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How Safe Is Your Bottled Water? The Hidden Danger of Nanoplastics

How Safe Is Your Bottled Water? The Hidden Danger of Nanoplastics

It seems that nothing is safe anymore. But bottled water being bad for our health? Say it isn’t true! We all know that drinking water is essential for our health and well-being, but there have been stories in the news suggesting that the water we drink from plastic...

Technologies for Inline Printing GS1 Digital Link Barcodes

Technologies for Inline Printing GS1 Digital Link Barcodes

So, your company has decided to take the plunge and move towards adopting the GS1 Digital Link barcode standard. This will have benefits for your own company, your retail customers and the end user consumers. This will change from the UPC barcode currently printed on...

How Static Electricity Can Ruin Your Thermal Inkjet Printing

How Static Electricity Can Ruin Your Thermal Inkjet Printing

If you are using thermal inkjet printers to print on packaging films, you might have encountered some problems with your thermal inkjet (TIJ) printing that are caused by static electricity. Static electricity is the result of an imbalance of electric charges on the...

The Mobile MPI Directory – USDA

The Mobile MPI Directory – USDA

Where Does My Meat Product Come From? As a consumer, have you wondered where the meat, poultry or egg products you buy are actually processed? You may work for a company that sells to protein companies, and you want to find possible new leads. What’s an easy way to...

GS1 Barcode Quality – ITF-14

GS1 Barcode Quality – ITF-14

Is yours one of the many companies that need to add the ITF-14 GTIN barcode to your secondary packaging? If you do, you’ll probably be aware that your barcodes need to meet the quality standard outlined in the GS1 Specifications, or you risk chargebacks from your...

News Brief –  SNICKERS® Mono-Material Packaging

News Brief – SNICKERS® Mono-Material Packaging

While there have been a lot of advances in flexible packaging, the construction of the films traditionally used for the packages has caused problems when it comes to recycling. Mars China, collaborating with industry partners like P&G, PepsiCo, and Dow, has...

News Brief – New Fujifilm Inkjet Printer

News Brief – New Fujifilm Inkjet Printer

The need for variable data to be added to labels and packaging has been increasing, and the GS1 Sunrise 2027 barcode migration will only increase this. 46kUV Inkjet Printbar from Fujifilm Fujifilm has launched a new inkjet printer that will help label and packaging...

Pantone Color of 2024 – Peach Fuzz

Pantone Color of 2024 – Peach Fuzz

For some reason, I’ve been posting about the Pantone Color of the Year for a long time, so I might as well keep the tradition going. For 2024, the chosen color is Peach Fuzz, Pantone 13-1023. Rather sounds like the name of a sickly cocktail drink to me; I wouldn’t say...

Which Laser Coder for Your Application?

Which Laser Coder for Your Application?

Laser coding technology has revolutionized the way many companies add variable data to their packaging. This technically advanced coding method ensures high-quality, permanent marking and offers versatility and efficiency across various materials and industries. One...

Recycling Plastic Packaging

Recycling Plastic Packaging

There's no question that pollution from plastic waste is a huge problem, and the recycling of plastic packaging has a large role in helping solve the problem. Recycling plastic packaging is a multi-step process that ensures these materials' efficient and safe...

The NH RFID Regulation Hearing

The NH RFID Regulation Hearing

The early 2000s were an exciting time for RFID technology. What with, the Walmart deal, the Department of Defense rollout and big gains in asset tracking and other applications. There was also some pushback from individuals and groups concerned about privacy issues...

News Briefs, November 10, 2023

News Briefs, November 10, 2023

News stories related to packaging from the last week or so. BarTender Cloud Designer I have a long history with Seagull's BarTender label software - one of my most popular ever blog posts covered a set of MIL-STD-129 templates I...