Healthcare legislation, such as the U.S. Drug Quality and Security Act and the European Union Falsified Medicines Directive, has created the necessity for global traceability solutions to better trace manufactured product, help stamp out counterfeit pharmaceuticals, and protect global consumer health. In response, Wolke by Videojet has developed a new printing technology specifically for track and trace applications, supporting the packaging line OEMs and integrators that supply turnkey hardware and software for these mandated serialization projects.
Responding to the needs of food packaging, pharmaceutical, and cosmetics operations for high resolution coding on non-porous packaging, Videojet Technologies is introducing its latest product in thermal inkjet printers, the Videojet 8610. It uses fast-drying inks, including MEK-based fluids.
Videojet Technologies Inc. has introduced two new printers, the 1560 and 1660, both with the new Long Life Core technology. These new additions offer an extended life service core, which is guaranteed to provide five years of operation from the time of installation, according to the company.
Manufacturing facilities are experiencing growing pressure to streamline production processes, reduce downtime, and improve Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), Videojet states. It is able to predict when equipment will require maintenance is one way to help achieve these goals.
Microscan Systems, Inc. confirmed it has purchased the trade and assets of Label Vision Systems (LVS) Inc., a company involved in label inspection, print inspection, and bar code verification. LVS will be fully integrated into Microscan and the LVS name will become a brand within Microscan’s bar code label verification portfolio.
TRESU Group will demonstrate its iCoat post-print coating system for digitally printed sheet-fed applications at HP’s Graph Expo 2015 stand #1202 in Chicago Sept. 13-16.
At the show, the coater will operate for the first time near-line alongside the HP Indigo 10000, a 29.5-inch format digital press designed for virtually all commercial print and light folding carton applications, according to TRESU.
Aprecia Pharmaceuticals Company announced the FDA has approved SPRITAM levetiracetam for oral use as a prescription adjunctive therapy in the treatment of partial onset seizures, myoclonic seizures, and primary generalized tonic-clonic seizures in adults and children with epilepsy.
It is expected to be available in the first quarter of 2016.
Specialist carton and leaflet manufacturer and contract packer Chester Medical Solutions announces it has installed the first digital carton printer for Braille in the United Kingdom.
Colordyne Technologies’s booth #S-6469 at Pack Expo Los Vegas Sept. 28-30 will feature its 3600 Series Laser Pro and the Commercial Class 2600 Series Mini Press. Its booth will also serve as a workshop and demonstration center for attendees.
Packaging equipment supplier Uhlmann announced it approved Domino’s full coding and marking range, which allows for manufacturers to integrate both system solutions into their lines and meet track and trace requirements for upcoming anti-counterfeiting legislation, reports Domino.
Colbert Packaging Corporation announced that it has achieved the level of G7 Master in its manufacturing plants. G7 is an international standard for calibrating printing presses and proofing systems to a common visual neutral grayscale appearance.
The G7 Master Qualification, which was awarded by Idealliance, signifies that Colbert Packaging possesses the knowledge and skills required to meet the G7 methodology in a graphic communications production environment.