These days a person can’t be too cautious. The world is filled with dangers to one’s self and family. That’s why producers of any number of products have begun to rely on tamper-evident sealing in order to give consumers added protection and confidence.
What exactly represents tamper-evident, or ‘tamper-proof’ sealing, as it is also known? The most common sort of this innovation is a half-aluminum, half-paper mix that is adhered across the mouth of a container. The seal on the unopened product will be tight and unbroken. This is crucial when you take into account the products that usually come with tamper evident sealing — toothpastes, shampoos, creams, body lotions, pill-jars of pain-killers and other pharmaceutical goods — will either come in direct contact with the skin, or will be ingested. With tamper-evident sealing, a consumer will immediately be able to tell if the product was opened and possibly sampled or tampered with. This greatly diminishes the possibility for malicious tampering.
This type of sealing is good for both the consumer and the manufacturer. While the consumer will have added confidence in the product, the producer will also know that unadulterated products will mean fewer frivolous lawsuits.
But the sealing has other benefits as well. For one thing, it prevents browsers from sampling the product in the store. Moreover, it will be an airtight seal, which will keep potentially damaging oxygen out of the jar or bottle, extending the life of the product. Though it is true that some manufacturers are moving away from the mouth seal, and using a shrunk plastic wrap that covers the product’s cap, as it is inexpensive and also effective for tamper-proofing an item.
Though tamper-evident seals haven’t completely solved the problem of tampering, as not all consumers are educated about signs of an opened seal, sometimes even ignoring a broken seal, there is still a lot to like about tamper-evident sealing. From bottles to pill jars, all sorts of containers will benefit from this innovation, which was developed with safety in mind.
*sources: pharmpro.com, afmsleeves.com