UK-based Chesapeake's Pharmaceutical and Healthcare division invests in installing high-performance print inspection systems throughout its global network, with 13 European sites slated to receive upgrades by end of 2012

OLD AMERSHAM, England , September 18, 2012 (press release) – Chesapeake’s Pharmaceutical and Healthcare division is investing in high-performance print inspection systems throughout its global network. The Proofiler system, supplied by a leading vision technology company EyeC, will ensure Chesapeake offers customers world class manufacturing quality standards.

Nigel Terrett, Divisional Quality Director, said, “We are investing strongly in advanced print inspection systems throughout our pharmaceutical division. We have carefully selected the best system to suit the particular needs of each operation. This investment emphasises our firm commitment to delivering the highest quality products to our customers. The EyeC Proofiler system closely monitors manufacturing quality providing further customer reassurance.”

Nearly every Chesapeake Pharmaceutical and Healthcare site will benefit from this extensive investment programme. The system is expected to be installed at 13 Chesapeake sites in Belgium, France, Germany, Holland, Ireland and the UK by the end of 2012. A further five sites including operations in China, France and the UK will benefit from this technology by the end of Q1 2013. Similar systems have already been installed at Chesapeake’s sites in the US.

This investment, complementing other existing quality focused systems such as barcode or blank code readers on its finishing equipment, will add an extra layer of security. The EyeC system meticulously checks customer supplied artwork to the file sent to the CTP system before any printing plates are produced. This provides a 100% guarantee that no changes have affected the text or images supplied by the customer. Each job has a printed sheet that is also scanned and checked against customer approved artwork to ensure no changes have occurred during the print process.

Nigel went onto say, “This latest technology reinforces our continued commitment to product quality. A reporting mechanism within the system alerts the user to any defect which is then corrected ensuring only items passing stringent inspection criteria are delivered to our customers.”

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