17 Dec 2021 -
 Defence

Demand for anti-counterfeit packaging escalates

As counterfeit goods continue to proliferate, packaging companies and start-ups are coming up with new ways to reduce the number of counterfeit goods making their way into the world’s supply chains, write Bridget McCrea in Source Today.

In Flexible Packaging, Sam Paul highlights some of the newest anti-counterfeit packaging innovations such as:

  • ·SnapDragon’s Swoop technology, which detects counterfeit products in real-time and removes the links across online platforms.
  • Applied DNA Sciences, Inc.’s Encrypted Optical Markers for Security Applications, which offers rapid, secure, real-time in-field authentication of a DNA-tagged substrate through an encrypted fluorescing signal when paired with a decryptant.
  • ·Applied DNA Science also makes the SigNature molecular ink for tagging, testing and tracking products and packaging along the supply chain.
  • Toppan Printing’s ID-NEX is a cloud-based service with smartphone authentication utilizing the S-White hologram, which facilitates authentication and traceability using QR codes scanned with smartphones.

McCrea says, “Within the anti-counterfeit packaging segment, mass encoding is in the biggest demand right now. When supported by software, encoded products permit product tracking through the various nodes of logistics and supply chain management operations.”

Astute Electronics is a highly accredited, quality-driven procurement expert, with a list of clients that includes the world’s leading defence suppliers. Our mission is to shield you against inferior quality products and services. As such, our operations are run in accordance with quality processes including AS6081 that mitigates the risks of purchasing and supplying fraudulent/counterfeit electronic parts.

The bespoke Astute Counterfeit Avoidance Programme (ACAP) is market-leading in its process and offers a secure, warranted route for these occasions. For parts obtained through non-traceable routes, Astute will subject products to rigorous destructive and non-destructive testing through their ACAP scheme, encompassing the AS6081 anti-counterfeit standards. For more help with anti-counterfeit measures, contact Astute Electronics

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