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Securing Unit Load Devices

Securing Unit Load Devices
Freight forwarders who have registered as a Registered Air Cargo Agent (RACA) have an important responsibility in ensuring safety across the air ca...

Freight forwarders who have registered as a Registered Air Cargo Agent (RACA) have an important responsibility in ensuring safety across the air cargo supply chain.

If you are a RACA, what steps have you taken to ensure that there will be no tampering or pilferage of the cargo before uplifting international outbound air cargo which has been examined onto an aircraft?

Tamper Evident Security Seals can be used to secure ULDs. Depending on the value of the cargo, you can choose either a simple plastic indicative seal (which can be easily applied and removed by hand) or use a wire cable seal, which is designed to provide greater security as it can only be removed with a wire cutter.

ULDs with loose carton boxes can be secured with tamper evident security tapes and labels.

Seals HQ is a specialist provider of tamper evident products and solutions. With our wide range of cost effective products, RACA Freight Forwarders can now apply best practices to ensure maximum security for your packaging.

Contact Seals HQ using one of the methods below to discuss how we can help you effectively secure your packaging:

1) Send us an online enquiry - https://sealshq.com.au/pages/contact
2) Send an email to sales@sealshq.com.au
3) Call us at 1300 920 778

The Role of Tamper Evident Security in the Pharmaceutical Industry

The Role of Tamper Evident Security in the Pharmaceutical Industry
In 2018, the top 10 Pharmaceutical Manufacturers achieved a combined sales of $412.52 billion dollars [*1]. Obviously the pharmaceutical industry i...

In 2018, the top 10 Pharmaceutical Manufacturers achieved a combined sales of $412.52 billion dollars [*1]. Obviously the pharmaceutical industry is a lucrative yet important industry that contributes to the welfare of the general public. 

Many pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors have implemented methods to secure their:

  • Raw Material
  • Work-in-Progress (WIP) goods
  • Packaging
  • Distribution Network

In this post, Seals HQ will look at what type of Tamper Evident Security Solutions are suitable for each of the stages above. 

RAW MATERIAL

Whether you store your raw materials in IBCs, Storage Tanks, Roll Cages or Crates, securing raw material is the first step in ensuring that the final product is not compromised. 

WORK-IN-PROGRESS MATERIAL

Whether it is goods waiting for packaging or additional production process, it is imperative to ensure that WIP material is not compromised. 

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PACKAGING

Finished Goods are equally important to secure. Whether it is to protect against pilferage or attempts of sabotage, securing finished goods is important to maintain product integrity.

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DISTRIBUTION NETWORK

Whether your goods are distributed locally or exported, ensuring security along the distribution network ensures that product integrity is maintained. Security seals are used to secure pallets, trucks and shipping containers to protect against any attempts of pilferage or sabotage. 

Distribution

We offer customers the ability to custom design your Security Seals, Labels and Tapes. We also offer a Stock Management Program that ensures continuity of supply without requiring customers to hold stock. 

Contact Seals HQ using one of the methods below to discuss how we can help you effectively secure your packaging:

1) Send us an online enquiry - https://sealshq.com.au/pages/contact
2) Send an email to sales@sealshq.com.au
3) Call us at 1300 920 778

Best Practices for Secure Packaging

Best Practices for Secure Packaging
Have you ever wondered how effective is your current method of applying Security Tape? Unfortunately, many companies are not aware of and not imple...

Have you ever wondered how effective is your current method of applying Security Tape? Unfortunately, many companies are not aware of and not implemented best practices when applying Security Tape on their packaging.

Seals HQ has compiled the most effective method to apply Security Tapes on pallets and boxes. We have also estimated how many pallets and boxes you can secure using 1 roll of security tape.

SECURING PALLETS (Pallets measure 1.2 meters x 1.2 meters with a height of 1.4 meters)

SECURING CARTONS (Cartons measure 40cm x 25cm x 20cm)

With our cost-effective security tapes, you can now apply best practices to ensure maximum security for your packaging.

Contact Seals HQ using one of the methods below to discuss how we can help you effectively secure your packaging:

1) Send us an online enquiry - https://sealshq.com.au/pages/contact

2) Send an email to sales@sealshq.com.au

3) Call us at 1300 920 778

How to Custom Design your Security Tapes and Labels

How to Custom Design your Security Tapes and Labels
Do a search for 'Tamper Evident Labels' now on Alibaba and you'll be presented with over 100 pages of suppliers peddling their labels. Perform anot...

Do a search for 'Tamper Evident Labels' now on Alibaba and you'll be presented with over 100 pages of suppliers peddling their labels. Perform another search for 'Tamper Evident Tape' and again you are presented with over 100 pages of suppliers selling generic tamper evident security tapes. 

Why was the above exercise necessary? It's to prove to you that having a generic tamper evident label or tape is just not good enough - anyone can buy labels off online marketplaces and gain the ability to remove and replace your label without ever being noticed. 

This is where Custom Designed Tamper Evident Security Tapes and Labels greatly increases security in your operations. Whether you are securing pallets, boxes, envelopes, satchels, doors and crates, applying custom designed tamper evident labels or tapes deters pilferage or sabotage because it is unique and not readily available. 

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So now you've decided to start custom designing your tamper evident security tapes and labels. However, majority of the suppliers require a large order (usually a minimum of 250 rolls of tape or 10,000 labels) before they even consider your order. Furthermore, suppliers will charge a fee to fabricate a printing plate to be able to print your customised artwork. 

This is where Seals HQ can help you. Our Minimum Order Quantity for custom designed tamper evident security tapes starts at 100 rolls and 5,000 labels for custom designed security labels. Furthermore, printing plates are provided free-of-charge

What is the next step? Contact Seals HQ and our Product Specialist will assist you to:

1) Decide the size and shape that is most suitable for your application.
2) Decide the colour of your custom designed tamper evident security tape or label.
3) Design the artwork - logos, text, barcode or serial number.

Here are some templates that might inspire you:

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Contact Seals HQ using one of the methods below to begin the process of custom designing your tamper evident security tapes and labels:

1) Send us an online enquiry - https://sealshq.com.au/pages/contact

2) Send an email to sales@sealshq.com.au

3) Call us at 1300 920 778

Are you a Known Consignor? Let us help you.

Are you a Known Consignor? Let us help you.
The Australian Government recently launched an initiative called the Known Consignor scheme. The Known Consignor Scheme is for businesses that manu...

The Australian Government recently launched an initiative called the Known Consignor scheme. The Known Consignor Scheme is for businesses that manufactures and assembles goods to be transported by aircraft as cargo. The Known Consignor scheme has been introduced to streamline the way goods are cleared through Australian borders. Instead of using a Regulated Air Cargo Agent (RACA), the scheme offers businesses an alternative way to meet air cargo security requirements. As a Known Consignor, any international outbound cargo shipped will not require further examination before uplift onto an aircraft.

Known Consignors must be able to meet and maintain a high level of security to ensure cargo is safe to load onto an aircraft. Known Consignors must demonstrate that they have implemented security measures and procedures and can secure their cargo from where it originates until it is handed to another regulated business.

A new initiative has been recently announced whereby beginning 1 March 2019, before outbound international air cargo is uplifted onto an aircraft, it must be examined at piece-level by a RACA under an EACE notice or originate from a Known Consignor.

If you regularly export your products, it would be time consuming and costly to have your consignment checked at piece-level by a RACA. If you have applied and been approved as a Known Consignor, one of the requirements is that you must protect the security of air cargo that originates from your business until the air cargo is provided to another regulated business.

This is where Seals HQ comes in. As a Tamper Evident security specialist, Seals HQ has a wide range of products and solutions that can help you fulfil your Known Consignor obligations.

SECURE PACKING

Seals HQ Secure Packing

Our Security Tapes and Labels are designed to leave clear visual evidence when triggered. The tapes and labels are designed to be robust and eliminate accidental triggering via movement, but sensitive enough to leave a tell-tale sign when the packaging has been tampered with. Our tapes and labels are designed to work on both porous and non-porous surfaces, making it ideal for applications on carton boxes, plastic crates, pallet wrapping and many more. 

Our tapes can be supplied either in a continuous roll of 50 meters, or in a roll of 45 meters with perforated sections of 150mm. 

Large volume users also have the option to customise the tapes and labels to include a custom VOID message, custom size and artwork. 

Click HERE to see our tapes and labels.

SECURE STORAGE AND TRANSPORTATION

Seals HQ Secure Storage and Transportation

Seals HQ has a wide range of plastic and metal security seals that is suitable for all aspects of securing storage and transportation. Whether you're securing a crate, storage cage or even the truck delivering your cargo to the airport, we have a seal for that. 

Click HERE to see some of our security seals designed for securing transportation.

Contact us today and one of our friendly specialists will be able to help you. Contact us via any of the following:

1) Leave a message on our website (https://sealshq.com.au/pages/contact)

2) Email sales@sealshq.com.au

3) Call us at 1300 920 778