‘One package – one material’
By using similar materials for product packaging, the recycling process is greatly simplified. If the packaging and closure labels are made from the same material, the quality of the recycled raw material and the efficiency of the recycling process are greatly improved. Paper packaging closed with paper-based security seals may be better integrated into the recycling process than paper packaging with plastic labels.
Across all industries, green innovations have been continually brought to market in recent years. With regard to the packaging, including the safety closure mechanisms, there was one final hurdle to overcome.
“By using the latest paper-based security seals and tapes, industries can not only package their products more tamper-proof, but also make a lasting contribution to environmental protection and avoid plastic,” said the CEO of Securikett, Werner Horn. , which is committed to producing high performance products in an effective, efficient and sustainable manner.
Innovation comes from Austria
Securikett, an Austrian company specializing in digital and physical security systems for a wide range of product sectors, is drawing attention with its invention of the new paper security seal. The company has been a key supplier to large industrial companies around the world for years and is a global leader in the development and supply of transparent and opaque security closure seals.
“Our VOID labels turn all types of packaging into safes,” explains Werner Horn, CEO of the company, explaining how they work. “We are delighted that we can now offer this special paper-based VOID technology solution. Paper is one of the most renewable raw materials and paper recycling is well established. Pulp fibers can be recycled up to 8 times.
Security closure seals are characterized by the fact that an irreversible effect remains on the packaging when it is peeled off. Opening and tampering with the packaging is thus immediately and clearly evident. The company produces these new paper VOID seals in different designs, sizes and colors.
EU-wide amendment to packaging law and reduction of plastic
Since the 1960s, the use of plastic has increased twentyfold. The EU is therefore focusing on a sustainable economy and is pulling the emergency brake on plastic packaging in particular. The Single-Use Plastics Directive is just one step towards achieving this goal. The first step was the ban on plastic bags – products such as cotton swabs and straws are already adopting alternative packaging materials. In the future, penalties will be applied for packaging that is not designed to be recyclable within the European Union. New plastic bans for certain applications are not excluded. According to Securikett CEO Werner Horn, “Switching to our new paper-based VOID seals and tapes will therefore be profitable for all businesses by eliminating the risk of non-compliance with the material requirements of the new regulations. The pulp material used by Securikett can be recycled with folding cartons and comply with the EU’s new general circular economy package. “
The trend towards the use of recyclable and renewable materials is not just a European issue: recyclable packaging made from renewable resources is in demand all over the world!
Paper-based security seals
Securikett’s research department has long been working on the goal of being able to produce paper-based security seals with performance and security equivalent to plastic-based security seals that have been more commonly produced until here. The goal included the development of opaque and transparent security seals, in which the special VOID security effect is displayed when the seal is peeled off.
Vanessa Mitterer, Msc. The head of the research department said: “Thanks to technical innovations, we have succeeded in producing a seal from paper, a renewable and recyclable raw material, which is superior to the plastic seal in many ways. PaperVOID deforms when peeled off and is particularly resistant to handling with water and liquids. “
The family-owned Securikett is a global leader in SecurityLabels and also offers innovative one-stop smart packaging incorporating proof of tampering, security and IoT services. The company was founded in 2001 and employs 90 employees. Securikett’s applications are used on luxury goods, spirits, drugs, spare parts and shipping boxes. Based in Austria, Securikett currently distributes products in 45 countries around the world.