Coding, Labelling, Inspection in the Dairy Industry

With Matthews, it’s never been easier to meet the challenges of coding, labelling and inspection in the Dairy industry. With our advanced systems blended with years of experience working with the Dairy industry, Matthews provides everything you need to transform your unique processing environment to enable flow of product to customer – efficiently and seamlessly.

The Australian dairy industry is facing new challenges, including emerging consumer trends, rising global competition, and stricter industry and retailer regulations, to name but a few. At the same time, there are challenges inside the factory doors:

  • Environment challenges: e.g. coding in humid or cold environments, on wet and wash-down surfaces, and at super high-line speeds 
  • Variety of packaging materials: e.g. liquid paperboard, HDPE, rigid and flexible plastics
  • Inherent short product shelf-life: Demanding better efficiencies throughout the productions line. 

It’s never been more important for dairy processers to have the right coding and marking equipment to deliver accurate, durable codes at high speeds and on a variety of packaging formats, with the right inspection technology to guarantee high quality goods. 

Date Coding and Product Labelling

Smudged or incorrect date codes result in wasted product. So it’s critical to invest in technology you can count on to ensure codes are always clean, crisp and correct, and do not rub off, even with moisture on the packaging.  Matthews provides a range of Continuous Ink Jet (CIJ) Printers and Label Applicators that can print codes or apply labels onto a variety of packaging materials used for milk, yoghurt and desserts – even at high line speeds. 

Serialisation in the dairy industry

Serialisation is an important application with the potential to unlock huge benefits around traceability and transparency in the supply chain – especially with the export market opening up for dairy. Matthews provides the right Laser Coding technology to apply the code in your unique production line and ensure it is permanent. 

Carton Coding & Pallet Labelling 

Dairy processers need technology solutions capable of applying codes to the various substrates used for primary and secondary packaging. At the same time, you need to ensure your codes will be applied reliably in wet or humid environments. Matthews offers flexible and cost-effective Thermal Inkjet Printers and Label Print and Apply Systems for both outer cases and primary packaging. 

Quality control 

Vision inspection systems and checkweighing systems will automate quality control of your packaging quality, so you can reduce the potential for human error and enable greater transparency throughout the process. Matthews can help you implement vision inspection and checkweighing systems to save costs, improve efficiencies and ultimately increase retailer and consumer trust of your brand. 


Accurate, efficient Weigh Labelling Systems
Streamline your production line with weigh-labelling or weigh-price labelling systems from Matthews. Made in Germany by Bizerba, our flexible, fully automated solutions will accelerate efficiency in both food and non-food industries.
Checkweighing systems
Drive targeted cost reductions and more transparency with Matthews’ checkweighing systems. Made in Germany by Bizerba, our high-performance range of checkweighers make it easy to get greater visibility and efficiency across your production line.
In-Line Labelling Systems
With in-line labelling systems from Matthews, you can confidently and cost-effectively label your primary products. With versatile, modular designs, our in-line labelling systems are suitable for a wide range of labelling applications.
Metal Detection Systems
Make sure that every product leaving your factory door is free from metal contaminants, with Matthews’ metal detection systems. With easy installation and seamless integration, our systems are a reliable and cost-effective way to protect your brand f ...
Next generation Label Applicators
Save valuable time, resources and costs of manual label application, with a Label Applicator. Matthews offers automated labelling systems with high flexibility to fit your business needs and products.
Next generation Print & Apply Solutions
Streamline your label printing and application with a Label Printer Applicator (LPA). As the Australian market leader for barcode print and apply, Matthews provides the right solution to fit your business.
Next generation thermal inkjet coding
Print exceptional quality codes at low cost with Thermal Inkjet Coders from Matthews. Ideal for carton coding and 2D coding across a variety of packaging even on high speed lines. Easy to use and implement, Matthews’ Thermal Inkjet Coders are a flexi ...
Reliable and Durable DOD Inkjet Printers
Discover low cost, flexible Large Character Drop On Demand Inkjet printers from Matthews Australasia. Our robust, low maintenance solutions are ideal for printing onto secondary packaging and timber & hardware products.
Small Character Continuous Inkjet Coding
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TTO Printing for Flexible Packaging
Produce crisp and durable printing for your flexible packaging and labels with Thermal Transfer Overprinting from Matthews Australasia. Excellent for high-density barcodes and labels that require longevity. Perfect for cost-effective packaging by usi ...


Accurate Weigh Labelling for Products & Cartons
Automatic weigh labelling and weigh-price labelling from Matthews Australasia for high-speed inline or standalone weighing, label printing and application. Advanced weighing and printing technology streamlines your processes and improves accuracy.
Carton Labelling and Coding
Matthews’ carton labelling and carton coding solutions are an easy and cost-effective way to get high quality, robust labels onto your cartons. No matter the production environment or line speed. Learn more about our Coders and Label Printer Applicat ...
Compliant Pallet labels that scan every time
Print and apply pallet labels that scan every time, with pallet labelling solutions from Matthews. With compliant SSCC pallet labels, you can speed your product’s time to market, enjoy better inventory control and save your business time and money.
Date and batch codes you can count on
Get precise, easy-to-read and indelible date codes and batch codes for your products. With Matthews’ years of experience and technology expertise, you have everything you need to implement compliant coding solutions you and your customers can count o ...
High Performance Vision Inspection Systems
Take a step closer to zero-defect manufacturing. Matthews’ vision inspection systems empower you to improve product quality, promote efficiency, and ultimately improve your bottom line. Discover the benefits for your business.
Precise and Automated Checkweighing
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Primary GTIN barcodes that scan first time, every time
Whatever your retail product, Matthews has the coding or labelling solution to make sure you have primary barcodes that scan first time, every time. As a GS1 Strategic Alliance Partner, we can help you implement the right technology to apply barcode ...
Print and Label Ingredient Lists & Nutritional Panels
With Matthews coding & labelling solutions, you have everything you need to add ingredient lists and nutritional panels to your products, clearly and precisely.
Product labelling that works for your business
Matthews’ product labelling solutions are designed to keep your production line moving. Our In-line Labelling Systems and Label Applicators are an easy way to get high quality, robust labels onto just about any product and in any production environme ...
Unlock the power of Promotional Coding
Boost sales and generate brand loyalty with promotional coding solutions from Matthews. Find out how to print QR codes and alphanumeric codes onto your products. Matthews makes it easy and cost-effective to tap into the power of on-pack promotions fo ...


Fully compliant Shipper Coding and Labelling
Ensure your shipper cartons include the right barcode and information to comply with retailer requirements. As a GS1 Strategic Alliance Partner, Matthews can help you implement the right shipper coding and labelling technology solution to ensure your ...
MPERIA™ line controller
Control multiple printers across your production lines and packaging locations with MPERIA™, a universal management platform for Matthews print technologies. MPERIA™ is easy to use, easy to integrate and fully scalable. Find our how MPERIA™ can provi ...
Precise Inspection Solutions
Detect, identify and correct any problems before your products leave the plant. Matthews offers a range of advanced inspection solutions designed to achieve precision in your production line, so you can reduce cost, protect your brand and improve you ...
Primary Coding for every Product
Print retail barcodes, date codes, batch codes and 2D codes onto your primary product packaging. With deep experience implementing primary coding solutions across all industry sectors, Matthews can help you find the most efficient and cost-effective ...

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Camperdown Dairy International
A partnership approach, understanding market trends and an ability to integrate cutting-edge technologies saw Camperdown Dairy International choose Matthews Australasia as a key supplier for its foray into the Chinese infant formula market.

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