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Pharmaceutocal Packaging Tamper-Evident Labeling Fights Fake Medicines

Editor: Dominik Stephan

A new tamper-evident labeling machine from Danish vendor LSS Labelling Systems Scandinavia applies security labels and unique pack identifiers, as required in the European Union from next February under the Falsified Medicines Directive.

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Lars Skole of LSS with the company’s new compact tamper-evident labeling machine, which also applies unique 2D pack identification codes.
Lars Skole of LSS with the company’s new compact tamper-evident labeling machine, which also applies unique 2D pack identification codes.
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Frakfurt/Germany – “It’s said that 10 % of medicines sold in Europe may be fake,” said LSS managing director Lars Skole. The LSS solution is compact enough to fit into confined spaces in existing packaging lines, Skole said. It handles up to 300 cartons per minute in a wide range of sizes, with both reverse-tuck and butterfly closures. Easy access once the cabinet is open allows quick changes of carton type. The 2D identifier is applied by either inkjet printer or laser engraving.

The machine checks both the identifier and the tamper-evident label and rejects any cartons that do not conform. Peter Hansen, project sales manager with LSS, presented a new machine for labeling vials and bottles at up to 250 units per minute. Although it can be used inline, the machine is also ideal for off-line operation. “We don’t see a lot of other stand-alone solutions on the market,” Hansen said. Single-sided operation is designed to make life easy for the operators.

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