Gabriel-Chemie UK will launch its anti-counterfeiting masterbatch MAXITHEN® ProTec4 on Stand C016 at PDM13.
The company will also be showcasing the RAL P1 and new P2 collections of RAL colour samples at the exhibition, which takes place at the Telford International Centre, 18-19 June 2013.
Plastic products, parts and packaging manufactured with MAXITHEN® ProTec4 have a unique fingerprint that can be quickly, easily and accurately detected using either small handheld device or an inline detector in a production environment. The anti-counterfeit masterbatch has four potential applications: quality control, protection against forgery, limiting product liability and function control. Visitors to the Gabriel-Chemie stand will be able to see the technology being demonstrated.
In quality control applications the MAXITHEN® ProTec4 masterbatch can be used to confirm the addition of critical performance additives, such as UV stabiliser or fire retardant. With a fingerprint that is unique to each customer and cannot be imitated, it provides verifiable protection against forgery. Use of the masterbatch also protects manufacturers from product liability claims arising from inferior quality copies that are otherwise difficult or impossible to prove as counterfeit.
“Counterfeit products are appearing with alarming frequency and it can be increasingly difficult to distinguish the genuine from the fake,” says Philip Watkins, Managing Director of Gabriel-Chemie UK. “By offering manufacturers and brand owners the ability to uniquely fingerprint their plastic products, parts and packaging MAXITHEN® ProTec4 offers a readily identifiable means to detect counterfeits.”
Gabriel-Chemie will also be showcasing the RAL P1 and new RAL P2 colour shades. The RAL P1 collection features 100 A6-sized polypropylene colour plates made for the most frequently requested colours from the RAL Classic range. The new RAL P2 collection adds a further 160 opaque and 40 transparent colours. Each sample plate is 3mm thick with graduations to 2mm and 1mm thickness and different surface textures. Designers and product manufacturers can rely on the RAL P1 and P2 binding colour samples for fast, accurate and consistent colour-matching.
Event visitors are also welcome to ask for expert advice on plastics additives for improving aesthetic and performance properties in applications as diverse as cosmetics packaging, agriculture and construction products, food packing, consumer goods and sports equipment