TECHNOLOGY SOUTH AFRICA
In the pharmaceutical industry, on-pack communication is a complex issue. Not only must manufacturers ensure that their brands and products are instantly recognisable, they must also comply with labelling legislation, regulations and standards that require a significant amount of information on the label or product packaging that is clear and legible.
Markem-Imaje’s 9000 Series of small character inkjet coders are full-feature printers that are designed for demanding manufacturing environments, general-purpose, and very specific applications, such as high-contrast and high-performance marking. Markets for these coders include food, beverage, cosmetics, toiletries, electrical equipment, electronics, cables, tubes, and profiles.
It is estimated that the UK loses more than £6.4bn each year to counterfeit and black-market goods. This is a major problem that endangers the health and safety of consumers, damages brand reputation, and funds criminal activity.
Pick n Pay has announced that shoppers can now bring their own transparent and sealable containers to some of its stores to load up on fruit and veg, instead of having it packaged in plastic.
The expansion of Markem-Imaje’s ‘Mark & Read’ camera and software system lets manufacturers tailor the level of code verification that best suits their application needs and budgets. As products go down production lines, users can now choose to simply check the code’s presence on packs or also include readability and data accuracy.
Lidl introduces reusable fruit and veg bags
15/08/2019 - 11:29
The ‘Green Bags’, priced at 69p for two, provide customers with a reusable alternative to single-use, small fruit, and vegetable bags.
Nestlé Waters teams up with Ocean Legacy for plastic waste clean-up
11/07/2019 - 09:44
Nestlé’s bottled water division Nestlé Waters, owner of Perrier and Vittel, says it will team up with Canada’s Ocean Legacy Foundation to help to clean up plastic pollution.
PepsiCo's decision to sell smaller cans pays off
10/07/2019 - 08:19
Beverage sales rise as new packaging strategy helps company attract more consumers.
Pick n Pay trials nude fruit and vegetable wall
01/07/2019 - 11:23
Pick n Pay has launched a ‘nude’ fruit and vegetable produce wall – a dedicated plastic and packaging-free zone in 13 stores across the country as part of a trial to measure customers’ readiness to switch from pre-packaged food to loose products.
Waitrose trials refill and bring-your-own containers scheme to reduce waste
05/06/2019 - 09:17
Waitrose has launched a new scheme where customers will be able to fill up or refill their own containers with a range of products as part of its ambitions to reduce waste.