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Tamper-Evident Child-Resistant Packaging | What To Know

Tamper evident cannabis packaging
Tamper-evident packaging has long been a requirement in the pharmaceutical business, but its many benefits and applications are applicable to a wide range of industries
, such as the cannabis industry.

As a business owner, you need to know what tamper-evident packaging is, what varieties are available, and what advantages it might offer you and your consumers.

What is Tamper Evident Packaging?

Tamper evident packaging, commonly known as TEP, is a type of packaging that clearly shows when a product has been opened to the end-user or consumer. One of the qualities that make tamper-evident packaging effective is that it is difficult to copy because it is not easily available for purchase.

Tamper-resistant packaging is frequently confused with tamper-evident packaging, although there are some key differences. Tamper-resistant packaging is made to keep people from messing with it. It's more secure, but some individuals may find it difficult to open. For the elderly or those with motor control impairments, child-resistant prescription bottles, for example, are difficult to open.

Tamper evident packaging is designed to be simple to open but has a difficult-to-replace seal or wrap after it's been opened. Most people are familiar with tamper-evident packaging, which includes sealed beverage bottlecaps that click open, breaking the seal.

Tamper evident seals ensure that the contents of the package have not been tampered with from the moment it leaves the filler until the time it reaches the customer. It adds extra protection without the need for a plastic shrink wrap around the closure. Tamper evident seals, like plastic shrink wrap, are one-time use; that is, once the seal is broken, it cannot be reapplied.

Tamper-evident packaging is a simple way to boost the value of your product. It protects both your merchandise and your customers while also increasing their trust in you. Below are some of the benefits of tamper-evident packaging:

It reduces the risk of harmed products.
It creates customer loyalty.
It advances security.

Types of Tamper Evident Packaging

Depending on the product and market, there are a variety of tamper-evident packaging options. Listed below are a few examples:

Button tops – Tops with a button that emits a pop when the seal is broken are one of the oldest types of tamper-evident packaging. If the lid does not pop open when the consumer opens it, they should not consume the goods.
Plastic rings – A perforated connection connects the small plastic ring to the lid on most milk and soft drink bottles. The perforation snaps the first time the bottle is opened, and the ring floats free.
Tamper evident tapes – These are for shipping containers and have designs that will not line up once the box is opened. When these tapes are removed, some of them leave patterns or messages on the box itself.
Shrink bands – Shrink bands like these can be found on a variety of popular beverage brands and items, such as ice cream cartons. They resemble shrink sleeve packaging, although they aren't exclusively for cosmetics. They are used to secure the package's lid and must be ripped off in order to open it.

Benefits of Tamper Evident Packaging

Everyone in the supply chain, from your plant to the customer, benefits from tamper-evident packaging. This is why.


Because customers are discouraged from "tasting before they buy" using tamper-evident packaging, businesses will have fewer spoiled products to write off each week. For your retail partners, this means a bigger profit margin.


You're safeguarding your customers from rotten or manipulated products by ensuring the integrity of your product. Furthermore, you boost their confidence, making it more probable that they'll buy your product in the first place.


If someone has a terrible encounter with your goods, tamper-evident packaging can help protect you from liability. More significantly, it reduces the chances of a customer having that experience in the first place. Customers that are delighted are more likely to make purchases. You'll make your retailer delighted to have your product on their shelves by raising their margins.

Child-Resistant Closures (CRC) 

The bulk's second line of defense is child-resistant closure (CRC) technology. Adults may easily open these closures with a simple "push down and turn" motion. If you don't press down when rotating, the cap will spin freely without engaging the threaded profile.

CRC packaging is mandated by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The Poison Prevention Packaging Act (PPPA) includes child-resistant packaging requirements, which say that packaging must be practically impossible for children under the age of five to open at a particular time. Normal adults, on the other hand, should be able to utilize it appropriately without difficulty.

Child-resistant closures, also known as CRC, are required if your product includes potentially toxic compounds such as medicines or chemicals that could be dangerous if ingested in animproper dosage.

Child-resistant and tamper-evident closures are great for bulk items like essential oils, serums, CBD, and other potentially toxic compounds in the event of accidental child ingestion.

APC Packaging's new CRAM & CREW droppers include child-resistant and tamper-evident closures. On the cap with an orifice reducer, tamper obvious closures are offered. Both are paired with a threaded glass bottle, which comes in either clear or amber.


Contact Creative Labz today for your custom tamper evident & child-resistant packaging to make your cannabis business more enticing and big.

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