The Problem

There has been a dramatic global increase in the production and sale of counterfeit products, the value of counterfeit goods has risen from $250 billion in 2009 to $0.5 trillion in 2016.

All areas of life are affected by counterfeiting, from consumer products such as branded goods and clothing through to critical goods such as pharmaceuticals and automotive & aircraft parts where quality and conformance to specification is of paramount importance.

SofMat Ltd uses core competencies in manufacturing, material properties and surface metrology to produce novel methods for the marking of surfaces and subsequent identification & authentication of these markings.  The SofMat Ltd patented platform technology provides bespoke custom made solutions to identify counterfeit products throughout the supply chain using hand held portable devices.

SofMat has developed a passive technology platform unique in this field that encodes products or components during manufacture

  • enabling identification throughout the supply chain;
  • providing a number of layers of product / brand security, overt and/or covert, each with increasing complexity.

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