FINAT Awards
Schreiner MediPharm and Schreiner ProTech Each Win Recognition for Two Developments


The four winning products (photo: Schreiner Group)
The four winning products (photo: Schreiner Group)

Several entries submitted by the Schreiner Group high-tech company (Oberschleißheim, Germany) convinced the FINAT judging panel this year: The Schreiner MediPharm and Schreiner ProTech business units each received two awards for their developments for the pharmaceutical and engineering-based industries respectively. The accolades were presented on the occasion of the European Label Forum in Dublin in early June. For nearly two decades, Schreiner Group with its innovative solutions has been among the annual award winners of the FINAT Label Competition, an international competition of the European association for the self-adhesive label industry (FINAT).

“Receiving awards for four products is a sensational success for our two business units Schreiner MediPharm and Schreiner ProTech, and tremendous confirmation of our continuous striving for innovation. Without the dedication and focused commitment of our employees these awards would not have been achievable. That is why my sincere appreciation goes to everyone involved in this success,” says Roland Schreiner, President and CEO of Schreiner Group.

First place in the “Innovation & Electronic Printing” category went to Schreiner MediPharm’s newly developed incontinence sensor. Extremely delicate and highly flexible printed conductive lines are attached to the inside of adult diapers, thus enabling moisture due to incontinence to be indicated and tracked. The analysis of the data captured this way assists nursing homes and hospitals in providing the best possible care to patients and optimising the related processes.

In the “Pharmaceutical Products” category, the Pharma-Comb functional label with ten detachable label parts came out on top. It simplifies documentation and tracing of medications in the patient’s medical records. The label features a sophisticated multi-layer design and is suitable even for medicine containers with small radii. It offers ample space for product information, while the detachable labels may be supplemented with handwritten information as needed. Convenient starter tabs facilitate peeling off the label parts even with gloves.

As the best product in the “Innovation” category the FINAT judging panel recognised Schreiner ProTech’s Color Laser Film, a label for tamper-proof vehicle identification featuring a fingerprint effect. Embedded in the label’s adhesive are lumogens—for instance in the form of a logo or word trademark—that migrate into a vehicle’s coat of paint. Illegal removal of the label from a vehicle can be proven under UV light.

First place in the “Security” category went to a protective film for microchips on printed circuit boards. It prevents damage to the small sensors by solder splash during the solder bath or reflow process. The protective film resists short-term exposure to temperatures of 260°C and can be non-residually removed after the reflow process.