We specialise in supplying powder handling systems to companies who handle and process powders, granules and tablets in the Food, Nutrition, Pharmaceutical and Chemical sectors.
Our system designs use Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBCs) to both move materials between manufacturing steps and for effective Powder Blending.
At the heart of it all is the Matcon Cone Valve - invented to overcome issues of powder mix segregation, containment and bridging that are inherent in traditional powder handling systems.
Discover our unique approach and materials handling equipment - the innovation that underpins all that we do.
The Matcon system is based on using IBCs (Intermediate Bulk Containers) to transport powders between the manufacturing steps and to blend powders in.
Through intelligent decoupling of manufacturing processes, we help manufacturers create flexible, agile production facilities. With each processing step created as a module, it is easy to build and grow with the success of your business by adding on new modules as needed.
With more than 40 years of powder handling experience behind us we’ve seen and solved the challenges you face every day. Explore the resources provided below and use the knowledge hub for help and advice. If you can’t find the solution you need, then please contact us.
The definitive guide to blending powder-based products, common questions answered, tips and advice to create faster and more consistent batches.
How to create the ultimate pharmaceutical manufacturing plant, from floor plans to building designs.
A guide for those just starting out and more seasoned Sports Nutrition and Nutraceutical businesses.
Discover why businesses choose to work with us
"Inclusion of the Matcon IBC blending system has increased the range and quality of pre-mixes we can offer to our customers whilst retaining our high quality assurance standards. By being able to offer this flexible approach the use of Matcon equipment has provided us with a strong advantage over our competitors.
We have been very impressed with Matcon’s service from the testing stage to the installation and appreciate their ongoing high level of service and support."
Rod Prince, International and Pet Business Director,
Trouw Nutrition GB
"Alimenta is a supplier to the Norwegian food industry. We started up with blending and packing with Matcon powder processing system in 2010. Since then we have produced thousands of tons every year. We are very satisfied with the durability, the efficiency, the accuracy and the flexibility that the Matcon system gives"
Morten Anderson, General Manager,
Alimenta AS, Norway
"Our investment in Matcon’s equipment and expertise to-date has provided a 100% improvement in efficiency due to being able to run our mixer and packing lines in parallel, rather than sequentially. Cleaning, change over and down time of our blender has been dramatically reduced providing a quicker throughput for each product.
This reduction of throughput time has provided us with the opportunity to increase our packing capability. We are therefore shortly due to replace our existing packing machines with a Matcon Powder Packer to simplify and speed up our packing operation. This will also minimise any contamination risk during the packing."
Mr Henry Bakkejord, Operation Manager
Arne B. Corneliussen AS, Oslo - Norway
"I have a senior management team, and as such, I need to provide them with the correct ‘tools’ to do their jobs. My senior managers were involved in the decision to invest in Matcon, having looked at alternative solutions on the market. Each step of the way from blend integrity testing, through to layout and installation they were involved.
By doing this, my team got the best equipment on the market and they have taken it and run with it, increasing the business turnover considerably, and they have driven new efficiencies and principles into the business. I feel RAIN made the right choice, and that we have laid the foundation for considerable future growth."
Mr Rupert O’Connell, Owner and Director
RAIN Nutrience, UK