AkzoNobel to use watermark technology for packaging
AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals has agreed to use watermark technology developed by FiliGrade, one of the winners of the 2017 Imagine Chemistry challenge - a program through which the company collaborates with startups, scale-ups and scientists.
The technology provides an invisible watermark for packaging; this can be read with a digital camera, identifying both the material used and details about the manufacturer and contents. This helps with the challenge of sorting of plastics and also to confirm the authenticity of the packaged product to prevent counterfeiting. The first application will be in high-density polyethylene containers (Press Release AkzoNobel, 1 March 2018).
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