Applied DNA Sciences Inc. (APDN), a Stony Brook, N.Y.,-based provider of DNA-based anti-counterfeiting technology, supply chain and product authentication solutions, announced a partnership with Techmer PM, Clinton, Tenn. to apply DNA tagging to fiber applications.
Techmer, a producer of value-added colors and additives for the plastics and fiber industries, is collaborating with APDN to apply the patented system to tag and authenticate polymer-based fiber materials. This will provide consumer and industrial product manufacturers the ability to protect their products by applying SigNature T to masterbatch pellets at the point of origin, and verify products as they move throughout the supply chain. SigNature T helps to protect products and brands from counterfeiting, providing forensic evidence and a trail to the source. It is safe, and has performed successfully in film and fibers, among other materials.
In addition to DNA tagging, APDN will license its SigNify os™ DNA on-site authentication technology to provide real-time testing of fiber and filament yarn, providing the ability for manufacturers to assure support product and warranty claims, and ensure supply chain integrity through systematic testing.