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Matthews Australasia will demonstrate its newly launched coding technologies at the Food Technology show in Queensland.

The event, which runs from 26 to 28 June in Brisbane, will bring together the region's key packaging and processing suppliers and food and beverage manufacturers.

Matthews' general manager of operations Mark Dingley said technology on show would include small character continuous inkjet coders (CIJ), thermal transfer overprinters (TTO), and label print applicators (LPA).

“The Linx TT series of thermal transfer overprinters produce crisp and durable printing on flexible packaging films and self-adhesive labels,” he said.

“Because they allow food processors to print easily onto generic film packaging, TTOs are a cost-effective printing solution – especially for snack foods, confectionery and fresh produce.

“As well as coding fully compliant, high-density barcodes, they print everything from simple date codes and batch codes to logos, product descriptions, ingredients lists, nutritional panels and labels – all with longevity.”

Joining the Linx

Matthews will also show the Linx range of small character CIJ coders.

“CIJ coding solutions are fast, precise and reliable, so lines keeps moving and products always get high-quality codes,” Dingley said.

“Because of the way they work, CIJ printers are ideal for high-speed lines and irregular products across the food and grocery sectors.”

They are also versatile, with the ability to code on a wide variety of packaging sizes, shapes and substrates, and they have a wide range of printing speeds, ink and contrast colours available.

“What adds to the CIJ’s versatility is its ability to print on both the product and the end-of-line secondary packaging, such as carton and tray coding.

“They’re also very easily networked in to other packaging line equipment using our iDSnet software solution.”

Northern exposure

Dingley said he looked forward to connecting with Queensland customers and manufacturers in the Sunshine State.

“This is what we value about shows such as this: talking to customers and potential customers,” he said.

“Being able to demonstrate our solutions really helps people understand just how we can assist in streamlining identification and inspection processes throughout their businesses.”

Mark Dingley will be one of the panellists at Breaking Boundaries, an industry forum brought to you by Food & Drink Business LIVE and PKN LIVE on 4 August in Sydney. Find out more: http://www.foodanddrinkbusiness.com.au/live

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