Schreiner Group Forum - Winter 2019

Schreiner MediPharm 15 RFID labels are suitable for a wide range of manufacturing processes Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) enables fast, contactless reading, transmission and storage of digital data. They provide the basis for smart functionalities in the context of digitalization in healthcare. Digital authentication for product and brand protection, interactive user information, com- munication between the product and medi- cal device or process and logistics optimiza- tion: RFID labels from Schreiner MediPharm for pharmaceutical products and medical devices are individually adapted to the primary container or secondary packaging and offer a wide range of possible applications. Due to their thin, flexible construction, RFID inlays—in other words the antenna and chip— can be easily integrated into labels for medi- cine containers, consumer goods or medical devices without impairing the existing design. Of importance in this context is the reliable performance of the label-integrated RFID chips across the entire manufacturing pro- cess through to their end use. Particularly the application of RFID labels to round containers with narrow radii, such as vials or syringes, poses a major challenge. Newly developed label designs from Schreiner MediPharm and the selection of suitable inlays are key fac- tors that help avoid potential damage to the RFID tags during manufacturing and handling processes. For successful implementation, the in-house R+D department performs extensive tests to verify the robustness of the RFID labels before the prototypes go into commercial production. Based on the test results obtained, as well as in the customer’s field application, the fact that the special label design enhances the reliability of the RFID chips can be clearly documented. Thus, the functionality from production through to end use is ensured. As part of a complex total solution it is important to pay attention to the label design and its opti- mal integration early on. Schreiner MediPharm supports customers particularly in this early development stage in considering critical aspects and adapting a specific label construc- tion to the desired application and the manu- facturing process. As a result, pharmaceutical manufacturers are provided with a reliable solu- tion that supports product and patient safety. Robust RFID labels applied to vials withstand extreme test conditions