As per a Sourcing Journal report, Applied DNA Sciences has entered into a supply agreement with ITW Pillar Technologies for its CertainT platform. As per the agreement, Applied DNA will supply SigNature molecular tags and SigNify in-field authentication devices to Pillar for use on materials and products treated with Pillar’s patented plasma deposition technology. These materials and products will carry Applied DNA’s CertainT trademark, representing authenticity, origin, traceability, sustainability and quality.
The deal will help Pillar prevent counterfeit personal protective equipment (PPE) from entering the healthcare supply chain. The company will train its personnel in the application of molecular tags and use of the in-field authentication systems.
Pillar will incorporate SigNature molecular tags into textiles including, but not limited to, polypropylene, cotton, recycled polyester, nylon, wool and viscose for the manufacture of products, including those used in producing PPE. All tagged materials and products will be tracked via CertainT’s cloud-based portal for ease of access by Pillar and its customers.