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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 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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View TIJ Printers Light the Way For Candle Producer

TIJ Printers Light the Way For Candle Producer

| 3 mins

A candle manufacturer has boosted its ability to meet growing demand for its premium products by swapping messy and inflexible old coding systems for four clean and flexible, low-maintenance thermal inkjet (TIJ) printers from Rotech.

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View UKCA mark deadline fast approaching – are you ready?

UKCA mark deadline fast approaching – are you ready?

| 2 mins

The UKCA is a new product mark that must be used in place of the CE mark in England, Scotland, and Wales.

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View TIJ – The Optimum Printing Technology For Food Packaging?

TIJ – The Optimum Printing Technology For Food Packaging?

| 2 mins

Over the past year or so we have seen a dramatic increase in the number of food manufacturers choosing thermal inkjet to date code their packaging over other technologies such as continuous inkjet (CIJ) or laser.

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View Manufacturers left in a Sticky Situation due to Label Shortages

Manufacturers left in a Sticky Situation due to Label Shortages

| 2 mins

When whispers of label shortages began during 2021- many thought that the problem would be resolved within a matter of months. However, like the labels, the problem has stuck, and lead times can span up to 3 months, causing problems for manufacturers across the globe.

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