Induction sealing provides counterfeit protection to its users as an intact seal can show customers that the product has not been modified. This is particularly important in the pharmaceutical industry, where counterfeit medicines are an increasing problem. Statistics show that as many as 1 million people die every year from ingesting counterfeit medicines.
Counterfeit protection is also popular in the cosmetic industry, particularly for products of a high value, and for easily imitable products such as water, where original product manufacturers want to avoid the risk of losing brand equity.
In response to counterfeiters becoming increasingly more sophisticated, induction seals have also become more advanced with options such as etched or engraved foil, colour-shifting inks, micro-printing, printed or electronic (RFID) codes, custom colours and inks with DNA added.