IntegriTEX® – invisible marking, safeguard authenticity and traceability of fibres and textiles

The invisible marking

IntegriTEX® is a concealed traceability system for authentication of fibre and textile products. IntegriTEX® is based on the marking of fibres by inorganic security pigments (luminescent particles, lumophors) and identification with optical “lock-and-key-sensors”.

IntegriTEX® marking is extreme robust against mechanical, chemical and thermal influences, justice proof, machine
readable with smart sensors at any time and place; and enables the detection and proof of blending.

IntegriTEX® is based on the trademark ”Tailor-Safe®”, patented (Europe, USA patent pending) and successful approved since 2010 in more than 100 applications.

Tailored especially for fibres und textiles

IntegriTEX® is the result of a unique development to mark natural fibres such as cotton, pure new wool, silk and any other fibres (plus products produced thereof) as forgeryproof as well as traceable – anytime and any place.

The main goal of the system – which has already been successfully integrated in “PIMA” and “Egypt Cotton” as well as technical textiles – is to safeguard the “product integrity” (originality, reliability, trustworthiness, flawlessness, authenticity), the quality of the produced fibres (growing methods, harvest and quality criteria), the quality of further processing of the textile products (filaments, woven fabric, knitted
fabric), the participating companies and working conditions as well as the purity of textile products (protection against lower quality).

From fibre to customer

  • concealed (invisible) marking of fibres and textiles
  • authentication (proof of origin by a “justice proof” certified method)
  • identification (machine readable with priceworthy sensors at any time and place)
  • time stamp (assignment of a product batch to a production time)
  • the traceability (qualification from origin fibre to end-product and vice-versa)

Remarkable advantages

IntegriTEX® differentiates to other marking technologies by:

  • the unique combination of “invisible”, “machine readable” and “forensic proof”
  • the high robustness towards chemical effects, light (UV) and thermical influences (up to 1.700°C)
  • the machine readability with inexpensive sensors – anytime and any place
  • no changes of the product characteristics

IntegriTEX® – 10 important facts

Uniquenessevery batch of security pigments is unique and not falsifiable
Integrationthe security pigments are easily integrated into fibres, filaments, woven, non-woven, knittings,
avivage, coating, coloring, printing, and others
Automatabilityfor integration often no additional process steps necessary
Justice proofcertified by independent audit – as safe as “fingerprint” or “artificial DNA”
Machine readabilityhigh speed reading by “inline” and “handheld sensors”
Speedmachined verification of marking with production speed – no time delays
Combinabilityconcealed marking of batch to be combined with serial code via printing ink
Resistancesecurity pigments are extreme durable and detectable even after a fire
Harmlessnessluminescent particles are chemically inert, toxicologically harmless
Integritylumophors are RoHS- and REACH-conform, the properties of the original fibres are not impared

Performances on demand

Based on the requirements of the application IntegriTEX® offers the following options:
concealed marking
invisible time stamp
forensic authentication
sensoric identification
traceability with “smart sensors”