Shipping seals come in a variety of forms, serving to protect cargo by deterring thieves and maintaining product quality. Due to their multifunctional abilities, they play an essential role in many industries including food, pharmaceutical, chemical and distribution. Unlike a lock, all shipping seals cannot be reused. They are designed to demonstrate entry and indicate potential tampering, so once opened, shipping seals will not re-lock. As well as being tamper evident, some shipping seals are highly secure, functioning as a one-time lock.
Seals are categorised according to their many uses; security seals are primarily split into five types: plastic, metal, cable, bolt (container), and metric seals.
A PLASTIC SEAL USED FOR TRANSPORTATION SECURITY IS THE MOST COMMON TYPE OF SECURITY SEAL.
Plastic seals are often used for transportation and momentary damage control. If you weigh security versus cost, you would prefer a high-security cable seal or bolt seal because plastic-type seals are very cost-effective shipping container seals.
Cable seals are often formed of a metal-plastic mix with a permanently attached metal security wire. Cable seals are frequently employed in damage prevention strategies where sealing is necessary, taking advantage of the smoothness of cables.
High-security seals are typically composed entirely of metal and metal wire, are intended to be intrusion-resistant, and conform with ISO security seals and international customs regulations.
High-security bolt seals (cargo seals) are often made of A3 steel for the lock head and locking rod, making them heavy and long-lasting. It is frequently employed in long-distance theft prevention strategies for shipping container seals or truck sealing a shipping container to offer security for a protracted period of time.
To ensure damage protection measures, there is also a significant demand for sealing gas, water, and electric metres. Utility metres are sealed with unique utility security seals.
Here at Labelprint, we offer a range of Shipping seals. These shipping seals also help identify products and authorise entry into secure environments (hospitals, pharmacies, etc) protected areas (airside, document warehouses, etc), and export of containers and goods. Available in plastic, galvanised cable wire, and metal bolt seals.