Security Seals and Labels

ELTRONIS – Specialty & Security Printing has made great progress in serialization, track & trace and improving the product packaging security, having multiple patent pending products in our portfolio.

We offer a wide array of tamper-evident security seals for product- and brand protection purposes, ranging from the simplest cost-effective construction and content to the more sophisticated seals, which can incorporate multiple security features, that even though come with a higher cost, they offer more protection, because some of the features are extremely hard to reproduce.

Transparent tamper-evident security seals (cost effective)

Extremely reliable, due to its simple construction, with a specially created ultra-strong adhesive for any cardboard surface, which ensures the appropriate tamper-evident feature in the form of cardboard/fiber tear.

These are 100% clear labels which can be applied on any part of the product packaging without influencing the existing design of the product. There is a variant that has luminescent adhesive, ideal for missing label detection, the presence of which can reduce the risk of missing labels to zero. They are offered with or without perforations, which allow an easier opening.

Destructible PVC seals

This type of seal can not be removed in one piece, because the adhesive’s adherence is higher than the resistance of the base material, therefore the seal can’t be removed without it tearing.

Destructible PVC seals can be used on different equipment and machinery as an effective tamper-evidence tool.

Simple construction “VOID”-type labels (transparent or in a variety of colors)

Once applied on the product, these labels cannot be removed without leaving the wording “VOID” (or any other type of customized message) on the surface of the packaging and the seal itself.

There are two types of “VOID” labels: (1) the ones that leave a residue – once utilized and detached, the VOID residue is extremely hard to remove from the applied surface. The message will also be visible on the surface of the detached seal; (2) the ones that leave no residue – the message will be visible only on the surface of the detached seal.

The abovementioned features render these box seals impossible to reuse.

“VOID”-type labels which leave no residues are the ideal solution for sealing products under warranty.

Tamper-evident security seals with incorporated RFID (radio-frequency identification) tag

RFID is an automated identification method which stores readable data that can be accessed from a distance through radio waves using an RFID reader or an NFC-enabled (Near-field communication) smartphone. This makes it easier to track an item on its way through the supply chain and, at the same time, verify authenticity, ensure quality and ultimately keep end customers safe. UHF (Ultra high frequency) RFID labels can provide a read distance of up to 15 feet (ca. 4.6 m), making this type of RFID tag ideal for many tracking applications.

Choosing the right RFID tag may depend on a variety of factors:

A. The type of inlay needed – HF (High frequency), UHF (Ultra-high frequency) or NFC (Near-field communication);

B. What are the circumstances of the application?

C. The required size of the antenna – This has bearing on the size of the label the RFID tag will be placed in/inserted;

D. How much information does the customer need stored? (chip memory size).

Customizable tamper-evident security seals with controlled tearing

A user-friendly patent pending ergonomic tamper evident seal for primary product packaging and shipping box protection. The seal’s non-adhesive tab for easy removal provides it with a revolutionary intuitive use, which enables the end-users to easily open the seal and gain access to the product the intended way. The detachable non-adhesive tab can only tear along the predefined line and does not damage the product packaging in any way, allowing the end-customer further use of the box. We have incorporated security cuts into the label structure, which prevent the seal being reused and make any sign of tampering easily noticeable.

This seal can be offered with our in-house developed track & trace software application. The application serves to check/authenticate the unique QR code and serial printed on the seal and the back of the non-adhesive tab. With this authentication solution, your end-customers can check the authenticity of your products in real time anywhere in the world.

There are two ways an end-customer can check the product’s authenticity:

A. Scan the QR code with a smartphone, with the help of a free application, that the end-customers can easily download. Once the code has been scanned, they may get one of two results (1) You have purchased an original product; (2) A warning message stating that the code they have just scanned is not valid.

In case of a negative scan, the end-customer can immediately reach out to the manufacturer directly via the contact form available on the result page.

B. The end-customer can also check the serial on the website specified right under the unique identifier. The results and procedure are the same as scanning the QR code.

At the request of the customer, our tamper evident box seal with controlled tearing can incorporate RFID tags as well. However, in case you were looking for a more cost-effective way of authentication method with the same basic result, the ELTRONIS QR track & trace application is the way to go. Besides the lower cost, barcodes also have the advantage that they can be generated and distributed electronically for printing and display and that they can be checked much easier by the end-customers (either by scanning the QR code or by manually introducing the unique serial number). Our track & trace solution is the ideal application to be used by the entire supply chain.

All the security seals can be customized, adapting their shape and size, while also adding multiple security features (e.g. personalized holograms, security print, etc.) to fit our customers’ requirements.

The Falsified Medicines Directive (2011/62/EU) has introduced mandatory safety features (serialization and tamper-evidence) for the protection of pharmaceutical product packaging. The mandatory security features must be placed on the packaging of medicinal products starting February 9, 2019.