TAMPER EVIDENT SYSTEMS SELECTION GUIDE
Tamper evident systems are necessary for meeting FDA tamper evidency requirements in bottling operations. They are also useful in enhancing the cosmetic appearance of containers and their products. These systems can also be helpful in avoiding leaking containers during shipment. Tamper evidency in bottling operations can be accomplished with neckbands, full shrink labels and induction sealed bottle caps.
Shrink sleeve applicators and heat tunnels are used both for applying a tamper evident band around the top of a container or a full or partial shrink sleeve with graphics used as a label. Tamper bands around the top of the container and cap are used not only for tamper evidency but also to conceal variations in fill heights of products that normally occur in glass bottles. A shrink band system consists of both the applicator and a heat source. A heat tunnel is often necessary to achieve consistent appearance of the shrink.