Flexi-Cap label and cap combo prevent counterfeiting

By Pharmaceutical & Medical Packaging News staff in Anti-Counterfeiting on February 04, 2015

In April at Interphex, Schreiner MediPharm will introduce to  the U.S. a  label + cap combination providing vials and bottles with protection from counterfeiting. 

Schreiner MediPharm, Blauvelt, NY a Germany-based global provider of specialty pharmaceutical labeling solutions for more than  60 years, will introduce a new label + cap combination anti-counterfeiting solution to the U.S. market at INTERPHEX NYC 2015 Booth #1053, April 21-23 at the Jacob K. Javits Center. 

The company’s Flexi-Cap features a first-opening indication security solution that prevents the illegal reuse of medicine containers under the guise of being unopened, original products. 

Flexi-Cap comprises a label combined with a cap – a capping similar to the cover for wine bottles but adapted to the specific requirements of the pharmaceutical industry. The result is clear and irreversible indication that a primary container has been opened.  

Flexi-Cap works as follows: 

1.  The film cap is positioned over the closed container. 

2.   Then the label is applied without covering the peel-open tab of the opening strip. 

3.    Once the strip is opened, the bottom part of the cap, together with the label, remains attached to the container. 

Attempting to remove the rest of the cap destroys the label, eliminating the possibility of unnoticed illegal reus

Works for different container types, forms and sizes

Flexi-Cap enables flexible use with different container types, forms and sizes. In contrast to shrink-wrap solutions, the label construction is applied without using heat, making the solution viable for temperature-sensitive medicines. The pharmaceutical manufacturer's label and brand design remain unchanged, due to the combination of label and cap. In addition, the top of the cap allows space for bar code printing or NFC chip integration for electronic tracking. 

Flexi-Cap can be easily integrated into existing production processes. By adding extra security features such as holographs, color-shifting inks, void effects or the machine-readable LaserSecure technology, manufacturers can increase even further the hurdles for would-be counterfeiters.

“Flexi-Cap’s innovative security concept allows for flexible, customized implementation of a highly effective anti-counterfeiting tactic,” said Gene Dul, President of Schreiner MediPharm U.S.  “It accomplishes this by yielding plainly apparent physical and visual evidence of a container’s use – ones that vastly diminish the potential for illicit market reintroduction.” 

About Schreiner MediPharm

Based in the Munich area of Germany, Schreiner MediPharm is a global leader in the development and manufacture of innovative specialty labels with value-added benefits that have set the standard in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries. Schreiner MediPharm’s expertise is based on over 60 years of experience. The family-owned company provides specialty labels and label printing services to the biggest names in the healthcare market in over 20 countries around the world, including Japan. 

Schreiner MediPharm’s U.S. facility, a business unit of Schreiner Group LP, is located at 300 Corporate Drive, Suite 10, Blauvelt, NY 10913. For more information, call 845-848-9000, e-mail [email protected] or visit our website at www.schreiner-medipharm.com


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