Pack Expo 2013: Rollprint launches anti-counterfeiting composite flexible-packaging technology

Las Vegas - Rollprint Packaging has developed a new proprietary technology called Ghost, which creates an integrated, repeating watermark embedded in the composite flexible packaging material. The company says this process makes it technically and economically challenging to duplicate.

Dwane Hahn, VP of sales and marketing for Rollprint, told PlasticsToday at Pack Expo (Sept. 23-25; Las Vegas) that the technology was designed for medical devices and pharmaceutical packaging. He said that the World Health Organization reports that more than 8% of medical devices in circulation are counterfeit and more than 10% of global pharmaceutical commerce is counterfeit.

Counterfeit devices and drugs can pose a significant danger to consumer safety but also present a dramatic economic impact to the industry, he said.

Ghost is suited for chevron pouches used in medical device applications, such as sutures, scalpels, prefilled syringes, artificial joints and catheters. The proprietary technology can be used with a variety of material combinations including peelable and weld seal options used in conjunction with polyester, foil, nylon and other substrates.

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