Molecular Taggant systems

Non-destructive analysis that ensures authenticity, and protects against false product liability or false warranty claims arising from product dilution, product substitution or counterfeiting.

Analysis and authentication for a variety of materials and applications

Proprietary taggant chemistries used in Microtrace’s Molecular Taggant systems can provide yes/no authentication or can be quantified allowing for detection of dilution and analysis of mix ratios. These invisible taggants can be incorporated into bulk materials like paints, coatings, lubricants, fuels and adhesives at trace levels down to parts per trillion— without impacting performance or appearance, making it nearly impossible for counterfeiters to detect or replicate. Additionally, some Microtrace molecular taggants are Food and Drug Administration (FDA) compliant. 

Mass spectroscopy

mass spectroscopy

Mass spectrometers use an advanced analytical technique for detecting taggants, which allows for unparalleled security at trace levels—undetectable by other techniques. Unique isotopically labeled taggants can be seamlessly integrated into products at nearly any stage of production for quantification allowing for dilution testing and mix-ratio detection.

Hyperspectral imaging

hyperspectral imaging

Products can be authenticated in live time and at a distance using hyperspectral imaging. Through advanced algorithms and multiple signatures, multiple products can be evaluated at once without the need for individual sampling. This allows for high-speed detection on production lines, distribution centers and store shelves even when the location of the taggants is unknown.

Raman spectroscopy

Raman active taggants, or surface- enhanced raman spectroscopy (SERS) taggants, can be incorporated into a variety of products at multiple stages of manufacturing for both yes/no authentication and dilution detection. Non-destructive testing with a handheld reader provides instant analysis.

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