dimensional codes and QR codes – allow organisations around the globe to uniquely identify their products and trace these at every point along the value chain. It’s difficult to imagine life without machine-readable product codes, but this concept has only been in commercial use since the […]

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Versatility and agility on show at Propak CapeRead More

Versatility and agility on show at Propak Cape

The highly-successful Propak Cape exhibition, held between October 24 and 26, received positive feedback from exhibitors and visitors. Interactive displays, live demonstrations and technical presentations for the FMCG processing, packaging and allied industries once again made this an industry flagship event with some 6 000 visitors attending during the three-day event. Veteran exhibitor, Pyrotec PackMark, […]

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The Business Benefits of Print and Apply LabellingRead More

The Business Benefits of Print and Apply Labelling

When it comes to labelling products and cartons, manufacturers and packaging specialists are constantly looking for ways to reduce labour costs whilst simultaneously providing faster, more reliable and accurate labelling solutions. Print and Apply Systems – which create and then apply labels directly onto products or packaging whilst still on the conveyor system – are […]

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Software that supports innovation, productivity and profitability on your packaging lineRead More

Software that supports innovation, productivity and profitability on your packaging line

Digital technology and data has a valuable role to play in modern production and packaging lines, where speed, efficiency and uptime are the cornerstones of success. Some businesses in this industry have been slower to adopt digital technology than others, especially in the context of “Industry 4.0” where emerging concepts like the Internet of Things […]

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Experience the latest coding and labelling technologies at Propak CapeRead More

Experience the latest coding and labelling technologies at Propak Cape

It’s essential for South Africa’s packaging, printing and labelling industries to stay up to speed on the latest technologies and trends on both the global and local scene. Industry leaders will soon gather at Propak Cape, which takes place at the Cape Town International Conference Centre (CTICC) from the 24th until the 26th of October […]

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Traceability through the supply chainRead More

Traceability through the supply chain

Coding and marking is the way in which essential product and traceability information is displayed on products, labels and packaging. Even before the R146 food labelling regulations were introduced in 2012, all foodstuffs were already required to be marked with batch identification numbers. This was true, too, for the pharmaceutical and agrochemical sectors. Whatever goods […]

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Customised coding and labelling solutionsRead More

Customised coding and labelling solutions

Pyrotec’s machinery division, Pyrotec PackMark, has launched a new service, known as Line ID (Line Identification), to provide a fully-integrated customised coding and labelling tracking systems for its customers. Line ID assists customers to increase line visibility, while improving efficiency by tracking waste, labour and resources; and limiting downtime by enabling critical decisions to be […]

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