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10 Tips to choose the right tamper evident shrink band
There are some factors you may consider to determine the suitability and effectiveness of a tamper evident shrink band, that will ultimately determine the product.
By: Tamper solutions
1)Make sure that the shrink ratio sufficient for the bottle. Different plastics have different shrinking characteristics, so you better ask first which is right for you and make sure your bottle is suitable for a shrink band. Because it may not accommodate the bottle.
2)The precut are recommended to allow ease the opening of the product. But be carefull, because, you don't want to loose the integrity of the seal. In some cases a horizontal perforation allow easy opening and at the same time provide tamper evidency, or you can quote a tear tab too.
3)If printing, always try to 360 degree printing for maximum exposure and product impact. Also print it to the reverse of the film, on the inside, for scratch resistance and protection during shipping and stocking.
4)The most cost-effective way to use the tamper evident shrink band is to apply it around the neck, cap, or cover lid on a container with a heat gun or heat tunnel until the band fits snug around the container. Make sure you apply heat evenly: Too much heat will stress the band and too little will not seal the band.
5) There are a lot of options available in the market including seamed and seamless tubing, high shrink, UV brightener, UV inhibitor, anti-static coating and more. Just make sure you buy what you really need.
6)Find a supplier that can custom produce a film to your exacting requirements. Thickness, width, color, anti-static, conductive, UV fluorescent, shrink ratio, unique identification and stiffness and of course you might be interested on short lead times.
7)Make sure that the film used on the shrink tamper seal is FDA approved and watch out for lead or phthalates.
8)Try to get some free samples before ordering your material and make the necessary tests.
9)Because we all need short lead times, your supplier be a domestic manufacturer in order to don't have to rely on imported film.
10)Last thing, buy made in America products... we need boost up our economy.
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Tamper Solutions is a seamless heat shrinkable PVC tubing manufacturer. Our film is used for tamper evident banding, promotional bundling, product protection and as insulator film for the electronics industry.