With consumers and product manufacturers putting pressure on packaging suppliers to develop designs that are eco-friendly, alternatives with biodegradable elements and less bulk are becoming more prevalent and helping to fuel greater sector activity.
Rigid consumer packaging must also be tamper-evident. A tamper-evident package, according to the FDA, has one or more indicators or barriers to entry which, if breached or missing, can reasonably be expected to provide visible evidence to consumers that tampering has occurred. In addition, the indicator or barrier must be distinctive by design.
One such critical rigids packaging barrier is Induction sealing, which is the process of bonding thermoplastic materials by induction heating. This involves controlled heating of an electrically conducting object (usually aluminum foil) by electromagnetic induction, through heat generated in the object by eddy currents.
The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires tamper-evident packaging for any over-the-counter products. Hazardous materials like automotive fluids and other products may also require cap seals for safety purposes. Other organizations, such as Amazon, are pushing more companies to outfit their containers with these seals for increased shipping safety.
What we offer
PackEdge Global’s rigid packaging sealing services include:
- Consult/Recommend: Appropriate induction sealing technology which improves product quality, prevents the absorption of natural moisture, extends shelf life, and adds security against counterfeiting.
- Evaluate/Advise: Product fitness with respect to seal integrity, leakage, and resistance to deformation when changes in pressure, which result from changes in temperature or altitude, are encountered during the use of the product.
- Develop/Deliver: Trial protocols and matrices to evaluate and confirm sealing coil design, coil orientation, and power output requirements.
- Train: Employees so they possess the knowledge required to achieve and maintain operational standards for seal integrity and consistency.