Acucote, a solutions-oriented pressure-sensitive adhesive coating manufacturer, has expanded its portfolio of tamper-evident and dry release products to support the heightened security requirements of food service.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, takeout and the use of food delivery services have increased dramatically. Consumers are now demanding secure closure labels on delivered food containers and packaging. Brands are stepping up to the task by introducing closure labels to indicate that the package was not tampered with after leaving the restaurant or store. Acucote offers a full portfolio of tamper-evident labels and dry release products which provide excellent security solutions for food service providers. Tamper-evident products include frangible papers which tear easily when removed, and film facestocks. These solutions easily serve as closures for bags, cartons and trays and provide evidence of tampering.
Acucote’s Dry Release technologies also serve as food closures, and can provide additional proof-of- tampering. For food closures, Acucote suggests Diamond-Cote® Single Ply products for single-side messaging, and Diamond-Cote® EZ products for two-sided messaging. The newest solution from Acucote is a security feature paired with Diamond-Cote® EZ. Acucote can now provide a customized printed message or logo between the leave behind ply and the pressure-sensitive adhesive that bonds the label to the package. The result is a unique opportunity to convey additional brand identity or a security message on the leave behind film which remains on the food packaging once the closure is removed.
According to Earl Curran, VP Business Development “These turbulent times require rapid development of new solutions for food security and tamper-evidence. We are very pleased to offer our new Diamond-Cote EZ printing capability for added messaging as well as a full portfolio of tamper-evident products to assist US converters in meeting the new requirements in their food service to customers.”
In addition to food security, dry release technology can be utilized to increase loyalty and lock in future business. Dry release coupons can feature incentives for future purchases by displaying a discount or promotional message on the facestock peeled away from the container.