The security label provides different solutions to prevent counterfeiting (anti-counterfeiting or anti-fraud labels), guarantee the authenticity of products and protect the integrity of the product and the supply chain. This is for example the main role of void security labels or destructible labels whose state will be altered under certain key conditions.
Gravic, your partner in industrial identification and die cutting of technical materials, transforms and customises the safety materials proposed by its partners or designs the desired product to order. Depending on the level of security required, we can offer you the product best suited to your needs and the requirements of your specifications. For example, a security label that fades if a product is dipped in water is ideal for a water-sensitive device.
VOID / Inviolability / Custom VOID labels
The VOID inviolability system provides effective proof when an attempt has been made to remove or tear the security label. Once the VOID label is removed, the adhesive is compromised, and an inscription appears on the surface.
This is generally the word VOID, a checkerboard pattern, or an inscription of your choice, placed by Gravic.
Label with complete transfer of the inscription of the adhesive.
Label with partial transfer of the inscription of the adhesive.
Gravic also offers security adhesives with an inviolability system. These adhesives can include the logo of your company, the serial number of the product, or pre-set perforated lines.
Hologram or Holographic label
The hologram or holographic label, which cannot be counterfeited, is used to authenticate and secure your documents or products. This label provides an effective solution to fight counterfeiting, and guarantees the integrity of the product with a high level of security, using simple and quick authentication, and also provides limited design possibilities.
Made with various processes and technologies (de-metallisation, digital holography, special metallisation), the hologram label includes several layers: an adhesive, metallisation, special glazing, and various support materials and looks, such as polyester, chrome, copper, aluminium, etc.
Gravic can print or transform holographic materials for your applications.
It is a permanent label.
The label has a VOID effect.
Gravic also offers holographic labels with a honeycomb effect as well as single-use holographic labels.
Destructible or ultra-destructible labels
The destructible or ultra-destructible label is an ideal solution to prevent removal and transfer of labels from one surface to another. it is impossible to remove this type of security label in a single layer without damaging it, because it breaks up into small pieces.
Gravic offers white, transparent and holographic destructible labels.
White destructible label.
The water-sensitive label is an ideal solution to ensure that a product has not been in contact with water.
Gravic offers labels which are transformed in one of several ways when they come into contact with water:
- change colour to permanently become red.
TYPES OF APPLICATION
- Production controlling
- Authentication of non-transferrable information
- Guarantee labels which cannot be transferred to other, failed units
TYPES OF MATERIALS
- 3M Polyester VOID
- Destructible vinyl
- Destructible polyethylene
What are the main types of security labels offered by Gravic?
Security labels can take many forms, both in appearance and function. Water-sensitive labels, for example, will deteriorate when dipped in water, showing a change in colour or the appearance of a specific wording. Particularly useful as an anti-fraud label, destructible adhesives are impossible to remove and reattach completely, preventing a dishonest person from transferring your label from an original product to a counterfeit.
Holograms labels are another type of industrial identity adhesive and are also effective anti-counterfeit labels due to their aesthetic appeal, which is difficult to replicate without the latest equipment. Combined with transfer technology in case of attempted removal, the hologram becomes a void security label: difficult to replicate and impossible to remove from your product without it being marked with the desired inscription.
Some examples of possible uses for an anti-counterfeit label
One of the main uses of security labels is therefore in the fight against fraud: by affixing this type of adhesive to your product, you significantly reduce the chances of your label being transferred to an unofficial product (void effect) or prevent its removal without trace in order to ensure permanent identification. But these adhesives are not only anti-counterfeit labels, they can also be used as indicators to ensure the integrity of a product. For example, liquid contact indicators are common, but there are also thermochromic labels that change depending on whether the label is exposed to an abnormally high or low temperature.