Romaco and NANO 4 U introduce holographic security solution for pharma.
The Romaco Group, a supplier of processing and packaging equipment predominantly for the pharmaceutical industry, and its partner NANO 4 U, a high technology security solutions provider, have introduced a new anti-counterfeit holographic primary packaging solution for pharmaceuticals that meets the EU Falsified Medicine Directive 2011/62/EU.
Primary packaging is the material that first envelops the product and is the package in direct contact with the contents. It is the smallest unit of distribution. In this instance, the anti-counterfeit solution has been developed to protect blister packs as the primary packing format that are used to store and distribute pharmaceutical solids in the form of tablets.
According to Romaco, the new anti-counterfeit solution uses banknote authentication technologies and can be integrated into all blister machines, equipped with a coding station, without affecting production speeds. This was demonstrated recently on the Romaco Noack 960 blister line at the ACFIEMA event in Frankfurt, Germany.
Individual holographic stamps that can incorporate company logos and branding, together with a combination of alpha-numerics, are applied in-line and without the need for additional materials. Invisible codes can also be incorporated into the hologram and verified quickly and easily using a simple laser pointer to reveal a hidden logo or data matrix code.
According to Romaco, the use of anti-counterfeit holographic stamps applied in-line makes this technology a serious deterrent to counterfeiters.
The new solution also integrates future track & trace standards for the full traceability of pharmaceutical products.
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