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Confectionery Industry Coding Challenges

February 22nd, 2018 Posted by Coding Canada Team

The confectionery industry coding is challenging. Confectionery manufactures keep consumers interested in purchasing their products by constantly innovating and experimenting. This is relates  not only to flavours but also to packaging. The trend towards re-closeable bags or tubs of bite-sized chocolate has brought demand for different types of plastic pack. This is in addition to the traditional paper or card outer wrapper of the chocolate bar or box.

Manufacturers and packers now need to be increasingly flexible 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 modest but vital role in this process – reliability and versatility are crucial.

The confectionery industry coding 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. Yet, innovation is driving the industry towards a wide variety of substrates or surfaces to print on including: heavy paper strips, laminate, coated metal and film.

Code on foilCode on plastic wrap

In this competitive industry, manufacturers more than ever expect coding and marking machines to print consistently and clearly on innovative substrates and surfaces.  Manufacturers continue to expect to code onto paper wrappers, plastic containers and tins at varying speeds without the loss of print integrity.

Coding Products of Canada distribute and service programmable coders and markers. They are capable of producing high quality prints with a fast drying ink or laser beam if required. Some of our products such as the Continuous Inkjet Printers, Laser Coders and Large Character Printers are portable enough. It allow manufactures the flexibility to move the machines between production lines.

Linx Continuous Inkjet Printers (CIJ) – provide non-contact, high speed coding capabilities and easy to use interfaces for quick, error-free code changes.

Linx 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.

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Please feel free to call on us to schedule a demonstration or to make coding on samples of your product.

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