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One-of-a-Kind Report

In September this year, Reconnaissance International will release a new publication – ‘Smartphones for Authentication’ – the only publication of its kind.

Free - March 27, 2023 midnight

Crane’s Micro-Optics Hit a Home Run for College Athletes

The Brandr Group (TBG) – a group licensing agency that helps US college athletes capitalise on name, image, and likeness (NIL) licensing opportunities on branded apparel – has launched a security and identity programme called Licensed Player Product.

Consumer Goods - March 27, 2023 midnight

A World First – 3D Structurally Coloured Objects

Professor of Polymer Chemistry Markus Gallei and his doctoral student Lukas Siegwardt, from Saarland University, Germany, have created ‘perfect polymer particles’ (ie. particles of an identical size and shape) with a hard centre and soft shell, for building 3D-printed structurally coloured objects – something that has not up to now been possible.

Technical Features - March 27, 2023 midnight

Toppan Showcases Brand Packaging Products

Paris is widely regarded as one of the global centres of the branded beauty, luxury, premium drinks, and personal care markets. So, it makes sense that secure packaging producers Toppan, and its Düsseldorf-based subsidiary Toppan Europe, chose Paris Packaging Week (25-26 January) to showcase its range of brand authentication packaging products.

Consumer Goods - March 27, 2023 midnight

AGMA Announces Event Schedule for 2023

AGMA, the Alliance for Grey Market and Counterfeit Abatement, is an alliance of intellectual property (IP) rights holders, with combined annual revenues in excess of $425 billion, who recognise that IP protection is a fundamental element of innovation and economic growth.

Events - March 27, 2023 midnight

Crown Awarded for Protecting the Brand and the Planet

Metal packaging is used around the world to transport and display everything from coconut milk to alcoholic beverages. One US rigid packaging company is winning accolades for protecting brands from counterfeiting while at the same time reducing the resources it uses.

Companies - March 27, 2023 midnight

Countering the Counterfeiters

The counterfeiting of money has been going on ever since the invention of physical money around the 6th century BC. The main deterrent for counterfeiting in historical times was punishment – generally capital punishment, as it was considered a crime against the state. In our more enlightened times, technology is providing the deterrent. In this article, we take a look at four new developments to protect gold bars and commemorative coins from counterfeiting.

Companies - March 27, 2023 midnight

News in Brief

US supply chain security company Overhaul has acquired SensiGuard, which offers a system that monitors cargo in real time, while shipments are in transit from origin to destination, using tracker devices embedded in pallets.

News - March 8, 2023 midnight

Luminescence Sun Chemical Security Acquires InData Systems

Luminescence Sun Chemical Security (LSCS) is part of the Sun Chemical global security solutions business unit, specialising in inks, pigments and coatings-based authentication solutions. In January 2023, LSCS acquired InData System’s (InData) patented invisible barcode reading technology, which consists of a variety of dedicated readers that can verify and decode ‘invisible’ fluorescent codes.

Companies - March 8, 2023 midnight

Optical & Digital Document Security Conference Hits the Phygital Nerve

The programme for the second Optical and Digital Document Security™ (ODDS) Conference is now available, demonstrating the importance of this event in uniting people involved in developing digital systems for authentication and brand protection with the more traditional security document community. The conference will be on 17-19 April 2023 in Prague, Czech Republic.

Events - March 8, 2023 midnight

Customers Deserve Authenticity

In 2020, Crane Currency – banknote papermaker, printer and developer of security features – launched a new business, Crane Authentication, to offer brand protection solutions based on its micro-optics technology. In this opinion article from Richard Einhorn, the case is made that customers should expect authenticity to be factored in to their buying experience and that Crane Authentication’s PROFOUND™ technology is helping brands deliver on this.

Technical Features - March 8, 2023 midnight

Distinkt – a New Name in Nanotech Authentication

Nanotechnology has been a fertile breeding ground for authentication and brand protection devices – given that structures that can be controlled at the nanoscale (roughly the size of a few atoms or molecules) exhibit responses to light that are distinctive and near impossible to replicate. Now, a team of researchers and entrepreneurs is set to launch a new optical ink feature into the market.

Companies - March 8, 2023 midnight

Leading Edge Technologies for Smartphone Cameras

In this publication last month an article covered the resources available for the testing of the cameras in smartphones. Building on that, the purpose of this article is to examine some of the technologies that are now appearing in leading edge smartphone cameras.

Consumer Goods - March 8, 2023 midnight