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Retail new case barcode policy affecting the global coding and marking market

Last year, Walmart, the American giant of retail store, launched new barcode rules on its cases (Article HERE) to reduce the common time-consuming storehouse problem: finding the barcode and the product identification on the side of the box. Of course, this can affect the efficiency of the whole supply chain (time) and errors might be…

CODING AND MARKING: THE HIDDEN CHALLENGES

How ALE printers can respond to even the most demanding marking needs? When choosing a coding and marking system, customers often focus only on the final print quality and the initial printer cost. Although these elements are important, other factors are really need to be taken into account in order to purchase the best printer…

Food industry: EU companies to monitor presence of mineral oils in packaging

Impact of the latest European recommendation on food packaging On January 16th 2017, the European Commission adopted a new recommendation (Recommendation EU 2017/84) aiming at reducing and eliminating hazardous mineral oïl components in food packaging. This decision echoes the actions taken by the independant body FOODWATCH, which campaigned against MOSH (Mineral Oil Saturated Hydrocarbons) and…

FOOD INDUSTRY: New Regulations on Nutrition Labels

Worldwide, governments have taken measures to tackle the problem of rising obesity, aiming in particular at changing food labelling. In fact, the nutritional data on packaging was considered unclear and even misleading, preventing consumers to make healthy food choices. Because on December 13th, a new European regulation has become mandatory, involving huge changes for manufacturers…

ALE IN THE WINE INDUSTRY: 5 REASONS TO CHOSE ALE

Because every industry faces different challenge, ALE has developed adaptable products to respond to coding and markings needs across the domains. Here are five of the main reasons why ALE printers are trusted by wine makers.   Compact Despite a few exceptions, the wine industry is dominated by small to medium size companies and cooperatives,…