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View Introducing Andy: Rotech’s new Sales & Aftercare Coordinator

Introducing Andy: Rotech’s new Sales & Aftercare Coordinator

| 2 mins |Hope Jones |Andy Lucy

With extensive experience in customer service, Andy will work alongside Jade Noakes, to ensure our customers receive top-notch support throughout their coding & marking journey.

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View Compostable Plastic Packaging – A Quick Guide

Compostable Plastic Packaging – A Quick Guide

|Kirsty Burrage

Compostable plastics fall into 3 categories, and the category they fall into, determines how they must be disposed of to be composted effectively.

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View 5 Engineers, 5 Questions, 25 Interesting Answers

5 Engineers, 5 Questions, 25 Interesting Answers

| 5 mins |Hope Jones |Steve Ryan |Chris Baker |Darren Golder | Peter Lisher | Jack Peacock

As we head towards the end of 2022 and Rotech completes its milestone 25th year, it seems like a perfect time to reflect on the past, present and look to the future of engineering and coding & marking. What better way to do that, than by asking 5 expert engineers, 5 crucial questions to get 25 insightful answers.

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View Rotech marking a path to improve Sustainable working

Rotech marking a path to improve Sustainable working

| 3 mins |Hope Jones

In 2019 Rotech published an article highlighting packaging predictions for the upcoming year. Funnily enough, many ring true today. So, it’s not surprising that there is still a growing pressure to “create a circular economy by reducing single-use plastics” which is dictating the decisions of all manufacturers and consumers alike. But what steps are being made by Rotech to improve sustainability?

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View Tricks to get you started with product coding

Tricks to get you started with product coding

|Kirsty Burrage

Virtually all products/packaging destined for consumers need to carry a legible mark or code. This could be a batch number to aid traceability, a use-by date code to protect consumers, or a datamatrix barcode for serialisation.

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View A coding crime scene – the fight against ageing technology!

A coding crime scene – the fight against ageing technology!

|Hope Jones

At Rotech, we have witnessed multiple coding & marking crime scenes. The businesses affected are found drowning in downtime, cleanup costs, damage, and maintenance. It’s finally time to find out who is responsible. WHO DID IT?

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View How are HFSS restrictions affecting our supermarkets?

How are HFSS restrictions affecting our supermarkets?

| 4 mins |Hope Jones

This October, the government introduced hard-hitting regulations surrounding High fat, sugar, and salt products (also known as HFSS.) Market researcher IRI forecasts that 14% of chocolate sales will be lost because of the changes, so it’s now more important than ever to consider product placement and packaging.

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View The Cost of Maintenance – TIJ vs CIJ

The Cost of Maintenance – TIJ vs CIJ

| 2 MINS |Kirsty Burrage

One of the top complaints that we get from manufacturers reaching to us for guidance on their coding and marking operations, is that the maintenance involved in the day-to-day running of their coding system is too costly. They usually all have something in common – that they’re printing on their products or packaging using continuous inkjet (CIJ) technology.

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View Coding and Marking – More Than Just a Necessity

Coding and Marking – More Than Just a Necessity

| 2 mins

Coding and marking, the process in which variable data such as lot codes, batch numbers and barcodes are applied onto products, packaging or labels is often seen as a mandatory, unavoidable part of the production and packaging process and nothing more.

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