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Global packaging and processing solution supplier tna has launched a new date-coding system which does not require compressed air.

The tna Intelli-date 5 is a high-speed thermal transfer overprint (TTO) date coder which incorporates print code verification technology for high-quality printing on flexible bags. According to tna, its throughput has been increased by up to 25 per cent over older models.

According to Anurag Mitra, product marketing manager at tna, the new coder was designed to seamlessly integrate into tna’s Robag vertical form fill and seal systems, and its simple airless design can reduce product waste and costs.

“Date coders are ideal for a wide range of flexible packaging applications,” said Mitra. ”They’re incredibly versatile and can be used to meet a number of regulatory demands, including ingredient lists, nutrition statements, traceability information or use-by dates.

“Whatever the application, accuracy and consistency are key to ensure compliancy and avoid products being rejected. Our new tna Intelli-date 5 date coder is the ideal solution for any food manufacturer who requires codes to be printed correctly, accurately and at high-speed, time after time,” he said.

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