The Importance of Tamper-Evident Packaging

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medical_packagingProduct packaging has many different purposes, from protecting products through shipping and handling processes, to effective marketing strategies that get the product off the shelves and into customers’ hands. Successful packaging must also keep products safe from tampering, which involves altering or damaging a product. Tamper-evident properties allow retailers and consumers to identify whether a package has been opened, keeping customers safe while protecting the quality of the product. Below, explore the importance of tamper-evident packaging, and learn about the H-Loc Trapped Blister solution.

Safety: One of the main concerns regarding product tampering is customer safety, especially when it comes to products such as food, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and other items used for consumption or application. Tampering with these items can seriously affect people’s physical reactions to the product, putting their health and safety at risk. These types of products must have tamper-evident properties, such as seals, safety buttons or secure plastic wrap, that let customers know if the product has been opened or not.

Quality: Tampering with products is not only dangerous, but it also can affect the item’s quality. For example, a child who harmlessly opens a package while it is still in the store can damage the product by putting it in his mouth, dropping it or staining it. A damaged product is useless on the store shelves and contributes to lost dollars and time in the long run.

Tamper Evidence, Minus the Wrap Rage

While tamper evidence is meant to protect customers and products, some packaging features tamper-evident properties that make the package too difficult to open even after purchase. The traditional clamshell, for example, is well-known for being nearly impossible to open – forcing consumers to use sharp tools and knives to reach the product. This makes the package not only frustrating, but also dangerous.

The H-Loc Trapped Blister is a sustainable packaging solution that retains tamper evidence while eliminating the “wrap rage” that is often associated with hard-to-open packaging. The trapped blister’s design utilizes a minimal amount of recycled PET (RPET) to contain the product, which is then surrounded and trapped by recycled corrugated cardboard. The use of cardboard for the majority of the package allows customers to open the package safely and easily, yet the product remains difficult to tamper with while on store shelves, making the H-Loc Trapped Blister an ideal packaging solution across multiple channels.

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