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Videojet Helps Mask Manufacturers Comply with Coding Regulations

CHICAGO – September 1, 2020 – Videojet Technologies, a leading global supplier of coding and marking systems and supplies, helps medical mask manufacturers comply with coding requirements by offering innovative printing equipment for masks, packaging and shipping boxes.

Whether producing personal protective equipment (PPE),or any other products and devices currently in high demand, manufacturers must often code products and packaging for supply chain traceability and to meet government regulations that may apply to the products. Videojet helps these manufacturers match the ideal printing and serialization technologies to various in-demand preventive and protective products and their packaging.

“Initial shortages in PPE and masks led organizations to adjust their production lines. Videojet has been working with manufacturers to help their coding operations meet increased production speeds, identify and add appropriate codes to new products, and install cameras on their lines. We have created innovative coding solutions for PPE to ensure compliance with regulations,” said Timothy Kearns, NA Sales Manager, Pharmaceutical and Medical Device, at Videojet. “We are proud to be a world leader in industrial coding and marking solutions with a dedicated global healthcare team supporting organizations and supply chain partners with solutions, certifications and fast, reliable service.”

Medical Mask Coding

Surgical masks and respirators are considered personal protective equipment and medical devices. They are subject to local regulations such as the US Unique Device Identification (UDI) system and the European Medical Device Regulation (MDR) and must be labeled accordingly.

With Videojet printers and lasers, manufacturers can print barcodes on masks and mark dates, traceability codes, and product information on PPE including medical masks, face shields and N95 respirators.

Coding Requirements

Companies must code their critical products in many places, including directly onto the product itself; onto the primary packaging, such as a carton, with laser or thermal inkjet; and onto the shipping case with a label printer applicator or case printer.

Videojet helps mask manufacturers print on masks by helping to identify the ideal coding solution for the product or packaging and integrating the solution into the packaging line. The company offers solutions designed to help eliminate coding errors, jams and misapplied labels and meet customer, distributor and regulatory requirements.

Medical masks that comply with FFP2, FFP3, N95 or KN95 standards are generally required to be labeled directly. Typical coding requirements include:

  • Manufacturer’s business name, a registered trademark, or an easily understood abbreviation of manufacturer’s business name, e.g., company logo
  • Testing and certification approval number, e.g., EN 149:2001
  • Filter series and filter efficiency level, e.g., N95, FFP2 or KN95
  • The model number or part number, represented by a series of numbers or alphanumeric markings, e.g., 9455 or 9455A
  • Lot number
  • Date of production

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About Videojet Technologies:

Videojet Technologies is a world-leader in the product identification market, providing in-line printing, coding, and marking products, application specific fluids, and product life cycle services. Our goal is to partner with our customers in the consumer-packaged goods, pharmaceutical, and industrial goods industries to improve their productivity, to protect and grow their brands, and to stay ahead of industry trends and regulations. With our customer application experts and technology leadership in Continuous Inkjet (CIJ), Thermal Inkjet (TIJ), Laser Marking, Thermal Transfer Overprinting (TTO), case coding and labeling, and wide array printing, Videojet has more than 345,000 printers installed worldwide. Our customers rely on Videojet products to print on over ten billion products daily. Customer sales, application, service and training support is provided by direct operations with over 4,000 team members in 26 countries worldwide. In addition, Videojet’s distribution network includes more than 400 distributors and OEMs, serving 135 countries.

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