Archive for March, 2010

Security Shield: Tamper Evident Labels and Tapes in Pharmaceutical Industry

March 31, 2010 Comments off

By Nina Ozunal

Secure storage, transport and shipping of content sensitive products intended for human use and consumption is paramount.  The more sensitive the product and its application is, the higher the need for secure and reliable ways of preserving its original content and functionality. Nowhere is this more evident that in pharmaceutical industry. Whereas pharmaceutical industry provides a great variety of products, the most widely used are pharmaceutical medicines, prescriptions, OTC’s, natural medicines and vitamins. Medical pharmaceutical products are a core of our health system as such a fundamental component of both modern and traditional medicine. It is essential that such products are kept safe, effective, and of good quality.

Due to their intended administration trough oral, buccal, dental, nasal, ottic, ophtalmic, irrigation, topical and transdermal in humans, it is absolutely necessary to ensure preservation of the medical pharmaceutical products in peak manufactured condition in transition from production site to the consumer.  Failure to do so may result in a compromised product that could, depending on degree of tampering, potentially cause harm to the intended consumer, leading to lawsuits, investigations and incurred damages.

Global pharmaceutical market is a big business, bringing in billions of dollars in annual revenues, representing multinational consumer market across the world. Recent numbers indicate that it accounts for as much as 8% of world trade, averaging at $400 billion and raising. Such a big operation is never without problems.  Already there are world wide reports of pharmaceutical product security breaches, tampering, even theft, leaving consumer unsafe and companies struggling to attain increased security measures. As expected, pharmaceutical industry is taking the threat seriously, by commencing active implementation of new security systems and solutions.

Tamper security tapes and labels have proven to be a particularly well suited security solution for pharmaceutical industry.  The ease and wide range of application makes tamper security products an ideal and the most popular means of solving pharmaceutical industry security issues. With a great track record of effective theft and tampering prevention, use of tamper security products is becoming an increasing trend in pharmaceutical industry. In response to increasing threats, the rapidly changing and innovative tamper evident industry is rapidly adapting and coming up with newer and better security products for pharmaceutical application. The current offers range from seals, security bags, standard tamper resistant tapes and labels to specialized products such as tapes with colored and thermochromic ink, self wounding and self voiding products, holographic label coatings, tags with supplied UV or IR for high security applications, random serialization, to hidden messages, heat-sensitive and non-transfer products, covering a variety of media such as plastic, metal, paper and more. So diversified, tamper evident security products have a great variety of pharmaceutical applications in production,  storage and distribution stages, dealing with medical packaging, medical transport and shipping, medical storage and warehousing, as well as with medical storage containers, test tube samples, dangerous chemicals, medical cases and vials, computer hardware and software and office desk drawers security.

When consumer security is in question, tamper evidence security industry leaves no room for error, takes no prisoners and leaves nothing to chance. The tamper evidence industry shields pharmaceutical company and a consumer with uttermost consciousness. Always on guard, always there, always reliable. We are the new future of security system solutions. And we are here to stay.

For more information on tamper evidence security products, tapes and labels for pharmaceutical industry applications, you may consult, Terabant, a division of Terakom Enterprises Inc today.

Categories: Pharmaceutical

Evolve or Perish: Tamper Evident Security Tape and Label Technologies

March 26, 2010 Comments off

By Nina Ozunal

Like in any industry, coming up with new technological solutions is necessary in order to keep up with increasing market demands. It is a small wonder then, that millions of dollars are invested annually in a multi sector research and development charged with providing them. As much as by rapidly increasing market, the need for advancement is fueled by fierce and rapidly emerging competition. Let face it, just because one company thought of something, does not mean the next guy didn’t. While some markets are slowing down due to inability to come up with new offers to meet market demand and beat the competition and eventually crashing due to revenue losses, others are able to evolve and stay on a successful, long and rewarding journey toward high end technological platform. Nowhere is this evident more than in tamper evident security tape and label industry.

Long gone are days where safe shipping meant sticking on a stamp and sending a package on its merry way, never giving a second taught if it would safely reach its destination. Predictably, growing into a global village has brought about growing pains in ways that could not be avoided. All of a sudden having a really appealing product meant everyone else wanted one.  And not necessarily by buying their own. By any means necessary. Overnight, industries across the world found themselves struggling with increasing security breaches and buckling under incurring damages. In desperation they turned toward newly emerging tamper evident security product industry.

While initially tamper evident product industry was able to meet increased security demands trough simple yet effective solutions to basic theft and tapering, new challenges rapidly emerged. High profile theft. Security Breaches. Shipment Tampering. Compromised  Evidence. Airport Security Threats. Bombs. Falling Airplanes. Terrorism.

As stakes got higher, so did the challenges for tamper evident security. Existing solutions slowly failed to deliver and became obsolete. Luckily, thanks to great leadership and highly specialized and qualified workforce, tamper evident industry bravely took on new challenges and evolved starting a new age in security products industry. Today a discerning customer can choose from a large range of security solutions for a variety of applications. The offer goes from applications for plastic bag, corrugated boxes, Tyvek, metal, paper and textile surfaces, to adhesive single and double sided products, temper evident message and self-voiding products, stretch wrap products, colored and thermochromic ink tamper evident products, water gum tamper evident, heat-sensitive and non-transfer products.

Based on intended use, industry sector and product characteristic, there is a wide number of tamper evident security tape and label solutions available. Industries worldwide can breathe a little easier knowing there are a number of experts working hard to provide the latest in security technology. And old adage –Evolve or Perish – is proven true once again. Welcome to 21st century.  The age of tamper evident security tape and label industry.

To learn more about latest tamper evident security tape and label solutions, consult the global expert, Terabant, division of Terakom Enterprises Inc. for Group Tera.

Categories: Security Solution

Fly Safe: Airport Security and Tamper Evident Security Tapes and Labels

March 21, 2010 Leave a comment

By Nina Ozunal

Considering recent breaches in airport security, it is no wonder that providing increased security has become the highest priority of tamper evidence product suppliers globally. Tamper Evident Security Tapes and Labels are particularly well suited for airport security. Following new global security recommendations, there is an increasing organized trend of common security precautions being taken in order to minimize the risks involved, involving and limitation on products such as liquids, aerosol, and variety of related categories.

By implementing Tamper Evident Security Tapes and Labels in these measures, a new dimension of security is added as breaches are easily detected trough simple visual inspection and rectified by simple one step process application of qualified regulatory bodies. While there is some lag time in global implementation of new measures, it is no doubt that major air travel retailers will act to provide their passengers with the latest in highest quality security solutions.

Approval and implementation of new sealed tamper evident bags for duty free liquid transport on local and international flights clearly indicate a welcome change desperately needed in today’s high risk travel. Further introduction of new security tapes, bags and tamper evident messages, such as partial, total and non-transfer tamper evident applications, top and bottom leading sealed security bags, pouches and envelopes, medical equipments security seals, as well as water proof, light weight, clear, opaque, self sealing tapes and labels, applicable to a great variety of substrate surfaces indicate the issue of airport security issues is being effectively addressed.

While some security bags may be available through airports, authorities insist that that the only way to obtain reliable airport security is by consulting and obtaining innovative and definitive security solutions from qualified suppliers with great understating of global security issues, global coverage and good variety of products able meet unique needs of each client. Needles to say, in sight of increasing demand, the price to value ration varies greatly from supplier to supplier, with innovative solutions carrying higher prices often being justified in order to reach the ultimate in airport security safety.

For more information on new and innovative global security solution coverage consult Terakom Enterprises Inc. today.

Categories: Airport Security

Protect Yourself! Tamper Evident Security Tapes and Labels

March 20, 2010 Leave a comment

By Nina Ozunal

Tamper-evident security is the only way to fully guarantee unadulteration of content, time and quality sensitive products undergoing shipping, delivery, transport, storage and related handling processes. Once released, it is vital to know that the products have not in any way been altered from manufacturing to destination point. Food and pharmaceutical items essential to daily life of every person globally have especially been subject to tempering and resulting threat alerts. In addition to global trend of monetary and security breaches it comes as no surprise that Tamper Evident Security Tapes and Labels have become and remain a necessary and unavoidable reality for over 98% of businesses across a variety of industry sectors world-wide.

Tamper Evident Security Tapes and Labels have a wide range of applications in security, shipping, holding and delivery industry sectors. Due to nature of business, pharmaceutical sector, money transfers and police proof transport stand to yield the highest benefits from quality tamper evidence products. As current trends clearly indicate, good tamper evident security products significantly ease daily activities of such businesses, by creating significant savings trough reduced security breaches, minimized product and services losses and decreased investigative and recovery costs.

It is of utter importance to purchase Tamper Evident Security Tapes and Labels from suppliers with a wide product and applicability range. It is incomparably more efficient and convenient to obtain few products from the same supplier than individually, in terms of product information, testing and customer support benefits. Suppliers with various types of Tamper Evident Security Tapes and Labels, have a superior and more extensive information and know-how of inner workings, application possibilities, strengths and weakness of each individual product, which reduces product implementation time and costs.

In terms of product variety and intended nature Tamper Evident Security Tapes and Labels come in a variety of printing media such as acetate, vinyl and many more, inks such as color shifting and thermochromic ink, with applicability to paper, plastic, metal, corrugated cardboard, envelopes, and Tyvek, security seals in dot, barbell, square metallic, translucent, monochrome and color tamper proof accents, with visible and  invisible void and custom messages, multiple destruct or release options.

For more information on tamper evident security tapes and labels, consult Terakom security products directory.

Categories: Security Solution