The confectionery industry is changing. The trend towards recloseable bags or tubs of bite-sized chocolate has brought demand for different types of plastic pack, in addition to the traditional paper or card outer wrapper of the chocolate bar or box.
Manufacturers and packers now need to be increasingly nimble as they switch production, machinery and staff between lines, in this environment mistakes are expensive, both in terms of downtime and wasted product. Coding and marking equipment plays a small but vital role in this process – reliability and versatility are crucial.
Code requirements may be simple and driven by legislation – usually a best-before or use by date, batch code or other identifier. But stringent food regulations and the importance consumers place on accurate labeling information mean this is something no manufacturer can afford to get wrong.
Continuous Ink Jet (CIJ) – provide non-contact, high speed coding capabilities and easy to use interfaces for quick, error-free code changes
Laser Coders – fast, non-contact solution offers permanent, high quality batch coding of confectionery packaging on a wide range of materials
Large Character Printers – a cost-effective alternative to labels and pre-printed boxes, ideal for secondary packaging.