The consumer can be sure that quality is safeguarded when tubes are used. Aluminium or plastic membranes over the aperture guarantee that the tube’s contents are genuine and have not been tampered with. Protective films around the whole of the closure cap serve the same purpose. Different manufacturers offer special closures with so-called tamper-proof seals. All of this provides protection against manipulation and tampering, which is something that in addition to endangering the consumer can also mean an appreciable loss of image and damage the brand.
Counterfeiting, particularly of premium brand cosmetics and expensive pharmaceutical products, is on the increase. Tube manufacturers have developed effective techniques to prevent counterfeiting and combat product piracy. Holograms are perhaps the best known and also the most attractive. Their distinctive appearance gives tubes the appeal of being genuine with an attractive design at the same time. They offer security of the very highest standard thanks to the relatively complex conversion steps involved.