In a recently published open access paper ‘Optical micro-resonator arrays of fluorescence-switchable diarylethenes with unreplicable spectral fingerprints’, researchers from the University of Tsukuba in Japan offer the prospect of a pattern that, they say, is impossible to duplicate or forge; a feat that could help to defeat counterfeiters.
Domino Printing Sciences (Domino) – supplier of coding, marking and labelling solutions – has acquired Lake Image Systems, a leading producer of automated, vision-based inspection systems for quality control and data verification.
The CERTUS technology is specially designed to bridge the digital and physical worlds – as the CERTUS credential can either be in a digital format, or printed anytime, anywhere with no possibility for tampering.
SICPA and leading Belgian label printing company REYNDERS recently announced a new partnership to help strengthen brand protection and anti-counterfeiting efforts across Europe.
As demand for masks, respirators, and other personal protective equipment (PPE) to cope with COVID-19 outstrips supply, and with supply chains already stretched to breaking point, it is no wonder that medical supplies have become a new and very lucrative target for counterfeiters and grey marketeers.