The Australian Institute of Packaging recently held a half day seminar on product identification at the Hilton Hotel in Brisbane.
The seminar provided attendees with a better understanding of all aspects of product identification and traceability.
The line up of six expert speakers represented all fields and came from the Structural Adhesive Co, Labelmakers Group, Tronics, Dy-Mark Identification Solutions, Syscan International and Scale Components.
Their presentations covered labelling, in house and automatic product identification, RFID applications and weighing and measurement systems.
Each speaker provided case study examples for all applications to help attendees understand the benefits of product identification.
Chris Hartley, Director, The Structural Adhesive Co discussed adhesives as a component of packaging and flexible packaging including carton sealing with hot melt adhesives and pallet stabilisation adhesives.
Domonic Calderan, Sales Manager, Labelmakers Group, Roll-fed Division explained in detail how to understand the role labelling plays in product identification, tracking, traceability and visibility through the entire supply chain.
Rod Evans MAIP, Tronics discussed the benefits of product identification including the various methods available such as ink jet coding, thermal transfer printing and laser.
Mark Luft AAIP, National Sales Manager, Dy-Mark Identification Solutions presented case Studies showcasing in-line carton labelling, pallet labelling solutions and real-time product identification.
Scott Austin, President – Australasia, Syscan Technologies highlighted specific case studies using RFID in the areas of security and identification, animal traceability, cold chain management for pharmaceuticals and food.
Ray Chappelow MAIP, Product Manager, Scale Components showcased hot to combine and apply product identification technology for weigh/ labelling, cubing and measuring and barcode scanning. This was supported by two case studies: In-motion weigh labelling in the meat industry, parcel and Pallet tracking, weighing and dimensioning in the freight industry.