If you are selling packaged items, protecting the safety and integrity of your product is a top priority. A great way to ensure that protection is with the use of tamper evident packaging and closures. The major benefits of this packaging is not only the increased security but also allowing the consumer to be easily recognized if the product’s seal has been compromised. 

Unfortunately, product tampering does happen and this has the potential of endangering your consumers. Tampering happens anytime there is an intentional or unintentional altering to the closure or packaging of a product. The best way to prevent this is to utilize tamper evident packaging to protect your products and consumers. 

Benefits of Tamper Evident Packaging

There are many benefits of protecting your product and its packaging with tamper evident packaging. Getting your product in the hands of the consumer is a journey. Tamper evident packaging helps protect your product from being damaged during the shipping and handling process. 

Another benefit that can’t be stressed enough is this packaging reassures your consumers of the security and safety of your product. Most consumers have been trained to question or avoid products with broken seals and closures. The safety of your products will help to increase consumer confidence in your product, resulting in brand loyalty.

Types of Tamper Evident Packaging

There are many types of tamper evident packaging and closures designed to protect and secure your product. Selecting the ideal tamper evident packaging for your products will depend on what the product is and the regulations for your industry.

An important factor to consider when utilizing tamper evident packaging is that you want your product protected, but not difficult to open. While being able to tell if a product has been tampered with is a big factor with consumers, so is the ability to open the product easily. Luckily, there are multiple types of tamper evident packaging to accommodate any product. 

5 Popular Types of Tamper Evident Packaging

Shrink Sleeves & Bands

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Shrink sleeves and bands can encompass the entire bottle or just the cap to ensure safety.

A shrink sleeve or band is used over the closure or the whole container to protect the contents from being tampered with. It requires the consumer to cut the sleeve to access the container and the contents. It is easy for the consumer to identify if the product has been tampered with if the seal has been broken. 

Blister Packs

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Blister packs are often used to protect pharmaceutical and nutraceutical pills.

Blister packs are commonly used for single-dose pharmaceuticals, over-the-counter medications, or personal care products. The consumer can tell if the product has been tampered with as the foil seal will be damaged. Blister packaging is popular with consumers as they provide a full view of the product while protecting it from any form of tampering 

Closures with Tamper Evident Ring

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Closures with a breakable ring are utilized on products such as carbonated beverages.

A closure with a breakable ring is a very common way to prevent tampering and to keep the product contents safe. When the consumer twists off the closure, they will be able to see and hear the cap breaking off from the bottom ring. This will give your customers the reassurance that your product is safe and fresh. 

Sealed Pouches

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Seal pouches have a tear portion that identifies if the product has been tampered with.

Sealed pouches are widely used for packaging because of their ability to be easily and quickly filled with products while still being tampered evident. The top of the pouch needs to be torn or cut off by the consumer to open the package. It is easy to see if the pouch or package has been opened if the seal has been torn. 

Heat Induction Seals

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Induction seals are used to protect the integrity of a product.

We’ve talked about heat induction seals before and their importance in protecting the purity of the package’s content. The seal allows tampering to easily be identified while protecting the integrity of the product during shipping and storage. The seal provides extra strength and security to the package’s opening to prevent any intentional or unintentional tampering. 

How Can MJS Packaging Help?

We are ready to assist your company with tamper evident packaging for your products. Contact MJS Packaging today online or talk with one of our knowledgeable packaging solutions specialists by calling (800) 915-2262.