Biodegradable Security Seals

TruSeal prepares quarter-million biodegradable security seals for SA delivery

The problem of billions of non-biodegradable plastic straws ending up in the world’s oceans has received much attention of late. This prompted local security seal specialist, TruSeal (Pty) Ltd, to investigate environmentally-friendly options for its range of tamper-evident plastic security seals.

“We use a lot of plastic in the Security Seal industry; the seals are used to secure moveable goods and high-value assets in several logistics-based industries including the retail and supply chain environments. They are ubiquitous and, once used, have the potential to become an environmental nuisance if not properly-managed,” says TruSeal director, Brent Cramer.

“Currently, plastics only break down into smaller constituent parts. While saving landfill space, this has remained a source of concern for some time and so we’re especially pleased to have sourced a green solution to the issue of using once-off-use plastics adding to the carbon footprint of several client industries,” explains Mr Cramer.

The new TruSeal product extension is produced in a special biodegradable material sourced from Malaysia. Once this material comes into contact with an environment like a landfill – or even a compost heap – where certain naturally-occurring microbes are present, it will begin to biodegrade. “This is an incredible solution to a burgeoning issue for our industry,” adds Mr Cramer.

Biodegradable security seals are used by a mere handful of companies across the globe, with TruSeal being the first in South Africa to roll-out this green solution. The company says it is preparing an impressive 250 000 biodegradable security seals for delivery across South Africa in the first quarter of 2019. From this first green option, TruSeal will eventually phase in a biodegradable option across all of its product lines.

The TruSeal security seal system creates collective responsibility around moveable items like airline cargo, fast-moving consumer goods, high-value electronic products, other valuable commodities and transported goods. The system identifies each individual in the custodial chain and creates a sense of ownership. Numbers and unique identifying marks also create an audit trail that prevents theft. Seals clearly indicate signs of tampering and can identify the person responsible for the goods at the time of the tampering.

The TruSeal product range includes tamper-evident security seals, security bags, key wallets, pouches, security envelopes and heavy-duty bulk cash sacks. In addition, the company’s extensive local manufacturing facilities ensure products are effectively customised for the unique South African commercial and industrial climate.

Security Seal company is evolving rapidly

Security Seal company TruSeal is evolving rapidly and felt it time to evolve our brand identity to reflect this.

Security Seal company TruSeal evolved logo

Security Seal company TruSeal evolved logo

The world is changing quickly through advancements in digital technology, be it sales, marketing or manufacturing.

TruSeal have spent the last few years investing in our digital strategy to make sure we are geared to take advantage of these and stay connected to our customers and give them further value.

Our sales, marketing and manufacturing departments make use of todays most advanced digital tools to make sure you are given a different level of service, value and convenience.

Recent overseas visits to our Security Seal partners will see new products made with the worlds most advanced technologies added to our Security Seal offering to the Sub-Saharan Africa markets.

We wanted our evolved logo to be bold, distinctive and instantly recognised. It has been simplified and also updated with the latest digital friendly fonts that work across all platforms.

New digital advancements will give you more information at your fingertips to help you quickly make decisions on which tamper-evident products to use and which digital printing options would best suite your needs.

If it’s the latest technology you require, you can rely on TruSeal to deliver.

South African Security Seal Solutions

South African Security Seal Solutions manufacturer & distributor TruSeal, is in the business of world-class tamper-evident security seals and security bags for the protection of assets as well as bespoke solutions for companies and individuals with very specific requirements. The majority of TruSeal’s customers are involved in the protection and control of cash, keys, documents and valuables.

“We know what’s important to our customers, in particular having the confidence in any one of our security seal solutions that will stand up to the most stringent of standards and requirements,” says director, Brent Cramer.” “Key areas for us are the retail, banking, cash-in-transit, transport, logistics and mining sectors.”

TruSeal also manufacture and distribute a variety of indicative seals, barrier seals, metal strap seals, utility meter seals, cable seals and bolt seals.

The entire range of security bags, pouches and security envelopes are fitted with our tried and trusted TruSeal locking chamber or can be fitted with the new TruSeal padlock chamber that can accommodate a padlock.

“We have incorporated a state-of-the-art CAD design system into our processes. All this geared to increasing efficiency and our capacity to meet our customers growing demand for our products.”

Strong International Partnerships

Strong partnerships with industry leading international manufacturers means that TruSeal has the capacity to supply products that meet current US and UK Customs requirements. These can be delivered to anywhere on the African continent, including those products which are able to accommodate barcode printing of 12 or 14 digits.

“Above all, we believe that it is a deep understanding of our customers’ needs that truly sets us apart. Whether it’s through our levels of existing stock, the adaptability of our manufacturing process to accommodate specific requirements with fast turnaround times or our uncompromising attitude towards the quality of our products. It’s about the right product at the right price, on time,” assures Mr. Cramer.

Rapid delivery of Security Seal Solutions

“TruSeal’s factory producing security seal solutions is based in Johannesburg and through a streamlined network of couriers, they are able to dispatch orders rapidly and have them delivered to a customer’s door anywhere in South Africa. A customer’s consignment can be tracked online from time of dispatch to time of delivery.

TruSeal is committed to increasing local production of security seal solutions and security bags, our staff compliment continues to grow with the increased demand for a high quality, locally produced and affordable security seal solution.” Concludes Mr. Cramer.