Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Labeling
In the wide variety of pharmaceutical labeling applications, labels may be required to have special properties such as:
Labeling small diameter substrates
On small diameter substrates, such as test tubes, syringes and vials, labeling requires special attention, especially when the diameter is below 0.5".
Performance-wise, labeling glass test tubes differs significantly from labeling polyethylene (PE) or polypropylene (PP) test tubes. Overlapped labeling helps ensure success, along with an appropriate combination of the face material and adhesive.
The importance of traceability
Pharmaceutical products need to be traceable, and pharmaceutical packages usually have batch numbers and expiration dates printed on the label. Accordingly, the printability of the face material, often by thermal transfer, is important.
UPM Raflatac provides certified products
Pharmaceutical companies require that printers and converters use special label materials that have been put through extensive assessments such as migration studies and stability tests. UPM Raflatac provides pharmaceutical companies directly with technical support for migration studies. After signing an NDA, a full set of documents will be available and chemical details may be communicated.
Safety requirements and certificates
Labeling pharmaceutical products requires specialized face materials and adhesives that meet the requirements of the industry.
Self-adhesive labelstocks manufactured by UPM Raflatac are safe products in accordance with the material description given by EC Directive 2001/95/EC, Article 2(b).
Material safety data sheets as referred to in Directive 1999/45/EC, Article 14 and Directive 2001/58/EC are not applicable to self-adhesive materials.
The presence of heavy metals is a concern in many applications, including pharmaceuticals. UPM Raflatac's products comply with legislation regarding the presence of heavy metals.
* Health and safety
Statement regarding the Health and Safety of UPM Raflatac's products