These regulations specify certain rules applicable at the time of closing of the joints. They also describe the various tests to verify the effectiveness and strength of joints. This regulation was established by the Committee TC and since has issued more than 48 standards exclusively to the world of shipping container goods that are transported and must comply with the standard norms! Our goal is to understand the value of the most suitable security seals according to your needs. With particular attention to bolt lock seals.

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All seals must meet or exceed the current ISO standards for high security seals. A standard is a document that provides requirements, specifications, guidelines or characteristics that can be used consistently to ensure that materials, products, processes, and services are fit for their purpose. ISO International Standards ensure that products and services are safe, reliable, and of good quality.

It provides a single source of information on mechanical seals which are acceptable for securing freight containers in international commerce. The seals must also meet several general requirements apart from the clause 5 and clause 6 certifications.

Below are a few general requirements: The seal shall meet the appropriate physical parameters in this International standard, as certified by an accredited testing facility. Seals shall be marked and constructed in such a manner that manufacturers shall be able to identify their own products.

The ISO standard requires independent testing against three main categories: 1. Mechanical Testing to determine a security seals physical strength Clause 5.

The most popular high security seals are bolt seals and cable seals. Furthermore, in order for a seal to obtain a Clause 5 certification, the testing facility must be ISO accredited with ISO as specific scope. There are many independent testing organisations which carry out the clause 5 testing. Seals be designed and constructed with tamper indicative features that generate tell-tale evidence of tampering Clause 6.

The new requirement for High Security Seals also states that the security seal must also be compliant with Clause 6: Evidence of Tampering. Clause 6 requires the manufacturer to have a documented and audited process and test specification in place in its quality manual for all High Security Seals in its product range.

Clause 6 is a valuable addition to the seal standard emphasizing the importance of continuous improvement of tamper resistance and tamper indicating features on security seals. ISO Clause 6 certification. If the security seal manufacturer can provide all the certifications above, the seal will meet the C-TPAT guidelines.


ISO PAS 17712:2013



High Security - 'ISO Certified'



ISO/PAS 17712:2003



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