Merck Millipore


Industry leading pharmaceutical company Merck Millipore manufactures filtration devices and plastic membrane films which are used in a wide range of critical applications requiring precision filtration and purification.

Millipore Ireland is a key supplier to the Irish Diagnostic industry who supplies filtration membranes for the manufacture of a wide range of products. The plant is located on a 38 acre site at Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork. The plant employs approximately 400 people in the manufacture of several filtration products. Product range includes membranes for Diagnostic, Medical and other OEM applications as well as Medical Devices (IV filters, drug filters etc.). The main activities of the site include membrane casting, plastic moulding and the assembly of small-area filtration devices. Millipore operates a direct sales and technical support office out of the Millipore manufacturing plant in Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork.

The Requirement:

Merck Millipore required a solution that would allow them to print batch numbers and dates onto medical pouches so they could reduce the need for pre printed materials.

The Solution: 

For the best solution that would prove fast, accurate and economical ADC Barcode developed the AC2000 Pouch Printing Solution.

The AC2000 is stack to stack feeding system, that feeds variable length medical pouches that are subsequently printed using a customer specified thermal transfer printer.

This solution heavily reduces the need for pre-printed pouches in pharmaceutical companies, as it allows batch numbers and dates to be printed on thin materials at a high pace, without compromising the material.

Continuous operation gives very high throughput rates at deceptively low machine speeds. This machine has a horizontal bed and can be fitted with a wide range of coding, marking, and labelling technologies as well as post-print inspection systems.

The Outcome: 

ADC Barcode was quick to grasp the requirements of this manufacturer and absorb the underlying issues of quality that is inherent in the pharma manufacturing process. ADC Barcode’s expertise in this area meant we were able to advise on the best solution that would adhere to the quality, accuracy and compatibility issues outlined.

A detailed understanding of our products allowed us to educate Merck Millipore on their newly acquired technology.


Full onsite installation and support was included to ensure ease of integration and continuity for Merck Millipore.