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ANTI-COUNTERFEITING | TECHNOLOGY


Plastics technology aims for the counterfeiters


Product counterfeiting is a significant and growing challenge but covert taggants embedded into polymer masterbatches and compounds provide a means of protection. Jennifer Markarian finds out more


Counterfeiting is big business – a recent report for the International Chamber of Commerce by Frontier Economics estimated that international trade in counterfeit and pirated goods could reach a value of $991bn by 2022. So, perhaps unsurpris- ingly, spending on anticounterfeiting measures is also growing fast. Brand owners are seeking ways to protect their brands, in part from the loss of profit from “fake sales” but increasingly to protect their reputation – allowing poor quality counterfeits to enter the market can result in huge reputational damage.


https://cdn.iccwbo.org/content/uploads/sites/3/2017/02/ICC-BASCAP-Frontier-report-2016.pdf www.compoundingworld.com And supply chain security is not just for the


Western markets. Today, China is one of the biggest investors in anticounterfeiting solutions in order to ensure the manufacturing business of global corporations stays in the country, according to Nadav Goldstein, Vice-President of Business Development and Innovation at Kafrit Group. In terms of product marking, brand-owners,


OEMs, and plastics processors have a variety of solutions they can implement and these are often used in combination to make the product more difficult to copy. Marking the product (or the


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Main image: Counterfeiting is a global problem that threatens brand owners’ reputations as well as profits


PHOTO: SHUTTERSTOCK


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