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          Percept? Authentication Technologies

          Product/brand counterfeiting is a serious and growing global problem that has negative impact on consumers, businesses, and entire economies with estimated costs of hundreds of billions of dollars/year. In addition, it costs hundreds of thousands of jobs, exposes consumers and workers to health and safety risks, has proven links to organized crime, and causes massive reduction in tax revenue.

          One effective strategy for combatting counterfeiting is the use of integrated polymer-based solutions. ?This approach is ideal for applications where durability is a concern and there is a need to verify the authenticity of the item after the initial sales, for instance in a warranty claim or litigation following product use. These overt and covert technologies embed unique identification into the polymer the product is made from. So it is indelibly linked to the item and cannot be removed or altered without mechanically altering the item itself, which is an advantage.


          Percept? is a new portfolio of technology that enables product or brand owners to positively identify their products versus counterfeit products in the marketplace. Select from overt or covert solutions, available for a wide range of polymers.

          • Increase revenue: Protect against lost sales and market share due to counterfeit or gray-market products.
          • Reduce costs: Eliminate warranty, product support and liability costs associated with your products.
          • Protect brand equity: Protect against consumer complaints or legal actions wrongly accusing your products.
          • Protect consumer welfare: Minimize potential harm to consumers, reduce recall expenses and protect brand integrity.
          • Secure supply chain integrity: Safely expand into new regions and countries.

          PolyOne Percept? solutions include assistance with technology choice, dosage, process, product, and specification development.?These services help to reduce time to market and maintain quality levels for products that require positive product identification.

          Contact us to discuss the value Percept authentication technologies can bring to your organization.

          Name Category Description  
          Anti-Counterfeiting - What Brand Owners Need to Know - White Paper
          White Paper
          Counterfeiting is a serious and fast growing problem in business, but in this white paper, PolyOne outlines the detriments of counterfeiting, and what you can do to combat this phenomenon
          Color and Additives Solutions Overview
          BU Overview
          Customized color and additive solutions
          Counterfeiting, Are Your Devices at Risk? - Article
          From stethoscopes to syringes, the influx of imitation medical devices threatens to erode not only revenues, but also brand equity. Find out how to take action against these risks with authentication technologies. 
          Percept? Authentication Technologies - Product Bulletin
          Product Bulletin
          Authentication technologies description, value and applications
          Water Storage and Purification Equipment - Case Study
          Case Study
          Laser-marking additive, an authentication additive, and colorant— bundled into a single Smartbatch™ concentrate 
          Water Storage and Purification Equipment - Case Study (Chinese)
          Case Study
          Laser-marking additive, an authentication additive, and colorant— bundled into a single Smartbatch™ concentrate