Enhanced Phosphors

When widely available phosphors don't offer the counterfeit protection you need, Enhanced Phosphors offer a highly secure option.

How enhanced phosphors can help

Typically, phosphors are used as a flood coat—multiple colors can’t be used together. With Microtrace’s Enhanced Phosphors, individual physical markers remain separated, so they can be color mixed for an extremely unique visible authentication.

In addition to standard IR-to-visible phosphor response, Microtrace’s Enhanced Phosphors are also responsive to UV light. This allows for single particles to have multiple, distinct visible-color responses when triggered with an IR laser and UV illumination. The addition of a custom Microtaggant code provides a highly secure and covert means of product verification—and can include in-field product authentication.

A Microtrace original

This upconverting phosphor is a highly secure option as a powder, plastic masterbatch or label that is only available through Microtrace. Enhanced Phosphor is commonly used in plastics parts and adhesives because it’s an easy-to-use option with inexpensive detection.

Microtrace also offers additional options for phosphors you can implement independently:



For more sophisticated security needs, learn more about phosphor-based consultative engagements with Microtrace.


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TEchnical overview for ENHANCED PHOSPHOR

Security Level:
Security Level 3Medium security level
Category of Technology:
Delivery Formats:

Bulk Powder


Application Cost:
Bulk Powder

Sample Availability:

Yes - Samples for this product are available by request after prescreening. Request a sample

Microtrace Involvement:
Licensing Agreement:

No licensing agreement required

Detection Methods for Enhanced Phosphors

Laser Pen

UV Light

Lab Detection

Field Detection

Spectral Taggant System

Spectral 2.0

Spectral Taggant System

Spectral 1.0

Phosphor detector

Phosphor Detector

Phosophor beeper

Phosphor Beeper



This technology can be optimized to provide higher levels of security.

For more sophisticated brand protection, learn more about phosphor-based consultative engagements with Microtrace.

Microtaggant Identification Particles

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