How Does Tamper Evident Packaging Protect Consumers and Manufacturers?

Posted by Chela Mancuso

Tamper evident seals, or tamper evident packaging, is one of the most popular types of packaging today that ensures customer safety, product safety, and manufacturer safety. Tamper-evident seals are made with a plastic neck banding that includes a perforated strip that allows customers to see whether or not a product has been tampered with. They are easy to use, and a generally fool-proof option for manufacturers looking to add safety to their products. This style of packaging is also incredibly cost-effective because it can be applied hands-free with packaging machinery like those that AMAC Technologies offers. Tamper-evident seals are primarily used to keep products safe on store shelves and prevent them from being tampered with, sampled, or used prior to the customer purchasing the item. The tamper-evident seals were introduced to the market after the 1982 Tylenol tampering incident, and have been widely used by manufacturers for their enhanced safety features. Additionally, it also helps manufacturers save money by preventing product waste and loss. The tamper-evident seals can be used on a wide variety of products including bottles, jars, cans, and other containers. They are widely utilized in industries like cosmetics, food, beverages, vitamins, and more. 


There are a wide variety of reasons why manufacturers choose to apply tamper-evident neckbanding to their products. These reasons include: 

  • Product Protection: First and foremost, applying tamper-evident seals to products provides the ultimate protection for the product. Frequently, shoppers are not intending to hurt consumers by tampering with a product but they often want to sample it or try it on prior to buying it, and that is especially seen with cosmetics. However, then retailers are required to dispose of product that has been tampered with because of safety concerns. Overall, tamper-evident seals significantly cut down on the wasted product, which saves manufacturers money in the long run. 
  • Consumer Safety: Following the 1982 Tylenol poisoning incident, manufacturers became acutely more aware of the potential risk that products posed to customers without the option of tamper-evident seals. This provides the customer and the product with an extra layer of safety and allows the customer to see whether or not the product has been opened prior to purchasing it. 
  • Waste Reduction: When products are tampered with less because of the tamper-evident safety seals, it helps reduce the overall waste of the products themselves. Tamper-evident seals work to keep customers from opening the products prematurely, and significantly reduce the number of products that need to be thrown away by retailers which in turn saves money for the manufacturers. 
  • Affordable: Tamper-evident packaging is an incredibly cost-effective way to guarantee product safety. Neckbands and shrink sleeves can easily and efficiently be applied to the products, and labeling equipment like the ASL-300, it can almost completely eliminate the need for labor costs associated with packaging. Utilizing packaging machinery is one of the best ways to enhance product safety in an efficient and timely manner. 


At AMAC Technologies, we have the equipment and machinery to provide any manufacturer with tamper-proof packaging capabilities for their facility. With over 40 years in the packaging and manufacturing industry, AMAC Technologies is best known in the industry for its affordable and high-quality packaging solutions. Under the guidance of John Yamasaki, our in-house packaging expert, we are able to provide some of the best and most innovative machinery in its class. In addition, we have a highly-skilled team of customer service experts that work diligently to ensure 100% customer satisfaction with all AMAC Technologies products. Get in touch with AMAC Technologies today.