Pharmaceutical Folding

Pharmaceutical Folding uses miniature folding as a solution to fulfilling the governmental content requirements for pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and consumer goods. Pharmaceutical companies are required to include a great deal of information with their products, and it can be a struggle to find space for all of this content without increasing the size of your packaging. Many companies have found miniature folding to be an ideal solution for including all of this information without taking up more space than is necessary in the packaging.

Pharmaceutical Folding, Miniature Folding

Pharmaceutical folding pieces produced for a client. Click on the photo to read more about this project.

What is Miniature Folding?

Miniature folding uses highly specialized equipment to fold down a large sheet of paper with printed content into a small size that fits seamlessly with your product’s packaging and meets FDA regulatory demands. It is an economical and effective way to include large amounts of information in a small space.

This specialty folding technology is used mostly to create inserts, manuals, instruction sheets and coupon booklets to include in product packaging. Miniature folding is especially useful for pharmaceutical companies in the creation of inserts, outserts, topserts, IFUs, DFUs, PIs and PPIs that can be included as part of your secondary packaging.

Flottman Company and Pharmaceutical Folding

Pharmaceutical Folding is one of our specialties! We have the information and expertise you need to create effective, FDA-compliant miniature folded inserts, topserts, IFUs, DFUs and more for your products. Flottman Company was one of the first facilities to incorporate miniature folding into our services, and we have remained at the cutting edge of this technology ever since. We now have over 48 years of cGMP compliant folding printing experience. With our miniature folding and miniature printing capabilities, we are able to produce:

  • Inserts
  • Outserts
  • Leaflets
  • Patient Package Inserts (PPIs)
  • Package Inserts (PIs)
  • Instruction Sheets (IFUs and DFUs)
  • Right Turn Angle Outserts (RTAs)

We will design, compile, print and fold your pharmaceutical folding jobs, handling every step and making the process straightforward and simple for you. We can produce fold patterns with as many as 238 informational fold panels, printed two-sided. Our max flat size is 28″ x 42″ and our patterns can fold down to as small as 0.5″. We also provide finishing options such as gluing and wafer sealing.

Pharmaceutical Folding Security

We know that security is a top priority and necessity for pharmaceutical manufacturers. This is why we have made it a top priority for ourselves as well. Our facility is under surveillance 24/7, and all entrances and exits are key-code required. Electronic proofing, physical counts and precision electronic reconciliation are all features of our security measures at Flottman Company. We provide strict quality controls while maintaining flexibility and assuring project efficiency.

Track and Trace Compliance

Are you regulation ready? The United States Federal Government and the European Union will be formally instituting track & trace compliance regulations for pharmaceuticals through the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) later this year. Flottman Company can support your pharmaceutical serialization requirements for all of your patient inserts. Our 2D data matrix serialization barcode capabilities enable us to reconcile the insert, label or carton seamlessly to satisfy DSCSA compliance regulations. Our technology will allow you to track and trace your product throughout your distribution system.

Complete Packaging Options

Flottman Company is a founding partner of the Rxperts Printed Packaging Group, a complete packaging supplier. We partner with a folding carton specialist as well as a label and extended label provider to offer our complete packaging solution, including folded printed inserts, labels and folding cartons. Rxperts provides repetition, continuity and scalability. We provide complete beginning-to-end solutions and services. Our partners are regulated and industry-audited, and they mirror our commitment to the highest-quality standards for production, verification and security. Gain your complete packaging solution with just one call.

Check out some of our past pharmaceutical folding projects and request a quote today!