There is a wide range of benefits your business can get with the help of Tamper-Evident Packaging (TEP) packaging. This packaging is one of the major requirements if you are in pharmaceutical industry. This packaging provides safety to the product not only throughout the supply chain but also in the hands of customer. If you intend to go with this kind of packaging, you will have to think about the customer.
What is temper-evident packaging?
Temper-evidence is commonly confused with temper-resistance. With temper-evident packaging, the product gets a cover behind several layers. Any tempering on the visible surface becomes prominent and this prominence is what makes the customer know that the product has been tempered with.
An example of this packaging is that of the pills which are packed in the blister packaging with a foil seal. If the package has been tempered with, the signs of temper become prominent on the seal. Hence, the customer can easily identify the problem.
Types of Tamper-Evident Packaging
The TEP can be of different types. In order to select the right packaging for your product, you are going to have to take into consideration the type of product and regulations for your industry. You will also have to keep consumer in mind while deciding about the package. While you need to protect your package, you have to make sure that your product doesn’t get impenetrable. If you want your product to be sold more, you are going to have to develop easy-to-open packages. Thus, you will need to work with a supplier who could help you in designing consumer-friendly packages.
- For the products that have lids or caps, you can use temper-evident shrink bands. You can use secure ice-cream lids with the help of these bands.
- The above mentioned shrink seal can also be used for jarred foods. These packages also come with button top security lids which make a ‘pop’ when the package is opened for the first time. If there is no pop, the product is probably already compromised and, so, you should not use the product.
- In order to secure boxes, envelopes, pallets, crates and bags, you can consider using temper-evident tape. Some of the tapes have clear wordings on them. These wordings are usually left on the package when the seal is tempered with.
- There are many types of packages which offer both security and TEP functionality. For instance, you can consider using packages which can be tracked with the help of RFID. Labeling and ink coding identifiable by RFID can help you ensure safety of the product throughout the supply chain.
The reason you need to consider using temper-evident packaging is that your product is your business income. Anything you do to ensure safety of your product is worth the revenue that you will earn without inflicting any damage to your products.