Our comprehensive range of pharmaceutical label products support compliance with the EU’s Falsified Medicines Directive (2011/62/EU) for packaging of prescription drugs and high-risk over-the-counter medicines.
The Falsified Medicines Directive has been designed to prevent the counterfeiting of prescription and high-risk over-the-counter drugs packed in cardboard boxes. As part of the Directive, pharmaceutical packs should include an anti-tampering feature that exposes attempts to open the packaging.
Designed for tamper evidence and traceability
Our expanded range of pharmaceutical security labeling products have been designed to help improve patient safety. They provide peace of mind that products are authentic and that the packaging has not been opened since it was originally sealed.
Our seal labels use
pharmaceutical label adhesive RP62 EU and lead to visible, irreversible damage or change to the packaging or label when opened. These features include:
Cardboard tear. The Raflex Plus Clear TC label face creates a visible cardboard tear on pharmaceutical packs that have been tampered with. The transparent label face also prevents labels from being transferred onto counterfeit products by revealing the torn surface from tampered packs.
Hidden pattern or text (void effect). After application to the substrate and subsequent removal, the Void Clear No Tack TC 36 and Void Clear TC 50 label faces leave either a void text or a chequerboard pattern on the substrate. This change means labels which have been removed cannot be repositioned or reapplied.
Splitting or breaking into pieces (fragile effect). The Pharmatight and ultra-destructible Acrylate Clear UD TC label faces are relatively fragile and suffer irreversible damage when tampered with. Attempted removal of these labels will also cause surface damage to the pharmaceutical cardboard packaging.
Additional features are also available, such as holographic effects.
We also offer RP62 EUL luminescent solutions that combine fiber-tear tamper evidence with luminescent adhesive for label presence verification. RP62 EUL works with current sensor detection systems. Our red luminescent tamper-evident label material combined with RP62 EU uses
new label presence verification solution to reliably detect with 100% accuracy whether labels are present, regardless of packaging color or design.
Together these solutions increase patient safety, ensure compliance, and protect the security of your pharmaceutical packaging.
Pharmaceutical security label products
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