Retrace Authentication System (AS) is a safety and performance authentication system developed for tracing performance coatings, which can now be applied to a diverse range of products and materials.
The addition of Retrace-AS during the manufacturing process enables products to be subsequently scanned in-situ to verify their provenance and, therefore, performance. The Retrace hand-held analyser will read the covert information confirming the product’s authenticity.
For the first time, liquid or solid products can be easily verified in-situ, even in the case of coatings when they have changed form from liquid to solid, and to prevent specialist performance materials being substituted for low specification products, without having to manually trace the original bill of materials used in their manufacture or repair and the parties responsible.
Retrace-AS can be added during the manufacturing process to coatings, inks, plastics and composite products. These are just a few examples, but the possibilities really are endless. Any product containing Retrace-AS can be scanned to confirm its authenticity, providing material traceability and performance surety.