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Technology Tubes
 
Protection strategy Product integrity
Type Overt feature
System Anti-reusing/Anti-refilling : Packaging
Medium Primary packaging
Authentication/Identificaton Authentication
Traceability No
Cost Price on request
Required equipment none
Vertification level Pharmacist; User
N.B.
Description Tubes made from metal or plastic (squeezable for dermatological creams and ointments). Snap-off caps, removable or pierceable foil seals and shrink sleeves are used as tamper evident feature. Features, such as labels, can also be added on the tube
 
Strengths Product integrity;
Product protection;
Tamper evidence (cap);
Possibility to add anti-counterfeiting features on the tube’s surface;
 
Limitations Easily copied by counterfeiters;
Can be refilled if there is no tamper evident feature (such as removable or pierceable foil seals);
 
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