GE Pharmaceuticals integrates Baumer hhs tamper evidence solutions

GE Pharmaceuticals said it has taken on a pioneering role in the European packaging market by utilising two tamper evidence solutions from Baumer hhs.

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These have been integrated into the two new packaging lines at the company’s factory in Botevgrad in Bulgaria.

The electric application heads of the Tamper Evidence solution apply a combination of hot melt and cold glue to folding cartons, enabling GE Pharmaceuticals to achieve maximum protection against falsification of its pharmaceutical packs.

In this context, the monitoring system integrated in the Baumer hhs tamper evidence solution is said to guarantee a consistently high level of security for all medicinal product packagings in the framework of Directive 2011/62/EU for prescription drugs. This ultimately makes it virtually impossible for brand pirates to open and re-close packagings sealed with hot melt and cold glue without leaving visible traces.

The two innovative solutions were integrated into new, automated packaging lines from two different manufacturers. Depending on how the demand of GE Pharmaceuticals’ customers for tamper-proof pharmaceutical packagings develops, more of the packaging lines installed at the factory will be equipped with the tamper evidence solution from Baumer hhs. The same applies to the new packaging lines that GE Pharmaceuticals are planning for the near future.

“The electric application heads of the Baumer hhs tamper evidence solution reliably apply the adhesives at very high production speeds and in excellent quality. At the same time, the monitoring of glue application with the Baumer hhs glue sensors allows us to inspect 100% of the packaging we produce on the new lines.

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No other manufacturer on the market was capable of offering comparable solutions,” said Dr. Günter Datz, managing director of GE, describing the new partnership with the Krefeld-based experts for every aspect of gluing and the associated quality assurance. “These Tamper Evidence solutions allow an ideal combination of product safety, cost-efficiency and flexibility in folding carton design.”

Prior to installation of the two tamper evidence solutions at the Botevgrad factory in mid-2015, Baumer hhs and folding carton manufacturer Kroha from Miesbach had jointly developed an innovative carton design and presented it to GE Pharmaceuticals.

GE Pharmaceuticals and Baumer hhs now also underline their new partnership in joint presentations at trade fairs and exhibitions.