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Technology Marker in all types of inks and varnishes: Spottag by Arjowiggins Security
 
Protection strategy Product authentication
Type Covert or coded feature
System Automatic Authentication
Reader authentication
Medium Secondary packaging
Primary packaging
Authentication/Identificaton Authentication
Traceability No
Cost reader around 150€
Required equipment Dedicated reader
Vertification level Rights holder possessing the correct reader
N.B.
Description Spottag is a chemical marker which is compatible with all printing technologies, as well as all types of inks and varnishes (intended to be used with all types of marked materials: packaging, label seal etc..). Solely detectable using a dedicated hand-held reader device. Authentication is an immediate “yes/no” as determined by the reader due to the presence of the chemical marker.
 
Strengths The chemical marker is compatible with all printing technologies, and all types of inks and varnishes ;
No training needed;
Impossible to copy;
Instant authentication;
Cost effective;
Invisible;
 
Limitations Do not guarantee product integrity or tamper evidence used by itself: pack can be refilled and reused;
Person needs to know where to “read” the thread;
Application for authentication only available for rights holders and authorities, not user verifiable for now;
Person needs to have the dedicated reader to detect the marker;
 
  Links:http://www.security.arjowiggins.com/FR/protection_des_marques/authentification.php#02

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