We already equipped over 90% of our packaging lines with integrated solutions of our partner OCS. The OCS stations are able to fulfill the requirements according to the EU guideline (printing of 20 digits serial no., printing of product code (PPN; GTIN, NTIN), 2-D-Datamatrix-Code).
The following equipment is in use:
TQS-SP (for serialization of folding boxes)
TQS-HCA stations (serialization and control weighing of folding boxes)
TQS-OEM (for serialization of labels on primary packaged bottles/cans)
TQS-BP (for serialization of bundle labels and aggregation)
TQS-CP (for serialization of shipping cartons and aggregation)
In addition one line for serialization and aggregation of multiple packaging levels (e.g. fort he Chinese market) was implemented.
All packaging lines will be able to accomplish the serialization of folding boxes. Other serialization levels or aggregation can be accomplished upon request.
For handling and creation of serialization data and reports we have chosen ARVATO CSDB software solution. We are working together with SYSTEC & SERVICES as our IT partner for the implementation of the software and the on-boarding and connection to the customer software solutions. The validation and first Go-live with our customers is planned in phase 1 for Q1/ 2018.
2. Tamper Evident (safety closure feature)
The existing lines are already prepared for the installation of technologies in order to apply safety closures on folding boxes and the installations will be finalized by mid of 2018.
The following technologies will be focused on:
1. Hot Melt:
The favored solution for Klocke is to ensure the safety closure of the folding boxes via hot melt on the dust flaps of the folding boxes.
2. TE labels:
For some specific packaging lines tamper evident labels are used to ensure the safety closure. These labels are spent on the folding boxes inline via the OCS equipment. The labels are standard labels suitable for the safety closure of folding boxes.
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The continuous increase of drug counterfeits and the hereby resulting threat to the drug market makes it indispensable to implement a complete retraceability of medicines. In the EU guideline 2011/62/EU, which was published in June 2011, security features for the examination of the authenticity and for the identification of each single package of ethical drugs in the EU were defined in order to protect the legal supply chain of the intrusion of counterfeit drugs. The guidelines and technical requirements were defined in the delegated provision (EU) 2016/161 to transform them into national law. With the beginning of the compulsory implementation on February 9th, 2019, only prescription drugs which are marked with an individual serial number and whose intactness is visible via a security closure are allowed to be marketed.
The facilities of the Klocke group are already well prepared for the implementation:
During last year we began to equip the packaging lines with serialization stations. Therefore we use integrated solutions of our partners OCS and Systec & Services, which completely fulfill the legal and technical requirements. Currently there are TQS-SP (for serialization) as well as TQS-HCA stations (serialization and control weighing) in use. In addition one line for serialization and aggregation of multiple packaging levels (e.g. for the Chinese market) was implemented.
Furthermore the existing lines are prepared for the installation of several technologies in order to apply safety closures on folding boxes (safety labels, glued folding boxes, design-engineered original closure of the folding box, etc.). Thus we can offer different solutions for the implementation of the legal guidelines to our clients.
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