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GLOSSARY

Audit trail- the checking and recording of seal numbers and characteristics during transit.
Barrier seal - a seal with indicative features combined with high tensile strength
Bolt seal- a two-piece seal composed of a male pin and a female locking body
Electronic reusable seal- a multi-use two part seal using electronic protocol to generate a
new seal number each time it is used.
Indicative seal- normally a low strength seal designed to leave evidence of attempted
removal and re-fitting.
Mechanical reusable seal- a multi-use, two-part seal using mechanical principles to generate
a new seal number for each time used.
Metal seals- a seal fabricated from tinplate or other similar material.
Plastic seal- a seal made from thermoplastic materials.
Pull through seal- a seal with a variable length that allows the one end of the seal to be
pulled through the closure to varying lengths.
Seal numbers- the unique alphanumeric code that is applied by the seal manufacturer or are
generated by electronic or mechanical means. This number is used to track the seal during
transit.
Strap seal- also known as the strip seal. A seal designed with a metal or plastic strip as one of
its main construction features.
Substitution - removing the original security seal and replacing with another one.
Tampering- compromise of the security seal after it has been applied.
Tamper-evident- the property of a security seal that provides proof of evidence that the seal
integrity has been compromised.
Tamper-proof- a seal that claims it can effectively resist tampering.
Tamper-resistant- a seal that can resist attack and re-assembly.
Two-piece seal- a seal that consists of two separate parts.
Variable length- a one-piece seal that provides variable length sealing options