LINTEC EUROPE is using Pharmapack 2019 (Stand K74, Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles, 6th – 7th February) as a platform to display its security and tamper-evident labelstocks to businesses operating in the European pharmaceutical and medical devices markets. Created with brand integrity and protection in mind, Lintec’s solutions are ideal for different types of packaging that incorporate tamper-evident labels and seals in their design.
These latest innovations were driven in part by the Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) 2011/62/EU, which comes into force in February 2019. The legislation passed by the European Union Parliament aims to increase the security of the manufacturing and delivery of medicines across EU member states, with a view to protect patients and prevent falsified medicines from entering the supply chain.
Soichiro Fujinaga, Technical Manager of LINTEC EUROPE, comments: “Product theft and tampering are issues that businesses in the pharmaceutical sector are increasingly facing. The labelstocks that we are displaying at Pharmapack represent a simple but effective solution that deter product tampering by making any attempt at interfering with the product easier to identify.”
One of these solutions is Lintec’s tamper-evident ‘VOID’ security labelstock. Available in blue, red and transparent colour options depending on individual requirements, the labelstock’s tamper-indicating properties will instantly reveal a non-reversible ‘VOID’ message if the label is removed from the package of a pharmaceutical product.
Another tamper-evident solution introduced by Lintec at the show is Securafol™, a non-PVC destructible labelstock for security marking. Available both in white and clear options, Securafol has a 50% higher tensile strength than conventional destructible vinyl and has low internal strength once the labelstock is applied to the surface. This unique balance makes Securafol™ easy to convert on press, but significantly harder to remove post-application. This means that, in a scenario where someone attempts to remove the label from a packaged product, the material will fracture easily, thwarting any attempt to re-apply it.
“The key message we want to leave with show visitors is that Lintec has a solution for their security issues and concerns,” concludes Soichiro. “In that respect, Pharmapack is the perfect event for demonstrating the key features and benefits of our products to members of the industry. Our goal is that our labelstock will be part of a bigger solution that will give peace of mind and increase brand security.”
To view first-hand Lintec’s security and tamper-evident products, as well as a variety of other labelstocks for medical product identification, please visit the company stand K74 at Pharmapack (Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles, 6th – 7th February).