Andrews & Wykeham Ltd and PragmatIC Printing Ltd have announced a collaboration to deliver a range of novel security products based on PragmatIC's flexible electronic circuits.
Commencing in 2014, Andrews & Wykeham is planning to commission a complete printed electronics integration and conversion line. This high-speed roll-to-roll facility will be targeted at a new generation of security foils and labels that leverage PragmatIC's ultra-thin, flexible and low cost electronic logic.
Enabled functionality will include both overt visual features and machine-readable features, activated by RFID readers and smartphones. Such features have applications across many aspects of security, including personal identity, document authentication, and revenue and brand protection.
Ultimately these capabilities will enhance Andrews & Wykeham's THESEUSTM track-and-trace system, providing even greater security along with improved ease of use: PragmatIC's technology will add the ability to track items without requiring line-of-sight, and to record security information directly within a label.
Jamie Willis, Managing Director of Andrews & Wykeham, said "PragmatIC Printing have a unique platform technology for embedding electronic intelligence into labels and foils, which we will leverage to offer a range of totally unique security products to our customers."
Scott White, Chief Executive Officer of PragmatIC Printing, added "We are excited that Andrews & Wykeham has adopted our technology to enhance their security offering, and look forward to their launch of new products next year."
Andrews & Wykeham is an established security product manufacturer and security solutions provider, supplying government and corporate customers worldwide. The company specializes in the areas of personal identification, vehicle identity, document security, product anti-counterfeit and excise revenue protection (track & trace), providing high-tech security laminates, foils, labels and turnkey systems.
Source: PragmatIC Printing Ltd