Globalisation of trade and international business creates new markets for branded products but it also gives the counterfeiter opportunities. The trade in counterfeit goods now accounts for 2.5% of world trade. For a brand owner the copying of a product may seriously damage a brand’s image and this may be expensive to repair. However, much more serious is when such activity is applied to pharmaceuticals, currency or passports. Then it becomes a matter of life and death or of national security.

Although today more and more commercial transactions are made electronically, as long as the traded product is a physical one then usually there is packaging and labelling required. This is not only to identify the contents of a package but also for the purposes of tracking its progress from factory to end user. For security documents whatever the substrate, there is a necessity for a range of security features and our pigments can be a part of the solution to prove authenticity.

Security

Our Solutions

We have been working for over 30 years in the area of anti-counterfeit solutions and have established connections with all the leading ink, paper and security houses. By using special pigments and dyes it is possible to mark both the product, product packaging and security documents or currency to make it much harder for the counterfeiter to replicate. We supply a variety of security pigments including luminescent, UV fluorescent, infrared, anti-stokes, thermochromics and photochromics and work closely with our customers to tailor solutions to meet individual needs.

Our Manufacturers

Nemoto

A world leader in the development of inorganic phosphorescent and UV fluorescent pigments for a wide range of applications.

Schill & Seilacher

A specialist in the development of water-based recyclable barrier coatings for paper and board to replace plastic packaging.

Osaka Soda

A Japanese producer of Diallyl Phthalate resins for use in solvent-free UV ink formulations for low energy cure high speed printing machines.

DuPont

A global supplier of soy polymers which offer renewable products as a substitute for acrylic binders in inks, coatings, water-based paints and adhesives.

Nippon Keiko Kagaku

A high-quality producer of daylight fluorescent pigment dispersions with fine particle size and high intensity for marker and gel pen ink formulations.

Thermochromic & Photochromic

We offer a range of high-quality reversible and irreversible thermochromic and photochromic powders, slurries and finished inks.

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