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A superior line of anti-counterfeit and traceable packaging protection. Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but when the copy appears to be identical to the original, it's called counterfeiting - a multi-billion dollar worldwide problem. Particularly hard hit are consumer branded companies that invest vast sums in building brand equity, only to see it eroded by the inferior performance of phony, look-alike products. Not only are these companies losing money, they are exposed to product failure liability litigation, loss of consumer confidence, and undermining of their brands' reputation in the marketplace.
The MasterGuard Advantage
Smurfit-Stone, a world leader in paper-based packaging, and Isotag Technology Inc., a leading expert in anti-counterfeiting and anti-diversion solutions, have teamed to develop an exclusive line of anti-counterfeiting and traceable packaging products. Called the MasterGuard system, it includes two technically advanced and deceptively simple products - AuthentiPak and TrackPak. Together, they provide the flexibility to meet the unique requirements of each customer.
Covert, invisible, and virtually impossible to detect or copy, AuthentiPak embodies two distinct technologies. The first includes a chemical marker or "signature" that is applied to the package in coatings or ink. Several chemical markers are available to provide customers with unique signatures for their products. A simple-to-operate, hand-held device, used to authenticate the otherwise undetectable marker, clearly identifies the counterfeits. A green or red light indicates whether the product or package is genuine or a fake.
This unique, field-tested, covert marker is backed up by a foolproof molecular fingerprint that is laboratory tested and provides incontrovertible evidence of authenticity. Developed from a discovery at the U.S. Los Alamos National Laboratories, the molecular tag is absolutely undetectable, meets FDA standards for food and beverages, and furnishes evidence that is more conclusive than a human fingerprint.
An entry-level product designed to track and protect packages against unauthorized diversion, TrackPak is an invisible ink system that can be inkjet applied at Smurfit-Stone or at the customer's facility. A secure, affordable, invisible ink that can be adapted to all printing technologies, TrackPak can be detected and read only through a sophisticated, palm-size, laser-based viewing device that is activated by pressing a single button.
Features of the MasterGuard Program
Uniquely designed for each customer - Developing a MasterGuard marking system for each customer means determining the need for AuthentiPak or TrackPak technologies and tailoring the design of chemical "signature" to specific packages, testing environment, and methodology. Once a customer has selected the MasterGuard system, the Smurfit-Stone/Isotag scientific and technical team does the rest.