Our DM-inserts are suitable to mark plastic products fabricated using thermoforming as its manufacturing process. Thermoformed products are used in a variety of industries including packaging (food, pharma and MedTech), transportation, appliance and more. Thermoforming is using vacuum on one side and over pressure on the outer side to conform the polymer sheet / foil to the shape of the forming tool.

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Packaging dominates the thermoforming market. Food is packaged in thermoformed plastic trays and containers made out of polystyrene. Medical parts such as tools, syringes, needles, tubes and vials are packaged for hospitals and clinics.

The drug packaging market has a worldwide volume of over USD 145 billion and the counterfeited drugs have a share of about 1-2% in Europe, which leaps up to 50% in Africa. These numbers highlight the need for a secure code on drugs primary packaging for tracking and anticounterfeiting. Europe is already responding to such point at issue by introducing DataMatrix codes for protective purposes on such goods. We are a first line player in this scenario.