MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell (NYSE:HON) today introduced customized authentication technologies used to help protect high- value documents and products -- such as consumer goods, bank checks, equipment components and legal documents -- from counterfeiting.
The proprietary anti-counterfeiting technology is based on an exclusive library of more than 200 ceramic compounds, which are integrated into inks or embedded into plastics and fibers to create an invisible coded authentication mark. This mark identifies the material as genuine.
"This new offering adds to our core technology already used to help our customers improve their ever-critical brand protection or anti-counterfeiting strategies," said Lincoln Germain, business director for Honeywell's Specialty Additives business. "We will continue to further customize our solutions for the emerging security space."
Honeywell's Specialty Additives business is building on its core photoluminescent technology, as well as its world-scale synthesis and manufacturing capabilities, in Seelze, Germany. Its core offering includes Lumilux(R) luminescent pigments, taggants, sophisticated detection capabilities and delivery systems.
According to the International Chamber of Commerce, businesses lose an estimated $600 billion in sales to counterfeiters each year. This includes fake products moving across borders, as well as those produced and sold domestically and traded on the Internet.
Honeywell has been a leader in providing security materials for more than 30 years. This supports the company's overall mission, which includes building a world that is safer and more secure.
Honeywell International is a $34 billion diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and specialty materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell's shares are traded on the New York, London, and Chicago Stock Exchanges. It is one of the 30 stocks that make up the Dow Jones Industrial Average and is also a component of the Standard & Poor's 500 Index. For additional information, please visit www.honeywell.com.
Honeywell Specialty Materials is a $4.7 billion, global leader in providing customers with high-performance specialty materials, including fluorine products; specialty films and additives; advanced fibers and composites; intermediates; specialty chemicals; electronic materials and chemicals; and technologies and materials for petroleum refining.
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