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Quality coding solutions well suited to the cosmetics industry

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Coding for the cosmetics industry

When coding and marking cosmetics and personal care products you need to retain the aesthetics of the packaging and create a lasting, durable print. The industry is full of luxury, high-end items, which means there is a big market for counterfeit products.

Keeping full visibility over your supply chain and being able to identify products by their variable information, will help reduce counterfeit goods, improve consumer safety and retain brand trust.

Coding cosmetics on-line

Our high-resolution thermal inkjet (TIJ) printers are ideal for printing discreet LOT and batch codes onto cosmetic packaging.

Maintenance and odour-free, the compact coders can print in black, white, and yellow, so are suitable for making legible prints on any colour surface. UV inks can also be used with a TIJ coder to reduce the risk of counterfeiting, but also maintain the high-quality look of the product.

Plastic bottles, tubs and tubes are commonly found on cosmetics production lines. Thermal inkjet printers have a proven track record printing onto plastic, applying high-quality information directly to the packaging.

Feeding systems - off-line coding

Rotech have a range of feeding systems for handling all types of cosmetic packaging. They can be combined with a labelling or coding system – even hot foil if a gold or silver mark is required.

Rotech’s carton and sleeve feeding systems, are perfect for manufacturers who are dealing with a large product range. The RF Auto allows you to switch between product sizes and change print information seamlessly. The robust system prints as and when you need it, reducing costly stock-holding.

The RF Lite is the go-to option for small cartons, sleeves and pouches that are difficult to guide and print down the production line.  There are 3 editions in the range, that are suited to each application. The high-speed feeders will reduce labour requirements and the cost of batch coding.

Outer case printing

For outer cases, our high-resolution large character printers offer a low-maintenance, high-speed alternative to labelling. The innovative systems are capable of printing verifiable barcodes, text, and graphics on areas up to 500mm wide.

By cutting out labels completely, you are faced with a massive reduction in waste and a more permanent print image. Printing graphics and logos allows you to order generic boxes, so you can overprint any information and branding. A more cost-effective process.

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  • We take tremendous pride in the appearance of our packaging, and the crisp, clear codes produced by the RF Lite support this. This compact system has not only given us the flexibility to cope with increased production volumes, it has given us confidence in coding quality.

    The Somerset Toiletry Company

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Success stories

  • Statfold Seed Oil bottle label, best before date printed with Thermal Inkjet printer

    Nestled in the heart of rural Staffordshire, Statfold Barn Farm is the idyllic home to Statfold Seed Oil Ltd. Since 1992, the internationally successful family business has been producing high-quality organic and natural oils, cold pressed from the seeds from their...

    Engineer | Statfold Seed Oil

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  • Pelham laboratories print sample sat on an RF Lite

    Trusted by some of the UK’s most successful brands, Pelham Laboratories specialise in product development and manufacture of cosmetics.

    Pelham Laboratories

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  • Cartons being fed and printed using RF2

    A high-speed offline coding system from Rotech has enabled contract packer Speedpac to meet all its coding requirements using a single printer, as well as eliminating the need to apply separate coded labels to its gift packs.


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