Published 8th July, 2020 by Greg Morris
"CETIE, whose members include Emhart, O-I, Tiama and Verallia, discuss a single, universal method which can trace each individual glass container.
In the food industry, traceability is absolutely essential, not only for foodstuffs but also for other components which come into contact with the food: the primary packaging.
For the best possible traceability, we need to be able to identify the object that we want to trace, at any point in the value chain (when the packaging is produced, when it is filled, at the various storage and distribution points, and especially when it reaches the end consumer). This individual identification system means we can retrieve key information regarding the object: the supplier, the exact time and place of production, which can help us work out the exact conditions in which it was manufactured (settings used in the process, material used, personnel involved) and potentially analyse anomalies detected at any point in the value chain.
What may seem like a simple prospect becomes more complicated when glass containers, bottles and jars are involved. There are several obstacles that hinder tracing these receptacles:
These limitations and relative imprecision, could be overcome if each bottle could be individually identified as soon as it was moulded. (...)"
This document explains how Cetie manages the registration of the lines, attributing to each glassmaker a series of numbers corresponding to the lines he intends to equip with datamatrix laser coding.
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Status Published document
Edition First edition
Published on 16/09/2020