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Carol Stream, IL, United States, 2007/06/18 - Pad printing inks Type B, P and PG from ITW Trans Tech have been approved for use in applications that require United States Pharmacopoeia (USP) 30, NF 25, 2007 certification, known as Medical Class VI.
This classification is widely used in public quality standards for drugs, medical devices, and dietary supplements to comply with FDA standards for products which may come in physical contact with the human body.
The USP-NF includes a full range of tests, procedures, and industry best practices for all phases of pharmaceutical development and manufacturing. The world-recognized standards are FDA enforceable for pharmaceutical and medical device exports to the United States and used in many other countries.
Commonly used pad printing applications on medical devices include: trocars, catheters, tubing, syringes, surgical instruments, medical fittings, skin staplers, vials, medication dials, dosage dispensers, pill containers, and pipettes.
Compatible substrates suitable for pad printing with Ink Type B, Type P, andType PG include: acrylic, polycarbonate, polyester, ABS, polystyrene, vinyl, PVC and other plastics. Printing on polyolefins such as polyethylene and polypropylene is possible but requires surface pretreatment. Sample testing is always recommended.
About ITW Trans Tech
Founded in 1979, ITW Trans Tech designs (itwtranstech.com), fabricates and supplies complete product decorating solutions through the application of equipment, consumables and services to a wide range of industries. The Ilinois Tool Works (ITW) company offers a full line of standard pad printing machines as well as custom automated systems to manufacturers of medical devices, automotive components, sporting goods, appliances, hand tools, communications, and plastic injection molders.