Another market player that is extremely keen to emphasise product safety aspects of its closures is a packaging firm called the Schreiner Group
. This German family enterprise, which is based in Bavaria, first presented the advanced development of its safety solution – called Flexi-Cap – to the industry last year. What is new is that the tear-off strip no longer runs through the foil cap, but is directly integrated into the label. “When you open the tear-off strip, it automatically destroys the design of the original label, so that it becomes impossible to reuse the container illegally without drawing attention,” says Ann L Merchant, Managing Director of Schreiner MediPharm, a company within the Schreiner Group that designs solutions for the pharmaceutical industry and in medical technology. It is clearly bad news for so-called “dumpster divers” who collect drug containers with original labels and then fill them with counterfeit content – a lucrative yet also dangerous business.
The Flex-Cap Plus is available in a variety of types, shapes and sizes of glass containers. In addition, the lid can also integrate further details via barcodes or NFC chips for interactive purposes.