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PolyU Develops Anti-Counterfeiting Ink for Enhancing Product Authenticity and Traceability
Date:9/10/2013

t problem. After nearly three years of research and development, a series of anti-counterfeiting products has been developed, including irremovable coatings and ATE inks. Printing with ATE ink can leave irremovable trace marks, thus allowing consumers to detect tampered goods. This technology is pivotal in solving the problem of tracing product information, prevent counterfeiting, and in protecting consumers against counterfeit or expired goods.

The anti-counterfeit technology adopts a fast-drying formulation which is compatible with various continuous inkjet printers. It is not only applicable to rapid packaging production lines, but can also be printed on different packaging materials. The printed information can withstand physical tampering and leave non-removable trace marks. Users may also choose their preferred trace marks from a selection of ink colors.

"With the adoption of ATE ink, product manufacturers now have an effective tool to combat counterfeit and tampered products that could result in disastrous impact on its operations and goodwill. More importantly for the society, consumers can be rest assured that their purchased food and beverage products are safe as the expiry dates on them are genuine," Professor Li said.

Three patent applications have been filed for the development of ATE inks. The production of ATE ink has been scaled up for commercialization in the Chinese mainland through the partnering company, Hallyuen Holding Limited. This breakthrough anti-counterfeit technology has received immense attention from the market. Notably, China Mengniu Dairy Company has started using the ATE ink in their production lines, while a number of corporations are also interested in this new anti-counterfeit technology.

Press contact: Professor Pei Li
Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology

Tel: (852) 3400 8721
Email: pei.li(at)polyu(dot)edu(dot)hk

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