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Platinum Press Adds Outsert Bundling System

Platinum Press Adds Outsert Bundling System

Platinum Press, Inc. has enhanced its capabilities with the installation of a new GluePac outsert bundling system from equipment manufacturer G&K-Vijuk. The modular system can feed, stack and glue twinsets and multiserts, turning multiple outserts into a single component for dissemination of instructions to patients, pharmacists, or medical professionals.

The GluePac® system is composed of a conveyor, two- to four- PA15 folded-leaflet feeders (expandable and configurable to requirements), a gluing unit, and vertical delivery. The servo-driven PA15 feeders are mounted perpendicularly to the conveyor and synchronized to precisely advance, rotate (90°), and feed outserts in proper order and orientation for bundling. An optional camera system is available for OCR/Pattern matching and bar code reading at the feeding point of each PA15, ensuring correct composition of the sets.

Serialization-Ready Printed Packaging Components for Pharmaceutical Industry

Pre-Serialization Prowess Includes Substrates and Printing Techniques Conducive to Meeting Track and Trace Mandates

Platinum Press offers a variety of serialization-ready printed materials amounting to ideal platforms on which to apply final track and trace data onto packaged pharmaceutical products.

In supplying a variety of substrates and printing options conducive to track and trace compliance, the printing company is a serialization specialist – one that employs the equipment and technology needed to help pharmaceutical companies comply with the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA)’s current and approaching serialization mandates.

By 2017, pharmaceutical packagers must include Data Matrix and human-readable track and trace codes at the unit level. The U.S. will require all Rx products to have a serial number and all homogenous cases to have a serial number. Although these items will not need to be associated or aggregated at that point, by 2023, full aggregation and supply chain data exchange providing traceability will be required.

With offerings including DataLase and Laser Ablation, Platinum Press has the equipment and technological capabilities required to produce materials fully prepared for final serialization, and has invested in coding and marking equipment ideally suited to the ‘parent-child’ aggregation of pharmaceutical products. Platinum Press offers multi-factor authentication using both overt and covert anti-counterfeiting measures, and has extensive experience addressing needs for track and trace marking at both the unit and aggregate levels.

“Platinum Press has the equipment, knowledge and experience to make healthcare
packaging the first line of defense against counterfeiting and supply-chain diversion,” said Andrew Vale, Senior VP of Corporate Strategy and Development.

Platinum Press Becomes Packaging Supplier for Walgreens Pharmacies

Leading Healthcare Packaging Producer Undergoes Requisite Quality Assurance Process

Platinum Press, Inc. is now a fully certified print packaging supplier for all Walgreens pharmacies.

To earn the quality assurance seal, PPI underwent a stringent program administered by Graphic Measures International (GMI), an organization that monitors and validates suppliers’ required process controls and ability to deliver consistent results for its vendors. This certification enables PPI to gain full approval as a print packaging supplier for Walgreen Co., which operates approximately 8,200 pharmacies nationwide.

“We are honored to be chosen by Walgreens to supply pharmaceutical packaging components for its pharmacies nationwide,” said Andrew Vale, Senior VP of Corporate Strategy and Development at Platinum Press. “The partnership ranks among Platinum  Press’ largest to date, and will further strengthen our reputation as a premier provider of packaging solutions for the pharmaceutical industry.”