Acucote has expanded its portfolio with 19 new pressure-sensitive paper and film constructions specifically designed for the pharmaceutical market. Pharmaceutical brands demand performance, security, and authentication throughout the value chain. Acucote’s six tamper-evident label constructions are reportedly ideal for packaging closures and destructible labeling, as they leave behind evidence of unauthorized access or alteration and provide brand verification in markets penetrated by counterfeit products. Security enhancements, such as fluorescing adhesives and black light readers, are also available. 

Small-diameter and injectable device containers are used throughout the pharmaceutical industry. Acucote reports that it has developed 13 facestock and adhesive combinations that prevent material lifting and adhere to small diameter curves. For enhanced security, photoluminescence can be added to the adhesive for UV light detection systems. According to Acucote, the new materials are ideal for test tubes, syringes, pharmaceutical labeling, auto injectors, vials, and ampoules.

“The North American pharmaceutical label market is experiencing explosive growth as Baby Boomers age,” said Melissa Harton, marketing manager. “We’re pleased to expand our portfolio to meet the needs of this fast-growing sector by offering pharma label products compatible with traditional flexo printing and thermal transfer.“

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