The new technologies are aimed at a variety of markets, including automotive
Celanese Corporation, has announced the availability of a range of detectable polymer technologies said to help OEMs and suppliers protect their goods against counterfeiting.
The anti-counterfeit technologies are reportedly designed to help customers meet increasing security and safety needs by being able to detect the exact materials used in a particular product.
“Celanese is working with customers to help them meet their security and safety needs as they relate to protecting against counterfeiting,” said Stefan Kutta, Celanese Global Director-Transportation. “These technologies are especially important today in light of several recalls due to inferior and counterfeit materials.”
Celanese says its engineered materials are available with anti-counterfeiting technologies to help assist OEM and Tier suppliers in reducing the potential risk and loss of revenue from counterfeits in automotive parts, consumer products, medical devices, packaging and consumer electronics.
“Celanese material scientists have developed various traceability technologies to help customers avoid significant losses due to missed business opportunities, image-loss of brand, unwarranted claims for damages and patent infringements,” added Jos Bastiaens, European Technology and Innovation Manager. “Celanese can provide different solutions for customised product protection through anti-counterfeiting features in plastics.”
Available anti-counterfeiting technologies include unambiguous part analysis based on unique engineered material additives; ultraviolet-detectable technologies for enhanced quality control that are primarily used in the production of complex medical devices; and printing and laser marking technologies that allow Celanese engineered materials to be marked with a visible barcode, such as manufacturer, batch number and raw material/batch.
Other anti-counterfeiting technologies include X-ray detection, micro-tagging — invisible colour coded small particles — that can be identified via microscopy (10x magnification), and optical verifiable pigments/nanoparticles that are an invisible marker or “optical fingerprint.”
“Celanese is committed to helping its customers protect and enhance their brand,” Kutta said. “This portfolio of anti-counterfeiting technologies can help them protect and grow their business.”