effective
technologies to
FIGHT PRODUCT
COUNTERFEITING

Security Thread

What it is?

Security threads are thin ribbons which are directly embedded or threaded through the substrate to protect, such as banknote paper.

 

How do you detect it?

Authentication of a substrate with a security thread is usually done through visual inspection under the help of specific light sources.

 

How does it work?

Security threads are embedded during the production of the substrates, for instance paper.

 

What do we think about this technology?

This technology is one of the most useful overt solutions for authenticating banknotes by consumers. However, it is rarely used in the field of brand protection. Indeed, it requires the substrate to have characteristics that accommodate the integration of the thread which is usually not the case for folding boxes; it also adds significant cost and still remains easy to counterfeit.

In practice, it is better to use Cryptoglyph® technology since it is more secure, easier to deploy and enables monitoring of detections (particularly useful for excise stamps).

 

Field of application

Banknotes and passports.

security thread
ANTI-COUNTERFEITING
TECHNOLOGY
Overt/
Covert
Application Security
(duplication)
Security
(forging)
ROLLOUT
COST
COST
PER ITEM
READER
COST
Deployment
complexity
Target
Audience

Security Thread

Overt Covert Semi-Covert
Stick/Glue
High Medium Low
High Medium Low
High Medium Low
High Medium Low
N/A
High Medium Low
Company Internal Law Enforcement Consumers

Counterfeit products

BRAND PROTECTION
Pharmaceuticals
 
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Tobacco
 
Document Security
Government
 
BRAND PROTECTION
Precious Metals
 
BRAND PROTECTION
Wine & Spirits
 
BRAND PROTECTION
AUTO LUBRICANTS
 

Our digital invisible technologies for product authentication and counterfeit protection can be applied to a broad range of branded products across a multitude of industries, including: Household Appliances, Electromechanical parts (e.g. circuit breakers), Agrochemicals (e.g. pesticides), Cosmetics, Oil & Gas (e.g. lubricants), Consumer Goods, Food & Beverage and more.

 

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