Why Your Business Needs Supply Chain Management Software

As your business grow manifold and supply chain become more complex, it becomes challenging for you to keep a track of inventory, analyse the profits & losses, determine consumer retention and much more. Moreover, with the growth of fake products, adulteration and tampering you are continuously under the threat of facing huge monetary losses. Amidst this scenarioit becomes highly important to have a supply chain management software in place. Besides this there are many other reasons to use supply chain management software for your business. Let’s discuss them one by one.

 1. Prevents fake products and tampering

One of the biggest reasons for having a supply chain software in place is to prevent the counterfeiting of your products. Digital product authentication through smart labels or holograms helps in determining the genuineness of your product. Moreover, you can also track and trace your product in the supply chain with the same.  

 2. Improves inventory management system 

Supply chain management helps in improving inventory management system and eliminates waste items by allocating the right storage space. The system helps you to rightly assess your customer requirements and develops strong relations with other stakeholders of the supply chain. 

 3. Helps in achieving production outputs 

Supply chain management software helps you to develop better communication with your logistics, vendors and retailers. This major benefit helps you to determine the amount of raw materials, money and time involved in achieving the required production output. 

 4. Increases customer retention and repeat sales 

With the help of supply chain management software, you can easily implement loyalty or reward schemes for your consumers. A smart hologram or label with QR code enables your customer to redeem loyalty points by the scanning the same. This motivates your consumer for repeat purchases and thus increases your sales.  

Holostik provides a gamut of supply chain management solutions through smart labels and holograms. The QR code enabled labels are easy to implement and take less time for product authentication. One of the biggest advantages of our smart labels and holograms is that they are the perfect combination of holography and digital solutions.  

To know more about our supply chain management solutions, connect with us @twitter you can call us on 078578 57000 or drop us a mail at connect@ec2-54-210-245-44.compute-1.amazonaws.com.   

What Tyvek labels are and why you need them for your products

Tyvek labels are generally used for apparels, toys, home furnishings, and other products. The labels are made to withstand the harsh conditions of the environment. They are made with high-density polyethene fibres which makes them stronger than paper and more affordable than fabric. The labels have a paper-like finish and are highly resistant to water, harsh chemicals, food items etc. 

You can print different type of information on these labels which include product-related information like types of materials, instructions on usage, care and even bar codes. The bar codes can be used to track your product in the supply chain and also provide supply chain visibility.  

The most important feature of Tyvek labels is that they can be customized as per your specific needs. Some of the variants of these are sewn-in labels, rolled labels with or without adhesive backing and labels with reinforced holes. This high level of customization helps you to choose from a variety of Tyvek labels. Moreover, as a manufacturer, you have the choice to select either of these labels for your different product requirements. 

Tyvek labels are available in different forms like instruction labels, warranty labels, caution labels, product tags and care labels. Due to their durability, Tyvek labels can withstand high temperatures, moisture, abrasion and other form of wear and tear. Due to their extended life cyclethe labels have gained immense popularity among manufacturers.  

Holostik is a leading player in catering customized Tyvek labels for your products. Our labels are made with high-quality raw materials and advanced manufacturing processes. We have the most advanced industry certifications from organizations like DSIR, ISO, CRISIL, DMF, etc.  

To know more about our Tyvek labels, connect us with @LinkedIn you can call us on +91–785-785-7000 or drop us a mail at connect@ec2-54-210-245-44.compute-1.amazonaws.com.  

4 things manufacturers should look for in induction sealing wads

As a manufacturer of bottled products, sealing wads play a key role in your product packaging. Your procurement team can often overlook important points while choosing the right induction sealing wads supplier for your products. While affordability is a big factor, there are many other qualities that must be present in the ideal sealing wads for your customized needs.

To make things easier, we have compiled a list of quality parameters below.

1. Water resistance

The biggest challenge with low-grade sealing wads is leakage. A wad is useless to a product if it can’t keep its content intact.

Make sure your provider uses high-quality materials in the production of sealing wads. The wads should have the quality to withstand water and stay undamaged. Such wads will surely prevent spillage and keep the contents of the product safe inside the bottle.

2. Security features

Generic wads can be easily copied and aid product duplication or brand piracy. A high-quality wad will also have features to prevent duplication and tampering of your products.

Always look out for security features in sealing wads. Security features can range from holography, security printing, product authentication and even track and trace functionality. Induction sealing wads with security features can increase your sales and growth by keeping your supply chain safe from illicit intrusion.

3. Aesthetic appeal

Poor looking wads are a big turnoff for the end-consumer. The wad seal is the last thing a consumer notices and interacts with before beginning product consumption. Unattractive sealing wads can leave a negative impression of your products, and thus diminish opportunities to increase repeat purchases.

Although easily overlooked, aesthetics is very important for every packaging layer of your products including induction sealing wads. An ideal wad will sport a customized brand design (extending even to its security features) and effective use of colors and printing. Sealing wads that are appealing can boost your brand’s image and multiply sales.

4. Non contamination

Wads made from inferior materials are unable to prevent contamination. If the contents of the product are not safe, then your money and time will definitely go down the drain.

It is important to ensure that the induction sealing wads you use for your products prevent any sort of material contamination or oxidation. A perfect sealing wad should act as a barrier against any form of contaminants present outside the product’s packaging. This helps to maintain the quality of the product in the market and ensure high customer satisfaction and retention.

Holostik provides customized induction sealing wads with all the right qualities for your bottled products. Depending on your customized requirements, we can provide holographic wads, wads with lids, pressure-sensitive wads, peel-and-release wads and wads with in-built QR-code authentication and track & trace features among other offerings.

To know more about induction sealing wads call us now on +91–785-785-7000 or drop us a mail at connect@ec2-54-210-245-44.compute-1.amazonaws.com.  

Boost product security and sales with UV embossed films from Holostik

Product packaging with unique aesthetics and high security instantly grabs the attention of the end-consumer. No wonder, one of the prime objectives of packaging is to lure the consumers and make the product more saleable.

Taking a cue from this, packaging experts at Holostik came up with the idea of using UV embossed films for making highly attractive mono cartons and labels.

Packaging products affixed with UV embossed films have the potential to increase sales and leverage brand value.

UV embossed films-explained

UV embossed films are mainly polymer films coated with UV curable resin, which is later cured by high power UV light at the time of embossing. The UV embossing technology helps to produce high-quality holographic properties and effects as compared to hard and soft embossing processes.

UV embossing is a roll to roll manufacturing process consisting of 3 steps:

  1. The coating process: A flexible substrate film such as polyester is unwound from a reel and then a liquid UV curable resin is coated on the top side of the film. The film is dried to remove the solvent from the resin.
  2. Curing process: When the film is being embossed a high source UV light cures the resin.
  3. Rewound: In the final stage the completely cured embossed film is rewound on the reel.

UV embossed films from Holostik

Holostik’s UV-embossed films are used for making enticing and highly secure mono cartons. The innovative packaging solutions not only provide security to the product but also enhance the point of sale visibility. These films are available in generic and customized forms.

Customers who have used our UV-embossed films have reported a visible reduction in counterfeiting of their products and an increase in sales.

Technical specifications of UV embossed films

  1. Thickness: 23 microns for carton PET and 50 microns/36 microns for label PET
  2. Available as metallised PET / transparent PET
  3. Can incorporate different effects like 20 generic effects, texture, Images and pillar of light​

To know more about UV embossed films and packaging call us on +91–785-785-7000 or drop us a mail us at connect@ec2-54-210-245-44.compute-1.amazonaws.com.

Use of shrink sleeves in brand promotion & protection

In today’s cut-throat market competition, manufacturers are highly conscious of branding and safeguarding their products from counterfeiting. These companies spend a huge amount of money on selecting the right packaging for their products.

An ideal packaging should efficiently convey the company’s brand image, product details and most importantly should have features that prevent counterfeiting.

Different kinds of packaging solutions

According to the customized requirement of the product and the company, different kinds of packaging solutions are used. All the prominent packaging solutions have the qualities of flexibility, durability, and aesthetics. Among the many packaging solutions, holographic shrink sleeves are one of the most effective for branding and brand protection.

In addition, shrink sleeves provide 360-degree branding for the product.

Shrink sleeves from Holostik

Shrink sleeves have become the leading packaging application and are being used majorly in many industries like beverages, food, dairy, paint, cosmetics, detergents, etc. Holostik’s custom printed shrink sleeves are known for their aesthetic appeal and functional adjustability.

On applying heat, these sleeves reduce in size and conform tightly to the shape of the container or product, creating a sleek label and product package. No wonder, having brilliant artwork and designs on them, these sleeves are perfect for marketing and brand promotion.

Holostik’s shrink sleeves comes with a holographic strip that immediately gives the sign of tampering which makes it a reliable solution against counterfeiting. Actually, these are tamper-evident shrink sleeves that are visually appealing product packaging with an essential feature that ensures the safety of products and consumers.

Variants of shrink sleeves

Holostik provides shrink sleeves in three main variants which are as follows:

  • Body and neck sleeves with printing
  • Body and neck sleeves with holography
  • Body and neck sleeves with printing & holography

If you need customized holographic shrink sleeves for your business, then please call us on +91–785-785-7000 or drop us a mail at connect@ec2-54-210-245-44.compute-1.amazonaws.com.

Benefits of hot stamping foils in brand protection and aesthetics

You often see shiny and aesthetic foils of different shapes and sized – affixed to credit/debit cards, identity cards, plastic bottles, boxes or other metallic products. These enticing foils instantly catch your attention and cannot be removed from the products’ surface like labels.

Hot stamping is a form of relief printing in which a metalized foil is transferred to a surface at a high temperature.

Some of the industries where hot stamping foils are majorly used include government, education, apparel, automotive, pharmaceuticals, etc.

Use of hot stamping foil

Hot stamping foil serves the purpose of branding and authentication at the same time. Of late, these foils are being rampantly used by manufacturers due to their durability and cost-effectiveness.

Hot stamping foil is an important element of a hot stamping process. These foils are made up of several layers. These layers include a polyester carrier, a release layer, lacquer, image, and metal layers and an outer adhesive sizing layer.

In the hot stamping process, a heated die forces the foil against the surface which is supported by a counter cylinder. A combination of pressure and heat melts the release layer and a thin layer of metallic pigments stamps-on the substrate.

Major benefits of hot stamping foils

Some of the main benefits of hot stamping foils are as follows.

  1. Hot stamping foil can withstand harsh conditions of nature.
  2. These foils can be applied to a wide variety of substrates.
  3. Cost-effective and environment-friendly in nature.
  4. One of the best ways to ensure brand identity and protection.

Hot stamping foils from Holostik

Holostik is an industry leader in providing optimum quality hot stamping foils to the market. Some of the variants of hot stamping foil offered by Holostik are unregistered or running pattern, registered pattern with scan marks, registered pattern with both side scan marks.

The holographic hot stamping foil can be customized as per the requirements of the customer. This allows the enormous potential of incorporating different security features in the foil.

If you require customized hot stamping foil for safeguarding your product against counterfeiting and also for enhancing your brand value, then call us on +91–785-785-7000 or drop us a mail at connect@ec2-54-210-245-44.compute-1.amazonaws.com

Secure and flexible packaging solutions from Holostik

Different industries like pharmaceutical, electronics, FMCG, automobiles use a range of flexible packaging solutions as per their needs. These packaging solutions safeguard the products in a supply chain from spillage, tampering, diversion, counterfeiting, etc.

A product simply cannot sustain in the market without secure and robust packaging.

What is flexible packaging?

Secure and flexible packaging solutions combine the best quality of plastics, packaging films, holography, and digital authentication. Flexible packaging solutions have become highly popular due to their versatility, functionality, and cost-efficiency.

According to industry experts, flexible packaging includes a package or any part of the package whose shape can be changed readily. Some of the examples of flexible packaging solutions are security labels, security holograms, holographic pouches, shrink sleeves, holographic films, etc.

Flexible packaging solutions from Holostik

Holostik is an industry leader when it comes to catering customized packaging solutions. The anti-counterfeiting and packaging company has been catering to a wide variety of packaging solutions to different industries for the past 28+ years.

In this blog, we will discuss our secure and flexible product line which can be customized as per your specific needs.

Security labels:

Labels are considered as the first communicators of the company and its products. With added features of holography, security inks and digital authentication (QR codes/bar codes) they also prevent counterfeiting. Some variants of our security labels include paper labels, breakable vinyl, transparent, Tyvek and many more. These labels affixed to the product help in highlighting the product contents, enhancing the brand value and securing it.

Security holograms:

Security holograms are unique and low-cost OVDs (optically variable device) with the property to diffract light. Holograms incorporate security features that are extremely hard to copy by any other means. With the incorporation of overt, covert and forensic features security holograms are impeccable products against counterfeiting.

Holographic films:

Holographic metalized films are one of the best packaging products with a wide variety of applications like gift wrapping, lamination, and packaging. These films are available in PET (minimum thickness of 12 microns) and BOPP (minimum thickness of 20 microns).

Holographic wads:

Wads or liners are extensively used to close the mouth/orifice of bottles which in turn keep them secure from spilling or tampering. With the addition of holography, these wads help in preventing counterfeiting.

Shrink sleeves:

On applying heat, shrink sleeves reduce in size and conform tightly to the shape of the container or product. These products are used in many industries like beverages, food, dairy, paint, cosmetics, detergents, etc.

Hot stamping foil:

Available in different variants hot stamping is a permanent process in which a part of the object is marked with a properly formulated foil.

Other solutions:

Some of our other packaging solutions include holographic security pouches and tax stamps. While holographic security pouches are used in different industries for packaging products & making them distinct on the shelf, tax stamps help in preventing counterfeiting and collection of revenue.

Our flexible packaging products can also incorporate digital authentication features (QR codes/bar codes) which help in supply chain efficiency and visibility.

To know more about our flexible products call us on +91–785-785-7000 or drop us a mail at connect@ec2-54-210-245-44.compute-1.amazonaws.com.

How supply-chains can be secured against counterfeiting

From knock-off fashion accessories to fake mobile phones, automotive parts and pharmaceuticals, counterfeiters manufacture and sell inferior goods using another company’s trademark, brand name, logo or appearance. Benefiting from rapid developments in technology, these organizations use sophisticated means to duplicate items, making it quite difficult for customers to identify the true source of the products they purchase.

Counterfeiting is a serious crime punishable globally by fines that may run into millions of dollars and imprisonment of up to 20 years. Despite this, the counterfeit industry continues to cost the world economy hundreds of billions of dollars each year.

One of the biggest threats faced by companies is the problem of duplication. Counterfeiting or duplication can take place at any stage of the supply chain. Since the supply chain encompasses different stages, therefore, it is difficult to individually monitor each of them. Moreover, it is manually not feasible to examine loopholes or any errors in the supply chain.

Of late, different kinds of technologies are being used to secure and monitor supply chains. Particularly IT technology in amalgamation with holographic technology is being used by companies worldwide. A good example is the use of barcode or QR code which not just digitally authenticates the products but also links it with different IT-enabled technologies like track and trace, supply chain management, reward management, inventory management, marketing campaigns and other functionalities.

Digital authentication through a QR code and barcode take place on the individual product, pack, case and pallet level. Variable and unique QR codes are difficult to copy and provide security on each level of the supply chain. Holostik is a pioneer of anti-counterfeiting solutions and provides a range of holographic and digital authentication solutions for securing supply chains. Our security holograms enabled with digital authentication solutions helps in providing a multi-layered security approach to the product and the company’s supply chain.