Becton Dickinson uses Domino printing for syringe packaging

Becton Dickinson was selected by the UK government to provide a large order of syringes and needles to administer the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

Domino Amjet Ibérica is collaborating with Becton Dickinson in Spain on several printing and coding projects, one of which involves using Domino's K600i inkjet printing technology to digitally print unique codes onto the outer paper packaging of needles and syringes being used for the COVID-19 vaccine.

Medical technology company Becton Dickinson was selected by the UK government to provide a large order of syringes and needles called Flu+, to administer the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to patients. They’re manufactured at Becton Dickinson's Fraga plant in the province of Huesca, Spain.

Becton says the decision to incorporate the K600i UV inkjet digital printer into its packaging machines was made to address the printing problems they were 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.

In the Fraga plant, the company says, the syringe and needle packaging machines work at a very high speed, requiring the fast and reliable printing equipment to cope with these high production needs.

Manuel Hernández, Business Manager of Domino Digital Printing Solutions for Iberia and Latin America concludes: "We are delighted that Becton Dickinson chose to integrate the Domino K600i digital inkjet printer into their packaging production line. The K600i was capable of meeting their high quality printing demands and this has resulted in drastically reduced miscoding rejects, with no compromise in print speed, and significantly improved printing costs for Becton Dickinson."

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