Bar codes used in the pharmaceutical industry need to identify the product throughout the supply chain, and continually be able to access different levels of information that is carried within the bar code.  These thermal transfer ribbons need to be durable enough to withstand a number of conditions including autoclave resistance, solvents found in clean rooms and within the manufacturing process while maintaining legible print.  Thermal transfer ribbons used in pharmaceutical applications contain critical information needed to assure proper and accurate identification and often need to meet a number of FDA guidelines and/or have specific certificate of compliances to meet the demanding performance characteristics required in this market sector where patient wellbeing is critical.

ITW Thermal Films Extreme Solutions™ can help you find the PrintheadSaver® thermal transfer ribbon that is designed for your pharmaceutical label application.

PrintheadSaver® ribbons for pharmaceutical applications include:

Pharmaceutical Applications