The proof is in the packaging - Tamper evidence
Well – the proof really is in the packaging! If the packaging has been tampered with then product integrity can no longer be guaranteed. This is especially critical with food products and is becoming increasingly demanded by consumers across the board, and customers simply won't buy products that show evidence of having been opened - so you end up with unsaleable stock anyway.
What is tamper-evident packaging?
This is where there is an obvious barrier to entry into a product which when breached or missing indicates that tampering has occurred.
Why is tampering an issue?
Unfortunately, today’s world is a very scary place and we just can’t take risks that if a product has been opened – and if that product is food - then we really can’t consume it. This can be extremely costly to manufacturers and suppliers alike who can be open to litigation if things go awry.
One of the simplest and affordable options is shrink sleeves. Shrink Sleeves – or tamper evident security seals are a plastic sleeve that is placed over the top (usually the lid) of a product, which is then shrunk using a heat gun so that it snugly fits the package. The only way to remove them is to break the seal.
What can Get Packed do to help?
Staff at Get Packed are well versed in the use and application of shrink sleeves and can provide valuable advice on sizes and applications. We can arrange for shrink sleeves to be made to order and supply all the associated products that will help you provide the need for security for your product and your customers. View the vidoe below as applying shrink sleeves yourself is actually quite easy.
Other Tamper Proofing Options
Clear Circle Labels
As the name suggests these are just a roll of clear round stickers that are commonly used as an alternativ to a piece of tape, but with a more professional finish and with higher tack. They are available as is, or with a perforation (star pattern) - so that when/if the label or sticker is removed it literally breaks apart making tampering very obvious
This tape is ideal to seal cartons and is printed with the words 'Void Fraud Opened'. You simply apply the tape over the seals o the box and after application the protective lining is removed leaving an immovable print on the box so if tampered with is obvious. An alternative to security tape is simply Printed Tape which comes in standard printing such as Fragile, or Handle with Care.
Shrink film is commonly used to bundle items together. It is also used to completely seal and encapsulate goods into a single professionally finished package which if broken has been clearly either damaged or tampered. There are a range of shrink films of varying strengths and for various shaped packages with different glosses and finishes. All provide that 'finished' look on your product, whilst ensuring surety for your customers. Types of shrink films and applications are best discussed with staff regarding what might best suit you.