How AC&M Meets Your Unique Food Security Needs

How AC&M Meets Your Unique Food Security Needs

Posted by Steve Diebold

For over a century, American Casting & Manufacturing (AC&M) has been a leading manufacturer of tamper-evident security seals. We understand the complexity of choosing the right seal, and we're here to make the process as smooth as possible.

AC&M offers a wide variety of pre-marked and pre-packaged seals readily available for fast delivery. Our experienced team, located at our state-of-the-art headquarters in New York, is dedicated to providing exceptional customer service and personalized attention to all our clients, regardless of their order size or complexity.

We take pride in simplifying the process of acquiring high-quality security seals. By streamlining operations across engineering, production, sales, and order fulfillment, AC&M ensures you receive the right seals you need, quickly and efficiently.

Customizing Your Security Needs For Better Protection

At AC&M, we understand that one-size-fits-all security doesn't always cut it. That's why we offer a wide range of customization options for our plastic security seals and security labels. From logos and serial numbers to safety warnings and handling instructions, you can tailor your seals to meet your specific needs.

1. Marking Customization

Customization goes beyond aesthetics – it strengthens security. Unique markings deter counterfeiting and make it easier to identify tampering during inspections. Imagine a pharmaceutical company using custom security labels on their drug shipments. These seals could be laser-etched with the company logo, a unique serial number for each shipment, and a clear tamper-evident feature. This combination of details not only deters unauthorized access but also simplifies tracking and verification throughout the supply chain.

Customization extends beyond visual elements. Some plastic seals offer dedicated areas for handwritten notes or signatures, allowing for additional personalization on the spot. This flexibility empowers you to adapt your seals to specific situations. For instance, a security company might utilize plastic security seals on high-value equipment rentals. These seals could be pre-printed with the company logo and standard instructions. However, they could also include a dedicated white space for the technician to record the specific equipment being rented and the date of rental. This handwritten information adds another layer of accountability and helps ensure the safe return of the equipment.

Whether you require clear warnings about hazardous materials or prominent displays of your company logo, AC&M has the customization options to bring your vision to life. We partner with you to create security solutions that are not only secure but also reflect your brand and specific security requirements.

2. Numbering for Identification and Tracking

Numbering provides a foundational layer of security. Simple serial numbers, typically stamped or printed, allow for easy identification of individual seals. However, advancements in technology offer more sophisticated options. Security labels can incorporate barcodes or QR codes, encoding not just serial numbers but also vital data like manufacturing dates or product information. This additional layer of detail facilitates comprehensive tracking and record-keeping.

For enhanced security and organization, consider incorporating letter prefixes alongside numbering. These strategic letter codes can convey a wealth of information beyond just a basic serial number. Cable seals, like the AC&M CL-99, often utilize this approach. For example, a specific letter prefix might indicate whether a valve is open or closed, or even the type of material flowing through it. This added layer of detail streamlines identification and reduces the risk of errors during inspections, especially when dealing with a large number of seemingly identical seals.

3. Color Personalization

Color coding isn't merely for aesthetics; it's a powerful tool for security and efficiency. Many AC&M seals, including our plastic truck seals like the model 4001, are available in a variety of standard colors. We also offer custom color options to precisely match your specific needs. This color versatility allows for the creation of customized security protocols.

Imagine using color-coded tamper evident tape to differentiate between sealed empty and loaded trailers. Alternatively, a company might use distinct colors for seals applied to shipments headed for different locations or containing various cargo types. The possibilities are endless, and this approach transcends specific industries, offering a valuable security measure across various sectors.

  • Rotating Color Schemes: To further strengthen security, consider periodically changing the color of your seals. This proactive strategy discourages counterfeiting and the unauthorized reuse of tampered seals. Individuals attempting to bypass security measures might rely on used seals to replace compromised ones, creating the illusion of an unopened container. However, by implementing regular color changes, these discarded seals become unusable, as their color inconsistency would be readily apparent.
  • Color Options for Metal Seals: While plastic security seals have traditionally been the go-to option for color coding, advancements in technology have expanded the possibilities. Techniques like plastic coating, anodizing, and roller coating now allow a wide range of metal seals to be adorned with vibrant colors. This enhances not only their functionality but also their visual appeal.

By incorporating color coding into your security protocols, you can significantly strengthen your overall security posture. These features, along with advanced options like barcodes and QR codes, empower you to create a multi-layered defense system that deters tampering and ensures the integrity of your products and assets.

How AC&M Customizes Your Security Seal Needs

At AC&M, we understand that your security seal needs are unique. That's why we offer a wide range of standard packaging options and the flexibility to create custom solutions tailored to your specific requirements. Our goal is to simplify your internal seal handling processes and streamline inventory control.

  • Inner Pack Organization: We can configure inner packs with bags or boxes within master cartons to suit your needs.
  • Mixed Seal Orders: Need multiple seal models or colors in one carton? We can create organized packages for easy identification and retrieval.
  • Clear Labeling: Customized labeling ensures clear content identification for each package.
  • Discreet Packaging: For resellers, we offer plain packaging options to maintain brand neutrality.
  • Pallet Quantity Customization: We can tailor pallet quantities to your specific storage and usage requirements.

Our modern warehousing capabilities go beyond just storing your seals. We offer services to simplify your inventory management:

  • Pre-Scheduled Shipments: Ensure a consistent supply with pre-scheduled weekly or monthly deliveries.
  • Drop Shipping Convenience: We can efficiently drop ship your seals directly to multiple locations.
  • Reserve Stock Warehousing: Safeguard against stockouts with reserve inventory storage at our facilities.
  • Consumption Monitoring: Based on your usage patterns, we can recommend optimal shipping dates to avoid disruptions.

Partner with AC&M Today!

With over 110 years of experience, American Casting & Manufacturing (AC&M) is a trusted partner for a diverse clientele, including government agencies, utility companies, and businesses worldwide. We are committed to providing exceptional service, top-quality products, and innovative solutions.

Our team of seal application experts is here to assist you during business hours. Reach out via email at, call us toll-free (1-866-534-9043 within the US or 516-349-7010 internationally), or chat live with a representative during US Eastern Time business hours.

Visit our website ( for a wealth of information about our products, services, and various locations. You'll find detailed product information, office and factory contact details, and the ability to request guidance, samples, or pricing tailored to your specific requirements.

Partner with AC&M today and experience the difference in customized security seal solutions!