For Immediate Release
FUJIFILM INTRODUCES FORGE GUARD® SECURITY LABEL WITH FULL-COLOR HIDDEN IMAGE DESIGNED TO COMBAT COUNTERFEITING
Innovative technology provides superior chemical, heat and water resistance, offering a great solution for auto, garment and industrial machinery sectors
North Kingstown, R.I., March 24, 2014 — Breaking new ground in the war against the expansion of counterfeit products, FUJIFILM Electronic Materials U.S.A., Inc. introduces FUJIFILM FORGE GUARD® for the first time in the U.S. FORGE GUARD is a unique security label offering manufacturers in the garment, machinery and automobile parts industries a new alternative for their brand and anti-counterfeiting protection requirements. Utilizing innovative Fujifilm technology, FORGE GUARD security labels are hidden full-color images and text that are nearly impossible for counterfeiters to copy due to their range of colors and complex resolutions. Fujifilm’s proprietary chemicals and process equipment combined with strict process controls enable FORGE GUARD labels to retain their hidden color and information even after exposure to heat, humidity and harsh chemicals. The labels are also able to withstand repeated washing and drying, as well as long-term exposure to sunlight.
“With the rise of global manufacturing, marketing and sales, counterfeiting has become a huge problem, especially for manufacturers throughout the auto parts supply chain and in the garment and machinery industries,” said David Diepholz, senior director, IPD Sales, FUJIFILM Electronic Materials U.S.A., Inc. “Often, customers don’t even realize they are buying fakes or gray market items, which means lost sales for genuine products and potential brand damage when the counterfeit doesn’t perform as expected. With full-color images that are virtually impossible to copy and remain resilient even when exposed to ultra-high temperatures, washing and outdoor humidity, FORGE GUARD labels provide a security solution that’s vastly superior to standard hologram technology, making them ideal for auto parts, garment and industrial machine manufacturers.”
FORGE GUARD is a security solution that is completely customizable for each product and brand. The graphic and text in every FORGE GUARD label is invisible to the naked eye, yet the product’s authenticity reveals itself instantly when the handheld, proprietary FORGE GUARD Viewer is passed directly over the security label. Using FORGE GUARD labels requires no special technical skills or equipment. Anyone can verify product authenticity quickly at any time, including mechanics and managers at repair shops, garages or customer service centers, shopkeepers and retail salespeople, distributors, customs officials, warehouse managers and consumers.
Also, because FORGE GUARD does not require expensive initial tooling for its manufacture, customers can currently order as few as 100,000 labels to start, making this a cost-effective way to protect a brand. FORGE GUARD labels come in a number of configurations suitable for many industries tag labels for garments, and can be printed as square or round seal labels on a sheet or substrate-roll, bulk rolls, and rectangular paper labels on rolls.
To learn more about how FUJIFILM FORGE GUARD can help your business meet future challenges, improve quality and reduce costs, please visit: www.FujifilmForgeGuard.com.
FUJIFILM Electronic Materials is a wholly owned subsidiary of FUJIFILM Corporation with offices in Japan, the United States and Belgium, and several manufacturing and R&D facilities located worldwide. The company supplies advanced technology, chemistry and delivery equipment such as photoresists, cleaners and CMP slurries to the semiconductor and flat panel display fabrication market. For more information visit: www.fujifilm-ffem.com.
FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation, Tokyo, Japan, brings continuous innovation and leading-edge products to a broad spectrum of industries, including electronic imaging, digital printing equipment, medical systems, life sciences, graphic arts, flat panel display materials, and office products, based on a vast portfolio of digital, optical, fine chemical and thin film coating technologies. The company was among the top 10 companies around the world granted U.S. patents in 2012, and in the year ended March 31, 2013, had global revenues of $26.7 billion*. Fujifilm is committed to environmental stewardship and good corporate citizenship. For more information, please visit: www.fujifilmholdings.com.
* At an exchange rate of 83 yen to the dollar.
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