Almost everyone uses some type of pharmaceutical product so the packaging of these products is very important. Using pouches or bags with multi-layer barrier films are excellent choices for protecting your product from oxygen, moisture, and sunlight. There are different types of bags and pouches, and printing or labeling them has differing requirements. If you […]
With the advances in technology, most industries have jumped on board to ensure that their labels, packaging, tracking system, marketing, etc., is relying on new and improved ways to keep their operations running smoothly. Using modern technology in the pharmaceutical industry is helping lower the chances of errors in medical offices, hospitals, nursing homes, etc., […]
Each liquid dose label is specifically designed to address individual needs in a pharmacy. From special papers and adhesives to a variety of shapes for irregular or small items, each one is designed to solve an issue for labeling oral medications.
One market that is advancing around the globe at a constant pace is pharmaceutical packaging. In 2018, it was estimated to reach a net worth of $78 billion, with a current rate of $20 billion a year. Packaging is key for safety, security and success.
Low density polyethylene (LDPE) and flexible metallized films like aluminum foil, are widely used for confectionary and salty snacks packaging. Flexible packaging is the fastest growing packaging type driven by innovations including zippers, gussets and windows. Flexible packaging is also popular because of portion control packaging and lower transportation costs.
Medical aluminum foil is the material sealed onto a plastic film. The advantages of using this type of seal is that it is non-toxic, corrosion resistance, heat resistant, moisture and light resistant, and resistant to high-temperature sterilization. The typical thickness is usually 0.02 millimeter, consisting of a protective layer, printing layer, base material, and an […]
Tyvek® is a brand of flashspun high-density polyethylene fibers, which is a synthetic material. The name is a registered trademark of the DuPont company, a company with a well-known reputation in the textile and chemical industries. Tyvek® is often used as housewrap, a synthetic material used to protect buildings during construction. The material is difficult to tear but can easily be cut with scissors or a knife. Water vapor can […]
Packaging has changed quite a bit over the past few years. Clear packaging, like blister packs and clamshells are becoming a popular choice among manufacturers today. Some studies suggest that shoppers are as much as 400% more likely to pick up a package if they can see the product that is inside.
Growth of international free trade and inadequate drug regulations have led to the expansion of trade in counterfeit drugs worldwide. Technological protection is seen as the best way to avoid this problem. Different technologies came into existence like overt, covert, and track and trace technologies.
The food and medical industry seem to change and grow daily. With that, comes stricter package labeling being required by the FDA. It’s important that your packaging meets the demands of the ever-changing industry and its regulations. At Griffin-Rutgers, we have a solution to meet your labeling requirements.
If you are printing best-before or other fixed or variable information onto sleeves, pouches or cartons, an offline feed and coding system could be just what you need.
Manufacturers and packagers of pharmaceutical products understand that a product identification system for pharmaceutical packaging requires two separate, but highly integrated components. It is mandatory to have a labeling system that can consistently apply labels at the required speed and with a high degree of accuracy. Along with such a labeler packagers need a print […]
Pharmaceutical manufacturers and packagers could be facing increased costs due to re-engineering of production lines to satisfy newly upgraded European Union Falsified Medicines Directives (FMD). Printing and packaging systems that carry out coding, and its related post-print inspection, offline as an independent process might make it easier for manufacturers to meet the new compliance requirements […]
Accuracy and speed are crucial in all aspects of printing and labeling and this is especially true in the pharmaceutical field. Pharmaceutical packaging and labeling are required to comply with state and federal regulations as well as meeting specific manufacturer and industry requirements. Many pharmaceutical carton and case printing needs can be accomplished with automatic […]
Stricter regulations that will aid in the fight against counterfeit drugs are leading a good number of pharmaceutical companies scrambling to meet the new compliance regulations. In order to do so they are looking at the potential of overhauling not only the packaging, but the distribution and tracking systems in place for all of their […]
By the time you purchase medicine at the pharmacy, it has gone through a rigorous amount of quality control for both the medicine and its packaging. Manufacturers, when using the proper pharmaceutical coding, labeling and packaging technology can track individual lots of medications throughout the supply chain from point of origin to point of sale. […]
The Mini-Panel labeling system is one of those technologies that continues to evolve. It currently offers the flexibility of using one or two labeling heads and can be used offline (semi-automatically) or can be integrated into a production line (fully automated). Many manufacturers might consider a mini labeling system to be an “entry level” device, […]
Looking for Value in Increased Pharmaceutical Packaging Regulations? Problem Solved with TraxSecur™ Stricter regulations that will aid in the fight against counterfeit drugs are also leading to an increased need for printers and personnel to prepare labels and packaging for the pharmaceutical industry. Many pharmaceutical companies are scrambling to meet the new compliance regulations and […]
Is There A Solution For “Serialization” that doesn’t require complete production line shut down to accomplish integration? There are off-line systems that have been developed that can feed, transport and print data matrix codes onto cartons that are in a flattened form. These off-line systems have been supplied to pharmaceutical customers worldwide and are manufactured […]
Production manufacturers cope with many different issues through-out the course of production. One way to speed up the process could be through the use of a stack-to-stack feeding system. What are the benefits of this type of system and could it fit into your facility? Here are a few items to consider: Fitted with the […]
When H.R. 3204, The Drug Quality and Security Act was passed, many organizations had to rethink the way they label and track pharmaceuticals to be in compliance. The bill was designed to clarify laws related to human drug compounding and to strengthen the prescription drug supply chain in order to defend against counterfeit drugs. A […]