Tamper-evident caps serve as a tamper-resistant packaging for different types of bottle and jar closures. You may have heard of them as tamper-proof seals. This security measure may be integrated or separate from an item’s lid. It is usually a plastic or metal band around the closures on bottles, jars, and tubs. There are several variations available. Additionally, these items can be seamlessly integrated into an item’s packaging. They can also be easily recycled with a container.
Security bands are a way to tell if an item has been opened. This is because the band will break when a jar or bottle has been opened. If you come across an item with a broken band, it means there is the potential that the item has been tampered with. Aside from this, tamper-evident packaging can be used to deter pilferage, improve closure strength, and meet regulations.
Roll-on closures are often detectable on plastic and aluminum bottles. They are the thin band at the bottom of the cap. When you unscrew the cap, the band will break away, showing that the item has been opened. You can find this on drinks and over-the-counter medications.
Shrink bands are a popular method and involve heating plastic around a lid or other closure. These must be torn to open the product. This is popular for wine and some drink bottles.
Another, less common measure is pressure-sensitive tape. These can be turned into security tape, which makes it tamper-evident packaging. These can have different measures of alerting customers to potential tampering. This is used on some vitamin bottles.
Many different bottles and packaging have tamper-evident measures. This can include a variety of methods, including roll-on closures, shrink bands, and pressure tape. These methods are used to let customers know if an item has been opened. This lets them know that there is the potential for tampering.