Technologies

LabelExpo 2017 : promouvoir l’étiquetage comme source de valeur ajoutée

Écrit par © Filactu le . Rubrique: Technologies

wine-spirits-labelling-upm-raflatacL’impression de données variables et l’intégration de fonctions de sécurité donnent à la personnalisation des étiquettes et des emballages un nouveau potentiel de valorisation.

Voir ci-dessous les annonces de UPM RAFLATAC, DALIM SOFTWARE, HERMA, GLOBAL GRAPHICS, HYBRID SOFTWARE, NJM PACKAGING et OPTEL, LAKE IMAGE SYSTEMS, MPS, SCHREINER PROTECH, CTI.


UPM RAFLATAC LANCE RAFMORE UNE SOLUTION INTELLIGENTE D'ÉTIQUETAGE

UPM Raflatac lance une solution innovante destinée aux applications logistiques, à la promotion des marques ainsi qu'à leur protection. RafMore est une solution développée avec les experts en gestion de contenu de la société Magic Add et s'appuie sur des données stockées dans le cloud. Des étiquettes auto-adhésives sont associées à des codes uniques, lisibles par machine, ouvrant ainsi de nouvelles voies pour la vérification et le suivi des produits, l'analyse des marchés ainsi que l'implication des consommateurs.

RafMore constitue une solution intelligente visant à doter chaque produit étiqueté d'une identité numérique spécifique. Des codes uniques, intégrés dans le design des étiquettes et stockés dans une base de données dans le cloud, permettent de créer un canal d'information à chaque étape suivie par le produit, de la création à la consommation.

RafMore permet également de créer de nouveaux types de services, de suivre efficacement les produits, d'effectuer des inventaires plus précis, de vérifier l'authenticité des produits et enfin, de déjouer les tentatives de contrefaçons. <

DALIM SOFTWARE PRÉSENTE UNE PLATEFORME COUVRANT L’ENSEMBLE DES BESOINS

Cette plateforme complète de production marketing et d’emballages se caractérise par une collaboration et une annotation simplifiées, des illustrations aux épreuves, ainsi que par la gestion du patrimoine numérique en vue de son organisation et de son édition sur l’ensemble des canaux.

Pour les acteurs de la chaîne d’approvisionnement de production d’étiquettes, la difficulté consiste à déterminer, en temps réel, comment produire plus de références dans le cadre d’un cycle de vie plus rapide en tenant compte de l’ensemble des exigences réglementaires de conformité et des procédés d’impression traditionnels et numériques.

DALIM SOFTWARE présente la plateforme de production DALIM ES qui permet de gérer facilement les projets d’emballage et de marketing, tout en optimisant le retour sur investissement.

Comme l’explique Carol Werlé, PDG de DALIM SOFTWARE, « L’objectif est d’offrir une solution web simple d’utilisation. Cette plateforme unique et d’avant-garde permet aux marques de gérer enfin leurs campagnes marketing de A à Z, en validant la production créative et technique d’emballages, tout en associant l’ensemble des projets marketing, en organisant le contenu au sein d’un gestionnaire de patrimoine numérique. »

DALIM ES accélère les cycles de validation et la traçabilité (responsabilisation des parties prenantes) et simplifie la collaboration et la conformité avec les différentes réglementations (UE/FDA/21 CFR/INCO). Cette solution permet aux utilisateurs de gérer simultanément l’ensemble de leurs campagnes et de créer un emballage dans le cadre du projet marketing global, en incluant par exemple des liens transversaux entre les emballages et les supports promotionnels.

L’emballage intelligent optimise le conditionnement avec des éléments de connectivité, des lecteurs, des applications pour smartphone et des solutions logicielles cloud évolutives. Les solutions DALIM SOFTWARE contribuent à la numérisation des entreprises via leurs emballages tout au long de la chaîne d’approvisionnement, de la fabrication au service après-vente. <

HERMA: APPLYING SUPER STRONG AND SAFE LABELS

The HERMAsuperPerm (63S) adhesive is especially suited for long-term labelling in the field of product identification. Additionally, it is used where authenticity, security, and inspection seals are required. Sealing labels equipped with this adhesive cannot be removed, even from lacquered cardboard, plastics, or steel, without destruction of the label or the packaging surface.

HERMAsuperPerm (63S) is an optimal solution for tasks where authenticity, safety, and inspection seals are required, such as the pharmaceutical, automotive, electronics, and food industries. <

GLOBAL GRAPHICS OPTIMISE LE  NOUVEAU WORKFLOW D'ÉTIQUETAGE DE DURST

Global Graphics Software annonce aujourd'hui que Durst Group a sélectionné son RIP Harlequin et  son moteur de tramage ScreenPro pour optimiser le débit de données de Symphony™, son nouveau workflow.  Global Graphics est un développeur de plates-formes logicielles pour l'impression numérique, notamment le RIP Harlequin. Durst est un fabricant de technologies d'impression et de production numériques avancées.

Christoph Gamper, le PDG du Durst Group indique : « Nos utilisateurs seront ravis de la vitesse et des performances accrues offertes par Symphony. Combiné à ScreenPro, Harlequin optimise le débit des données et fournit une plateforme permettant de gérer les données variables à l'avenir, même dans les situations où chaque étiquette est différente.  Nous avons créé une interface utilisateur à la pointe de la technologie qui facilite considérablement pour l'opérateur l'utilisation des fonctions spécifiques à l'application. » <

HYBRID SOFTWARE TAKES INNOVATION TO THE NEXT LEVEL

Since launching its Native PDF prepress products in 2013 at Labelexpo, HYBRID has sold more than 1,475 seats of PACKZ, the industry-leading PDF editing software for labels and packaging, and 330 CLOUDFLOW workflows worldwide.

Key new product introductions made at Labelexpo Europe 2017 include:

• CLOUDFLOW Share Module
HYBRID's CLOUDFLOW software features a new enterprise file management module which can improve significantly the way that data is shared between different production sites within a company. Built upon very efficient synchronization technology, CLOUDFLOW Share works seamlessly together with all the front-end, back-end and prepress processes for load balancing and production efficiency, all working to ensure that the right file is available to the right person at the right time.

• PACKZ 4.1 Notes
PACKZ 4.1 now supports annotations within PDF files, including notes made in Acrobat and other Adobe applications, as well as more detailed annotations created in CLOUDFLOW PROOFSCOPE. Annotations made during the soft proofing process can be visualized in PACKZ for more efficient file modifications and corrections.

• PACKZ 4.1 Extended Live Objects
By adding support for scripting (using the industry standard, JavaScript), PACKZ 4.1 now supports the most complex Live Objects. This includes dynamic registration marks that automatically adjust for the size and color separations used in a job, automatic information panels which include job metadata and even job and customer information from linked MIS systems or other 3rd party data systems, as well as many other functions. The possibilities are almost endless, and the library of ‘standard’ functionality shipped with PACKZ will continue to grow in the future as more scripting applications are developed. <

NJM PACKAGING AND OPTEL TO SHOWCASE TRACK & TRACE SOLUTIONS

NJM Packaging, (NJM), powered by Pro Mach, and OPTEL will be showcasing their track & trace solutions. NJM's Trotter W pressure-sensitive labeler will be integrated with OPTEL's BottleTracker™.

This integrated system achieves in-line serialization and facilitates accurate aggregation at secondary packaging on automated lines to maximize manufacturing efficiencies. It enables pharmaceutical manufacturers and contract packers to easily and affordably comply with traceability requirements.

NJM's Trotter W labeler is dedicated to the wrap-around labeling of round containers at speeds of up to 150 bpm. It can be equipped with a thermal transfer and/or laser printer to print serialized 2D barcodes and alphanumeric codes, lot numbers, expiration dates and more onto preprinted pressure-sensitive labels during the labeling operation.

OPTEL's vision system inspects the variable data on the web and the labels on the bottles, and an automated reject device removes any abnormalities from the production line. For customers that need higher speeds and/or to label other bottle shapes, NJM offers other labelers for integration with OPTEL's BottleTracker™.

After labeling, the BottleTracker™ marks the bottom of each bottle with a 'unique identifier' in black or UV ink using a continuous inkjet printer. OPTEL's vision system verifies the components and associates each unique identifier to the serialized code. This approach facilitates precise aggregation at secondary packaging by enabling that downstream vision system to capture one image of the entire group of bottles. A group of bottles could comprise a bundle at the bundler or a layer at the case packer, with the unique identifier of each bottle in that group visible. <


LAKE IMAGE SYSTEMS ADDRESSES LABELLING CHALLENGES

Martin Keats, Managing Director at Lake Image Systems Ltd. “Variable data on labels and packaging is growing rapidly and so incorporating a robust inspection process is now an essential component of many label and packaging production workflows.”
Lake Image Systems will feature its market leading Discovery platform, offering powerful, tailored solutions for the Label and Packaging industry to automate variable data integrity and print quality inspection requirements. Solutions being demonstrated at the show include:
    •    Food & Pack Labelling are becoming more complex, with variable data traceability requirements, and RFID security tagging. Demands for increased throughput, improved process efficiency, and quality assurance are driving the dependence on inspection to reduce the risk of costly product returns, damaging client satisfaction, and ultimately lower profitability. Lake Image will be demonstrating its marketing leading Discovery platform, specifically adapted to focus on the print and label inspection requirements for the food and packaging industry. Printed variable data including UID, brand protection, loyalty and gaming devices can be automatically inspected and verified at full production speeds.

    •    Pharma, Shipping & Security Labels. Lake Image’s Discovery platform provides data verification, quality control, reporting and traceability enabling tools which can easily be applied to pharmaceutical, shipping and security labels such as tax stamps, authentication, and anti-counterfeit labels. Lake Image will demonstrate how critical data can be read even from challenging surfaces using sophisticated camera, scanner and lighting technology for applications featuring visible and invisible coding techniques, potentially combined with RFID technologies. The Discovery system enables 100% integrity and quality inspection for every label during the production process, verifying every code is checked, graded and validated for readability and accuracy. Missing or duplicate label detection across multiple production processes, critical for secure labels applications, can also be managed and controlled with the Discovery Enterprise server/client network. <


MPS REVEALS KEY PARTNER INITIATIVES FEATURED AT LABELEXPO EUROPE

Bert van den Brink, co-founder and technical director at MPS said: “Workflow management is a key theme behind the MPS technologies that will be presented at Labelexpo Europe. We’ve partnered with many industry suppliers that are equally driven in providing automation to the printing process, to build solutions that will help printers and converters maximize efficiencies in their overall production environment.”

The Management Information System (MIS) is the link between all systems and software on the print shop floor. CERM or Labeltraxx (MIS) sends the job information via pre-press to the MPS press, and receives machine information back from the press. Together with the AVT inspection system, a quality report can be retrieved from the MIS.

In the process control stage, AVT Presco measures the pressure settings of the anilox and print sleeves. Together with Apex, MPS developed Smart Anilox equipped with RFID. In MIS, the RFID specifications can be read to evaluate the history and apply preventive maintenance. <


SCHREINER PROTECH DEVELOPS FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND PRINTABLE PRESSURE COMPENSATION SEALS

Schreiner ProTech, a Germany-based has introduced the world’s first line of printable, steam jet-resistant pressure compensation seals (PCS). Developed through a joint project with one of its automotive customers, the new PCS HighProtect features a top film custom printed using thermal transfer (TTR) printing, making it viable for use as an information label or nameplate.

PCS HighProtect offers automotive OEMs and suppliers a venting solution suitable for customized inline printing, allowing them to eliminate a process step and save associated material and maintenance costs. In this fashion, the PCS serves dual roles of identification and protection, all while streamlining production.

A pressure compensation seal is a watertight, breathable membrane used to vent electronic housings, similar to a valve. The membrane ensures effective pressure compensation while preventing the intrusion of water, dust or dirt into the housing. In spite of their minimal height, the robust PCS HighProtect products can withstand even industrial-strength steam jet cleaners.

Until now, pressure compensation seals have not been printable. “When a customer specifically asked if printing might be possible, we developed a suitable solution within a few months and are now able to offer the innovative result to other customers as well,” said Adrian Marggraf, Product Manager for Schreiner ProTech. <


CTI INTRODUCES NEW HEAT-ACTIVATED, TAMPER-EVIDENT INK TO IMPROVE DETECTION

Chromatic Technologies Inc. (CTI) announced the introduction of Tamper Alert, a new irreversible, heat-activated ink technology to identify tamper evidence in labels and packaging for chemicals, pharmaceuticals, food, electronics and other products targeted for theft and counterfeiting.

CTI’s newest technology is in tamper-evidence providing customers with a tight activation window where the alert transitions from colorless to full color within a range of 10° C. Traditional irreversible technologies require a transition window between 30° to 50° C. (86° F. to 122° F.). This results in weak color activation and detection at lower temperatures.

The new Tamper Alert technology is available in target activation temperatures of 50° C. (122° F.), 60° C. (140° F.), 70° C. (158° F.) and 80° C. (176° F.). 

CTI is the largest producer of thermochromic ink and manufactures other environmentally reactive technology, such as photochromic, pressure-activated, irreversible, reveal and glow-in-the dark. CTI is an innovation company that supports the world’s biggest brands and package printers. <