From the way we work to how we shop, Covid-19 caused seismic shifts in the beauty industry, especially in the area of packaging. Although trends come and go, most agree that the importance of tamper-evident labels is here to stay.
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There was already some growth in this category as states started legalizing cannabis. But now these seals are essential for consumer peace of mind. This very functional security label was born out of the infamous 1983 incident when someone laced Tylenol bottles with cyanide resulting in seven deaths. That event led to the development an entire category of tamper-resistant packaging including the breakable plastic rings, individual seals on over-the-counter medications and tamper-evident labels.
Regardless of the type, it is clear that tamper evident labels improve the security of any item by forming a seal that will indicate if someone has attempted to open it without permission. They also act as an impactful visual deterrent. Some options include:
Jar and Bag Seals: These basic pressure sensitive labels wrap around the top of your product to show that they have not been opened. An added plus is that they provide extra space for branding. Commonly used shapes include narrow rectangles, circles, square s, and barbells.
Perforated safety tabs: Functions as a seal by adding material, usually film, that overlaps with the lid or opening of a product. It’s attached using a perforation that rips from the main label when opened. Cosmetic companies often use this for lip sticks, gloss, and balms.
Void Labels: Help identify a compromised item by leaving a message on both the label and the product that it is adhered to. When the label is removed from the substrate, it leaves an imprinted “void” pattern, which means it has been tampered with.
Neck Bands: Great for bottled products and are commonly used in the pharmaceutical, food & beverage, and health & beauty industries. In addition to security, these heat shrinkable seals offer several benefits such as covering the fill line, increasing the design space, and helping to keep the cap and neck ring clean and dust free.