The Tailor-Safe® production marking, brand protection, and anti-counterfeiting technology works by integrating inorganic luminescent pigments on or within any type of substance or material. In which materials can Tailor-Safe® be integrated? Simple answer: In almost any material known to man – with liquid metals and liquid glass as the only definite exceptions. To protect glass or metal products effectively against product pirates and counterfeiters, the markers need to be added to the product surface (other alternative options are available).

Find out here which types of products and materials are already using Tailor-Safe® as an efficient protection solution. The list is not final – we are always interested in hearing about new applications. And if you still not sure whether Tailor-Safe® can be used with a material or application not listed here: You can assume that it will work. Remember: Tailor-Safe® is an efficient anti-counterfeiting system for virtually all materials.

Protecting Automotive Parts from Counterfeiting

The internet offers a world of opportunities: New brake pads? There will always be a cheap offer available on the internet, often undercutting brick-and- mortar retailers by 30% or more. What a brave new world for consumers, with great deals ready at the bremsscheiben

touch of a button … in theory.

In the automotive industry, faked and counterfeit products are often hard to tell from  OEM items. Successful products will be counterfeited on an industrial scale. Lay consumers have virtually no way of recognizing well-made fakes simply by looking at them. In the best case scenario, the fake part might simply not be as durable as the real deal. In the worst case, counterfeits endanger the life and limb of drivers and pedestrians.

Automotive OEMs have taken up the fight against product pirates and are already using complex anti-counterfeiting solutions. Despite their best efforts, they are losing the battle on all fronts. Their products are still copied and fakes are sold million-fold. One particular problem for the makers of original parts: How to prevent unwarranted damage claims?

Protecting Building Materials from Counterfeits

Many products and materials used in the construction industry use specialist binding agents to achieve certain properties. Polytec PT GmbH is a specialized maker and spezialklebstoff-300x200

producer of industrial glues used in a wide range of industries and products. Polytec PT (www.polytec-pt.de) can fit all of its glues with the Tailor-Safe® production system in a ready-for- use combination.

Whenever complaints are made because of flawed or faulty products, the Tailor-Safe® markers can tell whether the material is genuine or a cheaper fake. In industrial applications in particular, this can stave off substantial damage claims.

Stopping the Forgery of Chemicals and Chemical Products

Chemical products are used in some form in the production of almost any type of product. Should these substances not live up to the requirements of the manufacturer, they will affect the properties of the finished product – a slippery slope towards quality chemikalien_ts-1

issues, image problems, and damage claims.

This can be avoided by marking the substances with the Tailor-Safe® anti- counterfeiting solution. By adding a tiny amount of inorganic pigments to give your product a unique spectroscopic fingerprint, you can protect yourself against forgers and stem the tide of product piracy.

Protecting Print and Sensitive Documents

Counterfeit banknotes are a staple feature of real-life news and fictional crime stories alike. The anti-counterfeiting system Tailor-Safe® is a perfect choice not just for banknotes: Its visible and invisible markers can be included in revenue stamps, labels,sicherheitsanwendung

stickers, packaging, tickets, securities, vouchers, certificates, or any other  type of sensitive document. The Tailor-Safe® pigments can be applied in normal printing processes by being integrated in the ink itself, avoiding the need for complicated additional processes. Its suitability for regular printing makes the system particularly versatile for use with e.g. security labels, papers, fabrics, or synthetic materials. Sekurikett Ulrich & Horn GmbH (www.securikett.com) offers the integration of Tailor- Safe® pigments as machine-readable markers for security labels.

Protecting Electronics and Digital Devices from Pirates

Modern electronic devices and consumer electronics include high-performance components that have to fulfil stringent security and safety standards. Cheaper touch_ts_bsp

counterfeits might warp or even melt when exposed to high currents. In the best case scenario, the device will short-circuit; in the worst case, total failures or even fire might be the result.

To mark the original products, luminescent pigments are applied during finishing of the product’s surface. A well-known brand from Southern Germany uses Tailor-Safe® pigments in the plastic cases of its products. The markers can be authenticated with confidence even after being exposed to fire, protecting companies effectively against unwarranted damage claims.

Product Security for Fibres, Filaments, and Textiles

Valuable fibres, such as extra lextra long staple cotton, cashmere-, merino- wool or silk, as well as precious synthetic fibres, such as plastics-, glass- and carbon fibres, are bleded / mixed / stretched in many cases with lower qualities – to the point where no valuable fibres exist in the material.

Tailor-Safe ist the only product marking and protection system which offers not only a concealed, but also machine readable and justice proof marking of fibres, but further more the quantification, wich means in cases of blending, the detection of shares (ratio / proportion) of original / blended fibres with special, priceworthy sensors.

Tailor-Safe offers for fibres, filaments and textiles the unique combination of:

  • Concealed (invisble) marking in fibres, filaments and textiles
  • Identification of original material within seconds at any time at place
  • Authentication with priceworthy sensors by „lock-and-key-priciple“
  • Quantification of „blending / mixing / streching“ from raw material (fibre) to product
  • Invisible “time stamp” (defense against time based warranty claims at overlay)
  • Traceability of production batches from customer (product) to originator (fibre)

The marking can be integrated into the fibre, at it‘s surface, as a lining/coating of filaments, by avivage, coloring, partial or full-faced printing as well as additional ways of integration into the specific product.

The origin of the material can be verified even after destruction, damage or fire with justice proof. Product protection with Tailor-Safe is extreme robust since the “invisible fingerprint” is integrated in the carrier material, not able to chemically react (inert) and to be detected even after thermical destruction (fire).

Authenticating Building Materials and Equipment

Many products and materials used in the construction industry use specialist binding agents to achieve certain properties. Polytec PT GmbH is a specialized maker and producer of industrial glues used in a wide range of industries and products. Polytec PT (www.polytec-pt.de) can fit all of its glues with the Tailor-Safe® production system in a ready-for- use combination.

Whenever complaints are made because of flawed or faulty products, the Tailor-Safe® markers can tell whether the material is genuine or a cheaper fake. In industrial applications in particular, this can stave off substantial damage claims.

Real or Fake: Protecting Consumer Goods

Counterfeit, pirated consumer goods are very hard to distinguish from the originals in their design and quality. Only real-life use will normally reveal that the expensive new coffee maker is not the genuine brand, but a cheap copy that blows its fuses after only a few dozens cups.

Tailor-Safe® offers the solution to protect your brands and your company’s good name: By marking small plastic parts – even on the outside of the product – with a fluorescent marker, your manufacturers and retailers can tell whether the product in their hands are genuine. Use Tailor-Safe® to stop quality issues from affecting your image and to protect your investments.

Saving Artworks and Luxury Goods from Forgers

Anti-Counterfeiting for ArtworksThe authenticity of an artwork or other item of unique value is of extreme importance for artists, galleries, and collectors. Artists want to protect their intellectual property and make sure that no unlicensed copies of their work enter the market and push down the value of their works. Institutional and private collectors know that proven authenticity is an important criterion in establishing the value of a work of art. They also know that their reputation and the trust of the general public is on the line when they are taken in by forgers and include fakes in their collections.

Tailor-Safe® offers versatile options for integrating the protections, including the option of embedding the protections directly in the paints or materials used. The system is also usable for use in security labels.

Authenticating Print and Security Documents

Counterfeit banknotes are a staple feature of real-life news and fictional crime stories alike. konsumgueter_tsThe anti-counterfeiting system Tailor-Safe® is a perfect choice not just for banknotes: Its visible and invisible markers can be included in revenue stamps, labels, stickers, packaging, tickets, securities, vouchers, certificates, or any other type of sensitive document. The Tailor-Safe® pigments can be applied in normal printing processes by being integrated in the ink itself, avoiding the need for complicated  additional processes. Its suitability for regular printing makes the system particularly versatile for use with e.g. security labels, papers, fabrics, or synthetic materials. Sekurikett Ulrich & Horn GmbH (www.securikett.com) offers the integration of Tailor- Safe® pigments as machine-readable markers for security labels.

Efficient Protections for Synthetic Materials

Producers of plastics and other synthetic materials can use Tailor-Safe® to protect their compounds securely with a tiny amount of invisible security pigments. The normal procedure would blend the pigments into your masterbatch alongside the other functional ingredients in your formula.

One tried and tested application of Tailor-Safe® can be found at JOKARI-Krampe GmbH (www.jokari.de), the global market leader for wire and cable strippers – all of which have embedded Tailor-Safe® to stave off unwarranted damage claims and tell the genuine JOKARI article from its many imitators.

Stopping the Counterfeiters of Luxury Items (Cosmetics, Watches, Jewellery)

Luxury goods like premium cosmetics, luxury watches, or jewellery are obvious targets for product pirates and counterfeiters. They can expect high profits from fake or forged products, as they know that customers expect a certain quality from the brand they buy and are willing to pay a premium for it.

This does not simply take away revenue from the original brands. Their reputation suffers, and their companies lose value. They know that they have to shield their supply chains to make sure that their premium products can only come from authorized sources.

Tailor-Safe® offers secure and forensically valid product protections. Authentication is simple, needing only a handheld spectrometer for checking products in the field. You can use the system to get irrefutable proof of whether a product is the genuine article or a cheap knock-off. Tailor-Safe® safeguards your reputation and protects your brand.

Stopping Fashion Piracy

One of the most public victims of product pirates is the fashion industry, with the losses to the industry reaching astronomical proportions. Suits, premium denim, sports fashion, or shoes: Almost all fashion brands are affected by piracy.

Online retail has opened the floodgates to counterfeits. Some fakes are obvious, but some are so well done that only specialists can identify them with confidence. The fashion industry is already responding to the threat: security labels, special threads, or many other means are used to identify original products. The internet is scoured for unlicensed retailers.

Tailor-Safe® offers indestructible and forgery proof product protection, which includes the markers directly in the fabric itself. The finished product only needs a tiny label or a logo made with the marked yarn, and the product’s authenticity is protected. Now retailers or custom officials will know immediately whether the garment in front of them is the genuine article or only a clever forgery.

Protecting Machines, Industrial Facilities, and Machine Components

Makers of machine components and wear and spare parts can rely on Tailor-Safe® to prove the authenticity of their products and parts with the strong protection of hidden markers. With the embedded markers, authentication is possible even after long use and substantial wear and tear. The Tailor-Safe® product and brand protection system is extremely durable, chemically inert, and heat resistant to 1700° centigrade – providing forensically valid proof of the authenticity of a product even after it has been exposed to fire.

Another way of protecting machine parts against the threat of piracy is to include the marker pigments in their surface coating. As Tailor-Safe® uses invisible markers, the presence of the system is hidden from would-be pirates, while still being fully available for authentication.

Preventing Piracy in Medical Technology

Germany’s and Europe’s medical technology enterprises include some of the world’s technology and market leaders. For them, counterfeits, forgeries, and illicit copies not only mean lost revenue, but real health risks for their customers. This makes it even more important to have an effective anti-counterfeiting solution in their arsenal to maintain their quality standards and protect their investments.

As a harmless and non-toxic product, Tailor-Safe® is an ideal choice for this highly sensitive area. Its use does not affect the product’s clinical safety in any way.

Stopping Counterfeit Drugs and Pharmaceutical Products

The internet and its side effects: The global trade in counterfeit drugs is booming, with the greatest demand for standard medication e.g. for diabetes, high blood pressure, contraceptives and similar products. The pharmaceutical companies behind the original products are not just losing money – money that could be used for researching innovative treatments – the risk for users are enormous. It is shocking to imagine the effects of fake insulin products that do not contain any of the necessary substances or blood thinners that simply do not work.

Tailor-Safe® offers reliable protection for pharmaceutical products. A simple scan will immediately show whether the product is 100% original, has been diluted or tampered with, or is indeed an outright forgery. The Tailor-Safe® system promises efficient protection for your brand and its authenticity guarantees are a strong argument for new clients in the market, allowing them to choose the proven genuine article over cheap fakes.

Authenticating Natural Products

(e. g. eggs, leather, wood, seeds)

Original seeds meet actually high quality standards and expectations. The yields are high and the resistance against diseases and pests is high. Research and development of new sorts are lengthly and expensive. Faked or blended seeds don’t deliver the expected quality and yields. Furthermoore they jeopardize the existance of breeders and farmers.

The product protection system Tailor-Safe® covers your natural products agains unauthorised reproduction, blending / mixing / streching and unreliable claims. The identification, authentication and quantification is realized with pricewothy sensors within seconds at any time and any place.

Tailor-Safe offers for natural products the unique combination of:

  • Concealed (invisble) marking in / on natural products
  • Identification of original material within seconds at any time at place
  • Authentication with priceworthy sensors by „lock-and-key-priciple“
  • Quantification of „blending / mixing / streching“ (seeds, grain, fibres, etc.)
  • Invisible “time stamp” (defense against time based warranty claims at overlay)
  • Traceability of production batches from customer (product) to originator (fibre)

The marking can be integrated into the material, at it‘s surface, as a lining/coating, in a stain, invisible or with coloring, partial or full-faced printing as well as additional ways of integration on or into the specific product.

The origin of the material can be verified even after use or destruction, damage or fire with justice proof. Product protection with Tailor-Safe is extreme robust since the “invisible fingerprint” is integrated in the carrier material, not able to react (chemically inert), and to be detected even after thermical destruction (fire).

Marking Product Surfaces

Paints, Inks, Varnishes, Coatings

Modern surface coatings have to fulfil highly specialized functions. Their failure can lead to substantial damage claims against manufacturers. Unfortunately, the industry has long not been able to come up with a reliable means to check the authenticity of the components. The Tailor-Safe® product protection system now offers an ideal solution: Its security pigments are extremely fine-grained and will not affect the properties of the finished product. With their tiny size, they are easy to integrate in the product without changing existing production processes.

One maker of specialist coatings for humidity protection uses Tailor-Safe® to protect its  products against unwarranted damage claims. The Printcolor Group (www.printcolor.ch) offers the integration of Tailor-Safe®security pigments into ready- for-use printer inks and paints.

Protecting Oils, Fuels, Lubricants, and Petrochemical Products from Tampering

Protecting fluids against CounterfeitingChecking the authenticity and purity of liquids like specialty oils, fuels, lubricants, and other petrochemical products is easy, fast, and possible anywhere in the world with the Tailor-Safe® product protection system.

With only a tiny amount of its inorganic security pigments needed for reliable authentication, Tailor-Safe® can be used to mark any type of liquid. The pigments’ spectroscopic fingerprint will immediately reveal whether the product in question is pure and authentic or fake or adulterated.

Tailor-Safe®

  • protects your brand
  •  saves your image and reputation
  •  safeguards your knowhow
  •  ensures the return-on- investment in the entire product lifecycle
  • fends off any unwarranted complaints or claims for damages and compensation.

Authenticating Perfumes and consmetic products

protect perfums and cosmetic products against counterfeitingThe cost of counterfeiters and product pirates for the cosmetics industry is estimated at millions of Euros every year. It is not just financial losses or the damage to brands when fake products of lower quality enter the markets. A far worse problem is the potential risk to the health of unwitting users, as lotions, perfumes, and other skincare products might be adulterated with harmful substances.

The Tailor-Safe® technology offers reliable protections for the perfume bottles and cosmetic products. It offers elementary safeguards for the investments of cosmetics brands and gives consumers at the point of sale the confidence that the product they have bought is original and safe to use. Tailor-Safe® underlines the value of your product and helps protect your brand.