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cigarettes | cigars | pipe tobacco | flavored shisha tobacco | chewing tobacco | dipping tobacco

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The tobacco illicit market is expected to grow by


by 2020

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The industry incurred a loss of

₹131.3 billion

in FY 2013-2014

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The government incurred a total tax loss of

₹62.4 billion

in the year 2012

Source : Report titled “Emerging Challenges to Legitimate Business in the Borderless World” by FICCI CASCADE

The health hazard that emerges from counterfeited tobacco (nicotine products) is multiple times higher than the original tobacco products. Now, we can imagine how adversely it can affect the bodies of consumers.

The sale of counterfeit tobacco products has not only increased proportionately but, has exceeded the sales of original ones.

Keeping this in mind, our products are designed ensuring utmost security and reliability. These are:

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Holostik is a recognised name in supplying tailor-made holographic pouches. The heat-sealed adhesive property of the holographic pouch provides protection against attempts like alteration and tampering and is hence tamper-evident. The security is enhanced by combining it with optical technology where a common polyester film is substituted with a holographic film. This ensures highest level of security where customised or non-customised films are laminated over and further printing is done as per the design requirements.

We use packaging materials that are available by us in different designs and colour combinations and helps in uplifting the overall visual effects. Further, the superior combination of hologram technology and flexible printing process approach utilised at our end allow us to come up with different range of holographic pouches.

Due to its tamper-evident feature, any attempt to open the bag mechanically, thermally or chemically will be displayed. Hence, these pouches guarantee the security and authenticity of the contents of the pouch like tobacco, fennel, gutkha etc.

Our holographic pouches can be used to store any material that has the ability to get counterfeited like tobacco, gutkha, pan masala etc. We have an extensive clientele from the tobacco industry who have been benefitted by using our pouches and have reversed the effects of counterfeiting.

Shrink sleeves offer strong visual branding opportunities in contrast to conventional labels. Shrink sleeves allow maximum creativity and is a perfect tool to carry both revitalised brand identity as well as product information.

Shrink sleeves offer a barrier to unwanted entry, maintain product integrity, quality and protection. In addition, tamper-evident seals add a level of security against counterfeiting. Shrink sleeve applicators are widely-used for cap sealing, complete bottle sleeving, full body sleeving, as well as fixed middle-body sleeving.

Holostik’s shrink sleeves are:

  • Extremely versatile integrated adjustment design of the transmission for accommodating different shrink sleeve specifications
  • Easy change-over for reduced downtime
  • Seamless integration with capping and labelling units in the same line

These shrink sleeves are water proof and resistive to scratch. They are also eco-friendly, flexible, stable performance, flame retardant, quick sink and corrosion resistant. Our shrink sleeves comes with a holographic strip that immediately gives the sign of tampering which makes it a reliable solution against counterfeiting.

We are offering a wide range of heat shrinkable sleeves for the tobacco industry and can be used on cigarettes, bidis etc. These are manufactured by skilled and experienced engineers. We test these products stringently on various parameters.

Tax stamps are being used widely by the government. In 2013, approximately 81 countries worldwide used tax stamps. Governments need to control the illicit trade in tobacco due to the danger that counterfeit tobacco poses to the health of the public. Moreover, the tax revenue lost due to the illicit trade in tobacco is huge. A lot of research studies have suggested that there is huge tax revenue loss due to illicit trade of tobacco in India.

We have developed an exclusive array of specialised tax stamps utilising advanced technology. Incorporated with extensive security features, these stamps offer a cost-effective solution against the threat of counterfeiting and duplicity for governments worldwide. These tax stamps are technically sophisticated owing to the perfect design of joint micro-embossed printed stamp and use of high-security OVD as a hologram.

Owing to the requirements, we design and implement solutions that optimise government income from excise programmes.

We provide the best tax stamp/revenue stamp design with multi-level verification devices, and full track and trace functionality. They are highly efficient in safeguarding important information from alteration.

Holographic wide web film is majorly intended for packaging industry. We supply holographic wide web film in both PET and BOPP. Apart from brand protection, it increases the shelf appeal of the end product by making it fully holographic.


Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Holographic Wide Web films

  • Available thickness – 13 microns
  • Available colour – silver and transparent
  • They are available in varied roll sizes, designs and materials.

Biaxially Oriented Polypropylene (BOPP) Holographic Wide Web Films

  • Available thickness – 20 microns
  • Available colour – silver and transparent

Holographic Wide Web Films from Holostik find extensive usage in the packaging of many products. Augmented with security and holographic features, these wide web films are one of the best and most cost-effective options for various industries to prevent imitation of products, while adding to their visual appeal. These are manufactured using premium quality raw materials and sophisticated printing technologies and under expert supervision who take special care to keep the product compatible with international standards and latest market trends.

Wide web films in the tobacco sector can be used in the packaging of any tobacco product enhancing the look and feel of the products and ensuring supreme security.

Security Holograms are perfect solutions to provide security, authentication and protection against counterfeit.
We at Holostik, utilise the latest security technologies and techniques, thus making it virtually impossible for counterfeiters to create copies of original products and forge documents protected by holograms. Being a pioneer of this technology, we have developed many products and solutions to combat counterfeiting, duplication etc.

Our exclusive range of tamper-evident holograms ensures the identification of fake products. Any effort to peel it and reuse lead to the destruction of the hologram and makes the tampering visible. These are available in standard & customised designs and offered at economical prices. We use the latest holographic techniques to provide the best anti counterfeit protection for brands and documents. We have an expert R&D programme and offers a wide range of authentication products to combat counterfeiting that helps to protect brands and documents.

Our security holograms can be applied on tobacco products like pouches of tobacco, mouth fresheners, and carton boxes. These holograms give a unique identity to the genuine products and ensure supreme security of the same.

Tobacco sector is extremely susceptible towards counterfeiting owing to its ability to generate great revenues.

Holographic wads are in high demand in the market for security, promotional and advertising purposes. Induction sealing wads are used for sealing or closing bottles and containers
(made of PE, PET, and HDPE) tightly. By using laminated holographic foils in manufacturing of sealing wads, there is added layer of security and identity to the packaged products. Holographic sealing wads are potent tools to make the packaging truly pilfer proof.

Holographic sealing wads can be applied on the openings of the mouths of tobacco cans, mouth freshener cans etc and help the tobacco companies to present their identity along with security.

Holostik labels for the Tobacco industry offers unique functionality and innovation in an evolving market. We provide labels that allow:

  • Easy opening & re-sealable for a long pack life
  • Preserve tobacco freshness (flavour, moisture)
  • Marketing support for brand communication (signature)

Warning labels play a very important role in the tobacco industry. They need to be clear and eye-catchy to draw attention of the consumer. Many big tobacco companies have been able to increase their revenues and prevented counterfeiting of their product using our holographic labels.

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