Pharmaceuticals are monitored more closely in production and sale than almost any other products. In addition, pharmaceutical packaging is required by law to have various features to prevent tampering with the contents and possible counterfeiting. This is because imitations in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries can cause considerable financial damage.
Moreover, substandard imitations pose a major health risk for patients when it comes to prescription medications and certain high-risk over-the-counter products.
Faller Packaging therefore offers a number of solutions that reliably protect secondary packaging from tampering:
Tamper-evident closure on the dust flap
This can be used on all standard folding cartons with tuck-in flaps.
In this design the dust flap is scored and perforated in such a way that it tears at a certain place when opened. If a package has been opened, this is easy to see.
Tamper-evident seal with an adhesive tab
Here the lid flap is inserted and an additional flap is glued over it.
A perforation allows the carton to be opened at the top. If the perforation has been destroyed, it is obvious that the package was opened.
Tamper-evident seal with a security adhesive
This is ideal for special designs like easy-to-open folding cartons.
Here the lid flap is glued to the outside of the carton. When the flap is opened, the adhesive dots become visible and can no longer be concealed.
Tamper-evident seal with an adhesive label
Here a label is applied over the tuck-in flap.
The label can have an extra-strong adhesive so that it cannot be removed without leaving traces. Void labels, which are intentionally designed to leave a pattern when removed, are another means of giving visible proof of tampering.