Engineered plastics from Celanese Corp., Irving, Texas, are now being offered with anti-counterfeiting technologies to help OEM and Tier suppliers to reduce 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. “These technologies are especially important today in light of several recalls due to inferior and counterfeit materials,” says Stefan Kutta, Celanese global director for transportation.
Available anti-counterfeiting technologies include: unambiguous part analysis based on unique engineered material additives; UV-detectable technologies for enhanced quality control, 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. Still other technologies include X-ray detection, micro-tagging—invisible color-coded small particles—that can be identified via microscopy (10x magnification); and, optical verifiable pigments/nanoparticles that are an invisible marker or “optical fingerprint”.
(800) 833-4882 • celanese.com
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