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Excellent Top™ 1D – tailor-made for 1D-Codes, mandatory for pharmaceutical exports to China

12.04.2017 - Virgin Fibre Cartonboard, Innovations / Investments

Excellent Top™ 1D has a special top coating that gives it optimal laser and inkjet coding properties, allowing for highly precise 1D codes and 2D matrix codes.

Perfect for 1D codes and 2D matrix codes
The German Forschungsgesellschaft Druck e.V. (Graphic Technology Research Association FOGRA) has confirmed this fact. The development of Excellent Top™ 1D was triggered by new regulations for serialisation in the pharmaceuticals industry to guarantee complete product traceability and reliable counterfeit protection.

New regulations in the pharmaceuticals industry
Pharmaceutical companies are confronted with new, regionally differentiated regulations for labelling and serialisation in the international market. Apart from the provisions of Directive 2011/62/EU (Falsified Medicines Directive), which have to be implemented in the European Union starting 2019, the labelling regulations for sales in China demand particular attention: since 2015, all pharmaceutical products sold in China have to be equipped with a one-dimensional 128C bar code, the so called Electronic Drug Monitoring Code (EDMC).

Full customer service from the Baiersbronn mill 
Our laboratory in the virgin fibre mill in Baiersbronn, Germany, is equipped with special facilities for testing coding and readability under real-life conditions. 
Baiersbronn is a strategically perfect location for access to the Central European markets. Short transport routes guarantee flexible delivery service and contribute to reaching sustainability targets. Weekly production of the most important grades and grammages also allows for very short delivery times. 

As confirmed by an external institute, the MMK GC qualities have optimal laser and inkjet coding properties for 2D matrix codes. World leading manufacturers of pharmaceutical products rely on MMK qualities for complying with legal requirements across national borders.

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