Chromatic Technologies Inc. (CTI) has introduced Tamper Alert, an irreversible, heat-activated ink technology to identify tamper evidence in labels and packaging for chemicals, pharmaceuticals, food, electronics and other products targeted for theft and counterfeiting.
CTI’s newest technology is a breakthrough in tamper-evidence, providing customers with a tight activation window where the alert transitions from colourless to full colour within a range of 10° C. Traditional irreversible technologies require a transition window between 30° to 50° C. This results in weak colour activation and detection at lower temperatures.
The new Tamper Alert technology is available in target activation temperatures of 50° C, 60° C, 70° C and 80° C.
The Tamper Alert invention also incorporates CTI’s ‘Turbo’ colour technology, creating the strongest colour alert in tamper evidence in blue, green, black and red.
At present, Tamper Alert is available only in water-based applications.