Adding Anticounterfeiting Technology to Polymers

Masterbatches provide a means of fighting counterfeiting and diversion. PolyOne Corp. is now offering Percept Authentication Technologies, a family of covert, overt, and forensic technologies.

A company spokesperson tells PMP News that Percept "is delivered to the polymer via a masterbatch. Plastics processors combine the masterbatch with natural (uncolored) polymer to color and provide functional additives to the final mix prior to molding it into a net-shape part."


John Van Hulle, president of Global Color, Additives and Inks at PolyOne, explained in a statement: “Percept technologies are the latest example of our commitment to our solutions-based approach focused on helping customers enhance their brand and grow their business. This highly customizable set of technologies was developed to help our customers protect market share and reduce risk.”

Percept Authentication Technologies can help manufacturers positively identify genuine products to protect against counterfeit versions, the company reports.

PolyOne provides confidential assistance with technology choice, design, usage, process, product, and specification development, the company reports. "These services help to shorten product development times and maintain quality levels for products that require positive identification," it reports. 

Percept Authentication Technologies can be tailored to a wide variety of polymers, processing conditions, and applications in numerous markets, the company reports. The technologies are commercially available in North America and Europe and can be made available as part of a global program for manufacturing in Asia.

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