A&E and Ap­plied DNA to de­velop anti-coun­ter­feit­ing sewing threads

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Amer­i­can & Efird (A&E), a lead­ing man­u­fac­turer of in­dus­trial sewing thread, em­broi­dery thread and tech­ni­cal tex­tiles, has inked a deal with Ap­plied DNA Sciences Inc. to de­velop a sewing thread-pow­ered anti-coun­ter­feit­ing tech­nol­ogy.

The de­vel­op­ment will be made un­der the Cer­tainT pro­gramme which cer­ti­fies to cus­tomers that the prod­uct they are buy­ing is ‘au­then­tic’. The col­lab­o­ra­tion will lead A&E and Ap­plied DNA Sciences to use Sig­Na­ture DNA and Bea­con tech­nol­ogy to cre­ate new se­cu­rity ap­pli­ca­tions for sewing threads.

“The Cer­tainT Pro­gram is a plat­form to pro­vide in­no­va­tive so­lu­tions for brands and re­tail­ers in their en­tire sup­ply chain. The cus­tomers are be­com­ing more vig­i­lant and se­cu­rity-minded; thereby, the DNA tech­nol­ogy can pro­vide them with a wide range of pro­tected prod­ucts in which in­tegrity of com­po­nents is crit­i­cal,” averred Les Miller,

CEO, A&E. Ac­cord­ing to Ap­plied

DNA Sciences, three pro­cesses are fol­lowed in Cer­tainT, named Tag,

Test and Track. At the tag­ging stage, the thread will be as­signed a se­cure iden­tity via molec­u­lar tag­ging and other vis­ually-iden­ti­fi­able or ma­chineread­able fea­tures. Then comes test­ing which will be con­ducted at Ap­plied DNA’s foren­sic lab­o­ra­to­ries, on-site or in-field with pre­scribed pro­cesses and tools.

Fi­nally, the data will be col­lected from tagged raw ma­te­ri­als as they are in­cor­po­rated into fin­ished goods. “In­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing the chain of cus­tody, geo-lo­ca­tion and date/ time stamp, lot or se­rial num­ber are use­ful, there­fore, can be iden­ti­fied with this tech­nol­ogy,” claims Ap­plied DNA Sciences. A&E, which is also the largest thread man­u­fac­turer in the US, will fur­ther sup­port the world’s lead­ing brands in­clud­ing those that cater to the shoe and ath­leisure cat­e­gories with the newly de­vel­oped se­cure tech­no­log­i­cal sewing thread. “The in­dus­trial and con­sumer brands now re­quire strict in­tegrity and high qual­ity in their prod­ucts. Hence, A&E’s ex­ten­sive port­fo­lio of prod­ucts com­bined with the Cer­tainT plat­form is ready to pro­vide them with a trusted so­lu­tion for cus­tomers to serve their re­quire­ment of the anti-coun­ter­feit­ing pro­tec­tion so­lu­tion,” in­formed James Hay­ward, Pres­i­dent & CEO, Ap­plied DNA.

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