Brady Corporation and Nanoventions Enter Into International Distribution Agreement
MILWAUKEE, Wis.—Brady Corporation has signed a worldwide distribution agreement with Nanoventions, Inc. of Alpharetta, Georgia, to develop product identification and anti-counterfeiting security products utilizing Nanoventions’ unique Unison micro-optic security film. Brady has obtained the exclusive global rights to distribute the material for certain product applications, including handheld phones and accessories, computer hardware and peripherals, electronic components, computer software, printing supplies, automotive parts, electrical equipment, aerospace parts, sporting goods, medical devices and supplies, branded apparel and footwear, and non-government related identification badges and cards.
Scott Hoffman, Brady’s senior vice president of global die cut operations notes, “One of the reasons that we were interested in working with Nanoventions is because their technology represents the next generation in overt security. The benefit of using overt authentication in products or materials subject to counterfeiting is that the consumer can easily validate the authenticity.”
Dennis Polinski, Brady’s brand protection solutions global business manager adds, “Brady has worked closely with Nanoventions over the past two years as a secure converter of their technology, creating literally hundreds of millions of labels that have been sold worldwide. The Unison technology that Brady will now distribute can be utilized in all parts of the supply chain to protect against counterfeiting and preserve the integrity of branded products.”
UnisonMicro-Optic Security Film is a revolutionary advance in materials for anti-counterfeiting and brand protection. Unison films are not holographic—they attain their remarkable visual effects by a method called “synthetic imaging”, whereby thousands, or even millions, of minute geometrical-optic image projectors coordinate to project images into the space above or below the film. Each image projector is so tiny that seven of them could fit on the end of a hair.
Unison film is a thin (1.5 mil/37 microns), all-polymer, multi-layer film that is highly resistant to counterfeiting. It is the first-ever material to incorporate printing at a resolution of better than 100,000 dots per inch (dpi). The micro-printed information within a Unison film is precision aligned with micron-scale projection optics to create images that float above or below the film surface, turn on and off, or show simple animated motion. The film is available in several different customizable options, each displaying a different visual effect. Multiple effects can also be combined in one film.