Frangible Material - What is a frangible material?
A material that is very easily damaged or destroyed.
In labelling, frangible papers and films are used to make thin, delicate face materials for tamper evident labels. These materials have very little internal strength and structural integrity, meaning that if someone attempts to remove a label from a substrate, it will fragment into tiny pieces, which makes it extremely difficult to remove the label in its entirety and provides visual evidence that someone has attempted to tamper with the label (and therefore the item it has been used to protect). Frangible materials are commonly used as security labels and seals to indicate that someone has tried to damage, steal, or open an item without permission.Go Back to Glossary