Tampering and theft along the logistics chain and at retailers cost companies $114bn worldwide last year, as the Centre for Retail Research found in its most recent Global Retail Theft Barometer. Special security seals for packaging and transportation containers offer effective protection. Now, tesa has developed the tesa® StretchSeal 64017, an innovative seal that provides secure sealing for both disposable and multi-use portable containers as well as product packages, along with a label for tracking and tracing products.
The key feature of the new seal is its innovative opening mechanism: to remove it, the seal is simply pulled lengthwise by the tab. The stretching action breaks the adhesive bond, leaving absolutely no residue behind. At the same time, the seal is irreversibly destroyed. Any tampering or unauthorised opening of the seal is immediately evident at first glance, making improper reuse impossible.
The tesa StretchSeal 64017 is available in various shapes and sizes, with and without tabs, and comes with either red or blue as the background color or in a transparent version. The printing on the seals can be customised to incorporate features such as company names and logos, further boosting their effectiveness as a security precaution. In addition, individual item barcodes or serial numbers can be used, so the seals can also be integrated into track and trace processes. That creates more transparency in logistics: the entire transportation route of a shipment can be tracked in detail.
The tesa StretchSeal 64017 is also an outstanding choice for sealing retail packages. The transparent version, in particular, can be integrated seamlessly into the package design. A single-color company logo can be printed on the transparent seal.
The seal can also be used for other applications such as sealing catering and duty-free containers and trolleys during air transit, and closing aircraft doors and hatches. Many airlines seal any planes that are parked on the airfield overnight as a precaution against terrorist manipulation. The tesa StretchSeal 64017 is highly suitable for this purpose, as it can be removed from the aircraft without leaving residue behind and immediately exposes any attempts at tampering.
The new tesa StretchSeal 64017 is the latest effective security seal solution in tesa’s successful SecuritySeal product range. All SecuritySeal products feature properties custom-designed for a specific field of application. Existing products include tesa 64006/07 security packing tape and tesa 64010/11 security labels for tamper-proof sealing of cardboard cartons, along with the tesa 64012 security seal and tesa 64008/09 pallet securing tape to protect rolling containers and pallets from unauthorised access.