Domino Amjet Ibérica has partnered with Becton Dickinson in Spain on a project which involves using Domino’s high-speed K600i inkjet printing technology to digitally print unique codes onto the outer paper packaging of needles and syringes used for administering the Covid-19 vaccine.
Becton Dickinson, one of the leading global medical technology companies, has been selected by the UK government to provide syringes and needles to administer the Covid-19 vaccine. These are manufactured at Fraga plant in the Spanish province of Huesca.
The decision to incorporate the K600i UV inkjet digital printer into the Becton Dickinson packaging machines was an ambitious move. The company was looking for a technology that would address the printing problems it was experiencing using other marking systems: slow and inefficient changeover with multiple SKUs, too many stoppages and downtime for the replacement of consumables, recurrent print failures, and inadequate print speed.
Manuel Hernández, business manager of Domino Digital Printing Solutions for Iberia and Latin America, said: ‘We are delighted that Becton Dickinson chose to integrate the Domino K600i digital inkjet printer into its packaging production line. The K600i was capable of meeting its high-quality printing demands. This has resulted in drastically reduced miscoding rejects, with no compromise in print speed, and significantly improved printing costs for Becton Dickinson.’