US-based Rollprint Packaging Products has introduced a new anticounterfeiting technology, Ghost, for composite flexible packaging materials, which are used by medical device and pharmaceutical firms.
According to the company, the technology is suitable for chevron pouches that are used in medical device applications such as sutures, scalpels, prefilled syringes, artificial joints and catheters.
The new process is said to create an integrated and repeating watermark embedded in the packaging material, which makes it technically challenging to duplicate.
Rollprint Packaging Products sales and marketing vice president Dwane Hahn said companies that are using anticounterfeiting measures at present, implement various covert options that require specialized equipment.
"Because the watermark is added concurrently during normal processing, we can usually add the feature at little or no additional cost," Hahn added.
Ghost, which finds its use with various material combinations including peelable and weld seal options, has been created by the company to offer a better anticounterfeiting option to the companies.