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The Facts on… Security Packaging

Pilferage

Stealthy removal of contents from a consignment, generally in small amounts.

Tamperage

To deliberately damage, modify or contaminate a product. Tamperage of pharmaceutical and food products may be to maliciously cause harm; tamperage of machinery or electronics may be to bypass safety measures, access restricted areas or modify settings.

Tamper-evident

Tamper-evident measures feature an indicator or barrier that if broken or removed, provides visible evidence that tamperage has occurred. Commonly used in food, pharmaceutical and electronics industries and for high value consumer goods as an anti-pilferage measure.

Water activated tape

Also known as gummed tape this tamper proof tape is manufactured from fully sustainable, 100% recyclable materials which present no landfill issues – natural kraft paper and starch-based adhesives. It is an ecologically-sound alternative to pressure-sensitive self-adhesive plastic tape, offering enhanced consignment security and presentation with cost savings.

Hotmelt glue

Solid adhesive in stick, pillow or granular form, requiring heat to activate adhesion and returning to a solid state on cooling. Electrically heated manual applicators (glue guns) are widely used in manufacturing, display and low- to medium-volume packaging.

Non-transfer tamper evident labels

Plastic label with a printed adhesive layer which delaminates on removal of the label, revealing an ‘OPEN VOID’ message within the label to show that the seal has been interfered with. Unlike total transfer security labels, no residue is left on the sealed surface so these labels are suitable for reusable packaging and temporary restriction of access to controlled areas.

Non-transfer tamper evident tape

Plastic packing tape with a printed adhesive layer which delaminates on removal of the tape, revealing an ‘OPEN VOID’ message within the tape to show that the seal has been interfered with. Unlike total transfer security tape, no residue is left on the sealed surface so this tape is suitable for reusable packaging and temporary restriction of access to controlled areas.

Total transfer security labels

Plastic label with a printed self-adhesive layer which delaminates on tape removal, leaving behind an ‘OPEN VOID’ message to reveal that the seal has been interfered with.

Total transfer security tape

Plastic packing tape with a printed self-adhesive layer which delaminates on tape removal, leaving behind an ‘OPEN VOID’ message to reveal that the seal has been interfered with.

Transit monitors

Electronic or mechanical devices that provide visible evidence that mishandling has occurred in the form of tilting, dropping, shock, temperature or humidity variation etc. popular brands include Tiltwatch (TILTW), Tip’N’Tell (TNT-LB), Drop’N’Tell (DNT) and Shockwatch (SWL).

Security tags

Plastic tags with a lockable tail seal, used to secure zippers on security bags latches on containers and similar applications. Often include a serial number which can be checked to ensure the original seal hasn’t been broken and replaced with a duplicate. These are more secure than cable ties, which are often used for this application.

Southgate® and its network of approved distributors throughout the UK and Europe provide a broad selection of security packaging products from Xtegra® including Stickfast™ hotmelt glues and applicators, Tegrabond® water activated tapes and dispensers, Tegralert® transit monitors and Tegracheck® security tapes, labels and seals. For more information call 01553 69 29 69 or email sales@southgate.eu.com.

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