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Taggants / Forensic Markers’ Micro/Nano-Scale

Taggants / Forensic Markers’ Micro/Nano-Scale

This Vandagraf report: ‘Taggants / Forensic Markers in Brand Protection’ provides a comprehensive and in-depth view of this complex business.

This major new report comprises 2 volumes:
• Volume I – Markets & Business Opportunities (256 pages)
• Volume II - Supply Side Analysis - Companies / Product Offerings (216 pages).

This report identifies & analyses:
• The various types of technology that are available
• The various delivery methods and ‘Carriers’
• The vertical markets served today and those that could benefit in the future
• The types of usage
• Opportunities for solution providers, ink makers, brand owners & others
• 93 companies identified & profiled - Key solution providers & other players.

The development & evolution of a diverse range of taggant / forensic marker technologies & solutions has opened up a wide array of markets & applications. Some of these markets are today already well developed, while others are still in the early stages of market uptake.

Solution providers have been coming at these challenges from different points of the compass. With some providers rooted in security print, packaging & labels, while other solution providers come from backgrounds of protecting such materials as, fuels fibres & explosives.

The Multi-facetted World of Taggants / Forensic Markers
Today’s complex taggants / forensic marker business is characterised by:

• Numerous types of taggant / forensic marker technologies. Each with distinct attributes & suitability for different types of application - In terms of chemistry and physical dimensions as well as other factors
• The various levels of support / back-up service that solution providers offer to customers:

o From global laboratory backed full services solutions
o To localised support that relies on user self-application of taggants / forensic markers
• Micro-scale & nano-scale taggants / forensic markers can be applied at any stage in the value chain:

o Start of the value chain - Raw materials
o Intermediate products – Mixtures - Sub-assemblies
o Finished Products.


Volume 1
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
THE MULTI-FACETTED WORLD OF TAGGANTS / FORENSIC MARKERS
MARKETS - TAGGANTS / FORENSIC MARKERS
MAIN FAMILIES OF TAGGANTS / FORENSIC MARKERS – MICRO / NANO
Nano / Micro – Competing or Complimentary
KEY FINDINGS
Taggants / Forensic Markers – Key Drivers
Cost Structure & Scaling-Up in the Taggant / Forensic Marker Business
Ingestible Taggants / Non-Ingestible Taggants
Major Technology Groups – Attributes Compared
Forecast Annual Growth Rates – Brand Protection Technologies
FINANCIAL LOSSES & MARKETS FOR BRAND PROTECTION SOLUTIONS
CONCLUSIONS
Option for Further Market Analysis for Solution Providers
OVERVIEW - TOWARDS CATEGORISATION & SELECTION OF TARGET MARKETS
CARRIERS – TAGGANT DELIVERY VEHICLES – ROUTES TO MARKET
PRINTING INKS FOR PACKAGING / LABELS AS CARRIERS
MARKET OVERVIEW - PRINTING INKS FOR PACKAGING / LABELS AS CARRIERS
Types of Packaging Printing Inks
Water-based versus Solvent-based Printing Inks
Oil based inks
Printing Inks – Building Blocks
Digital Printing – The Key to Printing Unique IDs on Packaging / Labels
The Need for Innovation in the Security Ink Market
Case Study – A Strategic Partnership – Inks Industry / Taggants Provider
Regulatory Aspects
AREAS OF OPPORTUNITY - PRINTING INKS FOR PACKAGING / LABELS AS CARRIERS
PACKAGING / LABELS AS CARRIERS
MARKET OVERVIEW - PACKAGING / LABELS AS CARRIERS
PRODUCT CRIME - PACKAGING / LABELS AS CARRIERS
Counterfeiting of Packaging & Labels - Logos, Tags, Quality Marks and Badges of Origin
Packaging & Related Form Factors
Case Study – Fake Car Logo Badges
Case Study – Rolls of Counterfeit Hugo Boss Labels
BRAND PROTECTION - PACKAGING / LABELS AS CARRIERS
Custom Thermal Transfer Labels & Fusible Graphics
Security Labels –Taggants /Forensic Markers
Shrink Sleeves & Films
Bulk Raw Materials - Plastics (eg: Granules)
Paper Substrates
AREAS OF OPPORTUNITY - PACKAGING / LABELS AS CARRIERS
PHARMACEUTICALS & HEALTHCARE
MARKET OVERVIEW - PHARMACEUTICALS & HEALTHCARE
Diversity of Packaging Form Factors in Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare
PRODUCT CRIME - PHARMACEUTICALS & HEALTHCARE
Increased reliance on express mail – Online Pharma Purchases
Four Key Factors Driving Growth in Counterfeiting in Pharmaceuticals
BRAND PROTECTION - PHARMACEUTICALS & HEALTHCARE
Securetrace Progamme – 4 Security Technologies – Reckitt Benckiser
AREAS OF OPPORTUNITY - PHARMACEUTICALS & HEALTHCARE
Serialization is not a Guarantee of Authenticity – A Strong Case for Taggants
Multiple Points of Entry to Supply Chains
Pharmaceuticals Supply Chains Tend to be Complex
Re-packaging of Pharmaceuticals - Aggregation of Product Consignments
Free Movement of Goods within the EU
Taggants / Forensic Markers - A Powerful Legal Tool
Responsibility of Due Care
ALCOHOLIC DRINKS – SPIRITS & WINES
MARKET OVERVIEW – ALCOHOLIC DRINKS – SPIRITS & WINES
Glass Bottles - Spirits & Wines – Market Sizing Estimates
PRODUCT CRIME – ALCOHOLIC DRINKS – SPIRITS & WINES
Counterfeit Spirits
Counterfeit Wines
BRAND PROTECTION – ALCOHOLIC DRINKS – SPIRITS & WINES
What an Effective Spirits Brand Protection Programme should Look Like
International Federation of Spirits Producers Ltd (IFSP)
Case Study - Opus One Napa Valley Wine
Case Study – Spirits –Addressing Counterfeiting and Adulteration can Increase Sales
AREAS OF OPPORTUNITY - ALCOHOLIC DRINKS – SPIRITS & WINES
PACKAGED FOOD PRODUCTS
MARKET OVERVIEW – PACKAGED FOOD PRODUCTS
PRODUCT RELATED CRIME – PACKAGED FOOD PRODUCTS
Case Study - Counterfeit Baby Milk Powder in China
Case Study - Olive Oil – A Special Case
Food Nutraceuticals – High Value Added - Targeted by Counterfeiters
Bodybuilding Supplements - High Value Added - Targeted by Counterfeiters
BRAND PROTECTION – PACKAGED FOOD PRODUCTS
Case Study - Del Campo - HarvestMark from YottaMark
Case Study – Honey
AREAS OF OPPORTUNITY - PACKAGED FOOD PRODUCTS
LUXURY ACCESSORIES – JEWELRY & WATCHES
MARKET OVERVIEW - LUXURY ACCESSORIES – JEWELRY & WATCHES
Evolution of Global Markets – Jewelry & Watches
Geographical Factors – Luxury Spending
Jewelry - Market Segmentation – Real / Costume
A Watch Market Overview
Watches – Traditional Luxury versus Quartz & Digital
PRODUCT CRIME - LUXURY ACCESSORIES – JEWELRY & WATCHES
Reverse Engineering of Watches with Digital Technology
Case Study – A Law Enforcement Raid on a Factory in China
BRAND PROTECTION - LUXURY ACCESSORIES – JEWELRY & WATCHES
Case Study – BrandAuthen Nano-technology Anti-Counterfeiting Solution
Case Study - Fossil Inc. / Orbid – Brand Protection – Watches
Case Study - Tiffany & Co. versus Costco Wholesale
AREAS OF OPPORTUNITY - LUXURY ACCESSORIES – JEWELRY & WATCHES
Replacement Parts for Watches – Warranty Fraud – Taggants / Forensic Markers
Many Consumers ‘Knowingly’ Purchase Counterfeit Watches
BEAUTY – TOILETRIES, COSMETICS & SKINCARE
MARKET OVERVIEW – BEAUTY – TOILETRIES, COSMETICS & SKINCARE
Premiumisation – A Trend in the Beauty sector
PRODUCT CRIME - BEAUTY - TOILETRIES, COSMETICS & SKINCARE
BRAND PROTECTION - BEAUTY - TOILETRIES, COSMETICS & SKINCARE
Case Study – Organic DNA Molecular Tags for Authentication of Aloe Vera
Nutraceuticals – High Value Added – Beauty Products – Vulnerable to Counterfeiting
Case Study – Counterfeit Beauty Product in China – Big ROI with on-Pack Taggant
AREAS OF OPPORTUNITY – BEAUTY – TOILETRIES, COSMETICS & SKINCARE
TOBACCO PRODUCTS
MARKET OVERVIEW – TOBACCO PRODUCTS
Folding Cartons for Tobacco Products – The Market
PRODUCT CRIME – TOBACCO PRODUCTS
Illicit Tobacco Trade in the EU
Illicit Cigarettes – Counterfeit & Smuggled
BRAND PROTECTION – TOBACCO PRODUCTS
Background to The EU Policy to Combat Illicit Trade of Tobacco Products
The FCTC Protocol
European Tobacco Products Directive (TPD)
EU Tobacco Products Directive
EU Systems for Tracking & Tracing of Tobacco Products and for Security Features
AREAS OF OPPORTUNITY - TAGGANTS / FORENSIC MARKERS – TOBACCO PRODUCTS
TAX STAMPS
TAX STAMP LABELS – SPIRITS & WINES
Codentify - Inexto - ITSA
Update ITSA Statement - December 4th 2017
Initial ITSA statement - May 8th 2017
Some Perspectives on Taxing Spirits & Wines
Case Study – Alcohol Smuggling between States in India
TAX STAMP LABELS - TOBACCO PRODUCTS
Tobacco Industry – Track & Trace – Tax Stamp Solutions
DEFENCE & AEROSPACE – ELECTRONICS
MARKET OVERVIEW - DEFENCE & AEROSPACE – ELECTRONICS
Market Overview – Electronics
Market Overview – Defence & Aerospace
The Top 15 Countries For Military Expenditure In 2016
Numbers of Parts Used to Build an Aircraft
Obsolete Parts/Components in Circulation – An Additional Complication
PRODUCT RELATED CRIME - DEFENCE & AEROSPACE – ELECTRONICS
The Defence & Aeronautical sector are uniquely attractive to counterfeiters
Obsolete Electronics Parts
Cloning Extends Across All Levels of Electronics
Counterfeit Chips & Obsolescence
Case Study – Counterfeit Circuit Breakers at US Customs
Case Study – Reworked Aircraft Ice-Detection Module - Aerospace
Case Study - Counterfeit Network Routers
Recycled Parts - Electronics
Case Study - US based VisionTech – Military vs. Commercial Spec.
‘Blacktopping’ & Other Tricks in Unauthorsed Recycling of Electronic Components
BRAND PROTECTION - DEFENCE & AEROSPACE – ELECTRONICS
Case Study – Underwriter’s Laboratories (UL)
US DLA Secures Supply Chain with DNA Molecular Taggants
Case Study - SMT Corp. - Counterfeit Detection – Electronics Industry
Reverse Engineering
AREAS OF OPPORTUNITY - DEFENCE & AEROSPACE – ELECTRONICS
AUTOMOTIVE PARTS & COMPONENTS AFTERMARKET (INCL.TYRES)
MARKET OVERVIEW – AUTOMOTIVE PARTS & COMPONENTS
Automotive Electronics – Strong Growth
Tyres (OEM / Replacement)
PRODUCT RELATED CRIME – AUTOMOTIVE PARTS & COMPONENTS
The Tyre Market
Automotive Electronics
Case Study – Counterfeit Circuit Boards - Honda Automotive
BRAND PROTECTION – AUTOMOTIVE PARTS & COMPONENTS
Vehicle Theft – Combatting the Problem
Case study – Fighting Motorcycle theft - With Taggants & Barcodes
Case Study – Fighting Auto Theft in Sweden with Taggants
AREAS OF OPPORTUNITY – AUTOMOTIVE PARTS & COMPONENTS
FIBRES, YARN, THREADS, TEXTILES, WOVENS
MARKET OVERVIEW – FIBRES, YARN, THREADS, TEXTILES, WOVENS
Trends in Fibre Markets
Cotton – Evolution - By Region
Polyester – Evolution - By Region
Wool
PRODUCT RELATED CRIME – FIBRES, YARN, THREAD, TEXTILES, WOVENS
Case Study – US Grown Cotton & Added Value Products
Case Study – Canada Goose
BRAND PROTECTION – FIBRES, YARN, THREAD, TEXTILES, WOVENS
Case Study - Microtrace Microtaggant® Identification Particles – Security Yarns
Footwear – Multiple Security Features Example
Case Study - Woolam Cotton Gin - Organic Textile Processor
Case Study - Euratex - European Textile Manufacturers Association
FINISHED PRODUCTS - FIBRES, YARN, THREAD, TEXTILES, WOVENS
MARKET OVERVIEW - FINISHED PRODUCTS - FIBRES, YARN, THREAD, TEXTILES, WOVENS
Apparel
Carpets & Rugs – Market Overview
Case Study – Recycled PET Bedding Material
PRODUCT RELATED CRIME - FINISHED PRODUCTS - FIBRES, YARN, THREAD, TEXTILES, WOVENS
Apparel counterfeiting
Characteristics of the Fashion Industry that attract counterfeiting
Outerwear / Innerwear - Swimwear
Case Study - Homeland Security Investigations Seize Fake Sports Team Hats & Jerseys
Footwear - Counterfeiting
Sportswear and sports footwear - Counterfeiting
Case Study - Counterfeit Nike trainers seized at a UK Port
Headgear – Counterfeiting
Baseball Caps
Protective Helmets
BRAND PROTECTION - FINISHED PRODUCTS - FIBRES, YARN, THREAD, TEXTILES, WOVENS
Case Study – 2014 Football World Cup - Counterfeit Goods Intercepted
Case Study - Major IP Conference in 2014 prior to FIFA World Cup in Brazil
Woven Labels
Case Study - Counterfeit ‘Thinsulate™’ - Woven label
Cash’s Woven and Self-adhesive Brand Protection Labels
Woven Labels with Integrated NFC / RFID
TexTrace – Textile Label RFID Solution
AREAS OF OPPORTUNITY - FINISHED PRODUCTS - FIBRES, YARN, THREAD, TEXTILES, WOVENS
Fibres
Yarns, Textiles & Wovens
Finished Products
AGROCHEMICALS
MARKET OVERVIEW – AGROCHEMICALS
Industry Structure
Global Pesticides & Fertilizers Markets by Region
PRODUCT RELATED CRIME – AGROCHEMICALS
BRAND PROTECTION - AGROCHEMICALS
Case Study – Taggants in Fertilizers
Case Study – Violation of Licensing Agreement Revealed with In-Product Taggant
AREAS OF OPPORTUNITY - AGROCHEMICALS
OTHER MARKETS OF POTENTIAL INTEREST – TAGGANTS / FORENSIC MARKERS
FUELS & LUBRICANTS
Case Study – Lubricants with Taggants – Bearings
BEARINGS – MARKET OVERVIEW
INDUSTRIAL FASTENERS – MARKET OVERVIEW
OTHER TYPES OF MECHANICAL PARTS, COMPONENTS
CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY - BUILDING MATERIALS
PAINTS & COATINGS
IMAGING SUPPLIES – PRINTER CONSUMABLES
APPENDIX – SUPPORT SERVICES / TYPES OF TAGGANT APPLICATION
Part A – Authentix - Full Support Marker Technology Provider
Part B –Microtrace – User Application of Taggants
Volume 2
INTRODUCTION
The Brand Protection Landscape
Three ascending Levels of Defence - 1st, 2nd & 3rd
Building Blocks – Towards Integrated Multi-layered Solutions
The Path to Becoming a Provider of Integrated Solutions
Multi-Layered Solutions Increase the Level of Security
The Layered Approach for Enhanced Security
A Strategic Approach to Brand Protection
Integrated Brand Protection Solutions
Major Groups of Security Solution & Selection Criteria
Adaptability of Different Technologies to Different Packaging Technologies
Brand Protection with Multiple Security Features
Taggants / Forensic Markers - Combined with other Anti counterfeit Technologies
Security Labels
TYPES OF TAGGANTS / FORENSIC MARKERS
Achievable Levels of Security - Different Taggant / Forensic Marker Types
Main Families of Nano-Taggants & Forensic Markers – Micro / Nano
Micro-Scale Particles
Multi-layered micro-scale Taggants
Microtrace / Microtaggants™
3S-Simons Security Systems / Secutag™
JDSU (Now aka: Viavi Solutions/ Lumentum Holdings Inc.) JDSU Charms™
The Adhesive Research / ARMark™
Oxonica Micro / Nano-Scale Barcode (NBC)
Trutag Technologies
Micro-Scale Nameplates & Dots
Inorganic Synthetic Taggants-Rare Earths / Other
Organic DNA Based Taggants
Up-Converting Phosphors / Colour Change / Fluorescence
Quantum Dots
Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS)
Ingestible / Non-Ingestible Taggants
Summary - Taggants / Forensic Markers
Table - Attributes of Forensic Markers / Nano Taggants by Type - Compared
Table - Another Comparative View of Attributes – Nano-Taggants & Forensic Markers
PROFILES – SOLUTION PROVIDERS – 93 COMPANIES
Explanatory Note – Solution Providers
Presentation & structure of company profiles:
APPENDIX I - OTHER COMPANIES THAT MAY EMPLOY TAGGANTS – DIRECTLY / INDIRECTLY
Table - Security Inks, Coatings, Pigments & Dyes
Table - Packaging / Labels Converters
Table - Security Printers
Table - Packaging / Labels Materials (Security Papers / Films, Self-adhesive technology)
Table - Holograms
APPENDIX II - RELATED R&D ACTIVITES - ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS / UNIVERSITIES
APPENDIX III - REGULATORY, HEALTH & SAFETY, ENVIRONMENTAL & PRIVACY
APPENDIX IV – NOTES ON TYPES OF PRODUCT CRIME
Types of Product Related Crime & Solutions
Counterfeiting and Piracy
Counterfeiting and Piracy - Forgery/Alteration Fraud
Counterfeiting and Piracy - Copy and Look-alike Products
Counterfeiting and Piracy - Parallel Trading, Grey Markets and Diversion
Counterfeiting and Piracy - Unauthorised Distribution, Back Door Trading and Over-runs
Counterfeiting and Piracy – Dilution, Substitution refilling and remarking
Tampering, Retail / Supply Chain Theft, Returns Fraud
Tampering
Retail and Supply Chain Theft
Returns Fraud

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