MOSCOW (MRC) -- PolyOne Corporation, a premier global provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions, has announced that its Versaflex soft-touch materials for consumer electronics are now available in combination with its Percept Authentication Technologies, reported the company on its site.
PolyOne's newly available formulation of technologies can help companies combat counterfeiting and reduce the risks associated with fraudulent goods such as phone cases, smart watches, headphones, earbuds and other wearable electronics.
"When designing innovative consumer products, it is extremely important to protect brand equity and still deliver the performance and aesthetic characteristics that the end consumer desires," said Walter Ripple, vice president and general manager for PolyOne's thermoplastic elastomer business, GLS. "Our new solution meets both those objectives, by joining PolyOne's Percept anti-counterfeiting ability with the soft-touch, performance, and durability benefits of Versaflex."
"In 2013, the US Department of Homeland Security logged USD145 million worth of counterfeit consumer electronics entering the country, and PolyOne's material was developed to help counteract the trend," Mr. Ripple added.
Percept technologies can be tailored to a wide variety of processing conditions, end-use applications, and authentication techniques based on overt, covert, or forensic-based approaches. These solutions enable companies to readily identify counterfeit products with easy-to-use methods based on additives and unique identifiers called taggants.
As MRC informed earlier, in February 2014, PolyOne Corporation announced the addition of new capabilities to its OnColor HC Plus portfolio. These expanded offerings add medical-grade LDPE, nylon, PEBA, PS and PVC to the globally available palette of specialty healthcare colorants, and are pre-certified to meet or exceed biocompatibility requirements for ISO 10993 and/or USP Class VI protocols.
PolyOne Corporation, with 2013 revenues of USD3.8 billion, is a global provider of specialized polymer materials, services, and solutions. PolyOne is a provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions with operations in specialty polymer formulations, color and additive systems, polymer distribution and specialty vinyl resins.