PHARMACEUTICAL PACKAGING AND HEALTHCARE PACKAGING

Overview

Pharmaceutical Packaging

Firstan Quality Packaging is one of the leading pharmaceutical packaging manufacturers in the UK. Firstan provides outstanding customer service from the outset and we also offer a full design service if required.

We are specialists in providing pharmaceutical packaging solutions for folding box board cartons. Our award winning in house CAD design team produce innovative pharmaceutical carton packaging designs from folding cartons through to pillow boxes and unique bespoke designs for blisters, syringes, bottles and dispensers.

Our pharma packaging division is focussed on delivering the highest quality pharmaceutical packaging in the shortest time possible. At the heart of the Firstan pharmaceutical packaging operations is an extensive Quality Management system in order to ensure every job is dispatched in full and in perfect condition.

To guarantee product security, Firstan offers the latest anti-counterfeiting design measures. We can provide security printing and tamper evident features when requested. Firstan are also specialists in braille application.

To ensure smooth delivery of your pharma packaging project you will have a dedicated key account manager to liaise with at every point. Firstan have invested in sophisticated machinery ensuring your printed pharmaceutical cartons are of the highest standards and are produced as efficiently as possible.

BRAILLE

With well over 15 years’ experience in braille origination and application, Firstan have developed extensive tried and tested methods for braille embossing.

BRAILLE

Braille embossing is a vital component of today’s pharmaceutical packaging requirements, as part of a wider commitment to aiding those with visual disabilities.

From October 2008 it became a requirement of Pharmaceutical packaging designs to contain information for the visually impaired. Braille is always applied as a separate layer on digital artwork, using the industry standard braille font Marburg Medium and is created in a specific layer that differentiates it from the carton design.

For proofing and verification the braille is repeated and translated to standard type outside of the artwork bleed area.

JIT MANUFACTURING

JIT MANUFACTURING

Just-in-time (JIT) manufacturing, also known as just-in-time production is a methodology aimed primarily at reducing flow times within production as well as response times from suppliers and to customers.

Firstan work according to JIT manufacturing processes to ensure your order is delivered on time in full with maximum efficiency and minimum waste.

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PACK SECURITY

PACK SECURITY

To guarantee product security Firstan Healthcare packaging offers the latest anti-counterfeiting design measures. We can provide security printing and tamper evident features when requested.

TAMPER EVIDENT PACKAGING

TAMPER EVIDENT PACKAGING

Firstan offers tamper evident packaging solutions which can be built into the design of the carton.

Packaging tampering can potentially render products unsafe, dangerous or in some cases even fatal. Firstan’s tamper evident system – M-lock provides a clear indication that tampering has occurred and can protect your customers and brands from potentially harmful interference.

M-lock Tamper Evident Pharmaceutical Packaging - Firstan Quality Packaging

FALSIFIED MEDICINE DIRECTIVE

FALSIFIED MEDICINE DIRECTIVE

Falsified medicines are fake medicines that pass themselves off as real, authorised medicines.

The Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) 2011/62/EU that came into force on July 1st 2011, aims to provide an European legislation to prevent falsified medicines from reaching patients by introducing harmonised safety and control measures.

Among the measures introduced in the FMD are obligatory safety features for certain medicinal products for human use as part of the outer packaging.

SECURE HOLOGRAMS

SECURE HOLOGRAMS

Secure holograms are an overt pack security solution that can be added to pharmaceutical cartons to provide brand security. Firstan can add secure holograms to cartons upon request.

Please contact your account manager to discuss further.

BRAND PROTECTION

BRAND PROTECTION

Brand protection is a vital component of today’s Pharmaceutical and Healthcare markets. Firstan are very aware of the need for companies to protect their ip, identities and market share. Firstan work closely with Pharmaceutical and Healthcare companies to devise an array of both overt and covert anti-counterfeiting measures, giving our customers the best brand protection available on the market.

Firstan use overt and covert security methods to ensure that products are robustly protected from counterfeiting. All of these methods are deployed ‘in-line’ with no significant increase to ‘make-ready’ or production times. Integration of these methods starts right from the design stage, when Firstan’s experienced, skilled team are able to advise on the best practical methods specific to a customer’s requirements.

Another aspect of brand protection offered by Firstan is in store security. Firstans CAD team build in innovative Tamper Evident features that offer excellent protection without compromising pack strength, shelf presence or customer experience.

Firstan have invested in ‘in-line’ application of Sensomatic, Checkpoint and various other store security tags. These are incorporated deep into the design of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare cartons, making their removal impossible without first breaking open the Tamper Evident features. While the anti-counterfeit and security methods employed are tried and tested, Firstan constantly stay alert to the latest developments in the market. This is to ensure Firstan are always able to offer customers the very best.

Firstan have invested in ‘in-line’ application of Sensomatic, Checkpoint and various other store security tags.