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Which Barcode for Sunrise 2027?

Which Barcode for Sunrise 2027?

A New World of Barcoding for Retail As we move closer to 2027, when the new GS1 barcode initiative becomes a reality, brands will need to decide how to barcode their products for the future. As discussed in our previous article, several barcode types will be GS1...

What’s Up With Packaging? Ep4

What’s Up With Packaging? Ep4

Welcome to the latest What's Up With Packaging. https://vimeo.com/944035612?share=copy In the video this week, I covered: There are new EU rules for labeling breakfast items such as honey, fruit juices, jams and dairy. With Best-By dates still causing confusion,...

Retort Systems for Food & Beverages

Retort Systems for Food & Beverages

What is a Retort System? A retort system is thermal processing equipment used in the food and beverage industry to sterilize packaged products. It involves subjecting the sealed and packaged food or beverage to intense heat and pressure, typically through saturated...

What’s Up With Packaging Ep3

What’s Up With Packaging Ep3

It's time for my weekly look at packaging-related news stories. This week, we start with good news about a brand new aluminium can manufacturing plant, just down the road from here. Can One USA has moved into an industrial building that was dormant for years and...

EU Rules to Regulate Packaging

EU Rules to Regulate Packaging

With packaging waste becoming an increasing problem, the EU Parliament has adopted new measures to make packaging more sustainable and reduce packaging waste in the community. The regulation, which aims to tackle constantly growing waste, harmonize internal market...

Can Decoration for Craft Brewers

Can Decoration for Craft Brewers

As the craft beer movement has grown (and plateaued) over the last few years, one issue facing brewers has been sourcing decorated cans for their products. In the early days, purchasing printed cans from the manufacturers was relatively straightforward. This made life...

What’s Up With Packaging Ep2

What’s Up With Packaging Ep2

Welcome to the latest What's Up With Packaging video. This week, I've included some new packaging-related news items that have caught my attention. Unilever has reneged on some commitments to reduce the amount of plastic packaging it produces and to no longer insist...

What’s Up With Packaging? Ep01

What’s Up With Packaging? Ep01

Packaging news and related stories that caught my attention in the last week. As you'd expect, a lot of the stories we see these days are related to sustainability, where there is obviously a lot of activity. There is always a lot happening in the industry, though....

Manual Leak Testing for Plastic Bottles

Manual Leak Testing for Plastic Bottles

ALPS Inspection is well known for manufacturing high-speed leak detection systems for plastic containers. There are times, however, when a simpler off-line testing device is helpful - when developing new products or when a sampling technique for testing is used. ALPS...