Invisible product marking – invisible, but with the highest security
Today, product labeling in the pharmaceutical industry or the packaging industry is thought of exclusively superficially: QR codes, barcodes, engravings, holograms or other labels are common labeling techniques on products. The focus is on fast identification for traceability, track & trace or protection against counterfeiting and plagiarism.
Invisible product marking with TailoSafe©
TailoSafe© industrial marking technology makes it possible to rethink these requirements. The invisible product marking based on inorganic pigments enables an inseparable connection with the product. The robust marking not only survives all industrial manufacturing processes, it even outlasts many product life cycles and is thus also becoming increasingly important in the context of circularity.
The problem – and why invisible product labeling is the solution
Many companies are now suffering millions of euros in damages because they are victims of product piracy. It is no longer just consumer goods that are affected, but also an increasing number of industrial goods. However, externally identical products do not just mean major sales losses. In most cases, counterfeit products are of poor quality, which leads to major safety risks and, not least, to damage to the company’s image and reputation. Manufacturers therefore try to protect their goods from counterfeiting by means of product labeling.
Many of the usual marking features, however, can no longer be read, especially in the event of damage. Tailor Safe, on the other hand, remains stable up to 1,700° Celsius in some cases and remains connected to your product. Tailor Safe becomes a unique optical fingerprint.
Your individual marking becomes part of your formulation and fits into your production in a process-neutral way. The REACH-compliant materials are highly inert and toxicologically safe. Regardless of whether polymer matrix, coatings or resins, for example, TailorSafe becomes part of your product and can be reliably read even in fast production processes.
What’s behind Tailorlux’s invisible product labeling?
Tailorlux has been a pioneer in the market for industrial marking with the optical fingerprint since 2009. Since then, fibers, plastics, varnishes or adhesives have been marked in a forgery-proof manner. Even printing inks can be marked in this way. With invisible product marking, each product is given an individual and machine-readable identification feature.
The main difference to all other methods is that with our invisible product marking we become a part of the product. At best, the marking becomes inseparable from the product, creating a higher level of integrity than markings that have only been applied and are then also lost over time. The inseparability and sustainability should be highlighted here to differentiate.
The security and anti-counterfeiting aspect results from an interdisciplinary know-how of detection and material from one source. The Tailor-Scan sensor family detects even the smallest emissions of the marking. The special algorithm is taught to the individual customer signature. The result is a key-lock system with which each customer can read only the signatures created for him.
For production quality management requirements, Tailorlux provides an inline sensor that can reliably detect even waste and insufficient pigmentation in continuous production processes.
To protect your product from plagiarism and to be able to maintain a high-quality promise, we rely on invisible marking, inseparable from your product.
The advantages of invisible product marking
With invisible product marking from Tailorlux, we create a fast, easy and secure solution for the protection of your products. In addition, we enable the detection of your marking directly in the field or production line through high-end spectroscopy in handheld format. Our product marking brings with it decisive advantages:
The pigments have a high temperature resistance of up to 1,700°C, which enables their use in almost any industrial process. With its robust nature, the marking adapts to any process – whether as a coating, injection molding, printing ink, adhesive or fiber.
The external appearance as well as the product properties remain unaffected by the labeling.
The inorganic pigments are chemically inert, so they do not react with any other substances and are toxicologically harmless, which also allows their use in the pharmaceutical industry, for example.
By means of easily integrated test sensors as a cost-effective inline variant, tests on originals are possible directly in production.
Internet-enabled sensors enable true traceability based on real data that can be transferred to any laptop, tablet or PC using an app.
The invisible product marking in practice
Wherever the usual marking techniques are too hot, too cold, too small, too liquid or too sticky, the optical fingerprint Tailor-Safe unfolds its effect. Today, well-known fiber manufacturers and producers of fiber composites rely on Tailor-Safe for sustainable and fire-safe marking of their products.
The marking of safety-relevant injection molded parts and safety applications in metal injection molding and additive manufacturing are used in the automotive and mechanical engineering sectors.
Especially applications with quality features in the categories of heat resistance or fire protection appreciate the forensic detection capability of Tailor-Safe even after fire damage.
Adhesives of all kinds are now part of the standard portfolio when it comes to safeguarding components. Filter manufacturer Hengst SE relies on a marking integrated in polyol to make electrical appliances with filter inserts smarter.
Well-known manufacturers of security prints, such as Leonhard Kurz, rely on Tailor-Safe. It doesn’t matter whether you want a recognition feature for the mass market or an individual security feature, we tailor the right light emission for your requirements.