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Novel fluorescent polymers for anti-counterfeiting device technologies

Objective



There exists within the anticounterfeiting industry, a constant need for new methods and technologies which provide security against counterfeiting. This need is driven by the ever increasing ability of individuals to defeat current anticounterfeiting measures. The diverse range of organizations affected by counterfeiting activities include governments, banks, credit companies and producers of luxury items. Magnetic data strips and holograms are now easily reproduced, leading to massive losses to some of the organizations already mentioned due to fraud and counterfeiting. The objectives of the proposed project are to take some of the unusual optical properties of a new family of polymers and integrate them into practical anticounterfeiting devices. At the same time, optical detection products suitable for use with these devices will also be developed. It is the overall objective of the proposed project to produce complete prototype anticounterfeiting systems marketable as a single package.

Funding Scheme

CRS - Cooperative research contracts

Coordinator

Horcom Limited
Address
2,Clanwilliam Terrace 2
2 Dublin
Ireland

Participants (6)

ARTAS - Advanced Research Technologies and Systems Vertriebsgesellschaft GmbH.
Germany
Address
22,Hopfenweg 22
93197 Zeitlarn Bei Regenburg
Materials Ireland
Ireland
Address

2 Dublin
Nelipak Ireland Ltd.
Ireland
Address

90 Galway
POLYMER DEVELOPMENT CENTRE
Ireland
Address
Athlone Business And Technology Park
87 Athlone, Co. Westmeath
UNIVERSITAET REGENSBURG
Germany
Address
31,Universitätstrasse 31
93040 Regensburg
Vinifer Ltd.
United Kingdom
Address
10,Malone Road 10
BT9 5BN Belfast