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markenartikel

Issue 11, November 2011

Farbpartikel machen Marken sicher

by Uwe Käckenhoff

Identification systems for counterfeit protection play an important role in the fight against product and brand piracy. The corresponding choice of products is vast. 3S Simons Security Systems GmbH banks on colour-codes which are invisible to the naked eye and identifiable with a customary microscope [...]

For further information on the publication, please visit

www.markenartikel-magazin.de
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Westfälische Nachrichten

Issue from 29th July 2011

„Made in Nottuln“ beeindruckt

NRW minister for economic affairs Harry K. Voigtsberger visits companies in Nottuln

by Ludger Warnke

At first sight, the two companies don’t have much in common: “Mall Umweltsysteme” produces long and heavy concrete parts for rainwater and deposition equipment. Parts you can’t overlook. Who wants to see the main product of “3S Simons Security Systems”, however, needs a microscope. The company produces nanoscale colour-codes for counterfeit protection […]

For further information on the publication, please visit

www.westfaelische-nachrichten.de
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creativ verpacken

Issue 4, July 2011

Kleines Etikett, große Wirkung

by Rolf Simons

Being the first thing customers get to see of a product, packaging is especially targeted by counterfeiters. The new 3S security seal, based on a hologram, is equipped with a company-owned micro colour-code and variable security features and contributes to the fight against counterfeiters […]

For further information on the publication, please visit

creativverpacken.lindenhaus-verlag.info
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VDMD Designer-Update

Issue 4, April 2011

Mikro-Farbcodes schützen vor Fälschungen

Counterfeit brand-name clothing brings the original manufacturer financial disadvantage and image loss. Especially for designers, counterfeits are a frontal attack on their creativity and image. But bad material quality and dangerous chemical substance are also an annoyance and even a health hazard for consumers […]

For further information on the publication, please visit

www.vdmd.de
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ipi - International Pharmaceutical Industry

Issue 1, March 2011

Pharmaceutical Piracy: Colour-Coded Security and Traceability

by Rolf Simons

The problem of counterfeit medicines was first addressed at the international level at a World Health Organization (WHO) conference in 1985. Things have come a long way from there, and much has been undertaken to combat the growing threat of fake medication. Yet, while governments and organisations are discussing the implementation of a uniform definition into their respective legislations, and guidance is being published for mass serialisation of prescription medicines, the counterfeiting business is shifting to new markets [...]

For further information on the publication, please visit

www.ipimedia.com
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Product & Image Security Newsletter

Issue 1, January/February 2011

Micro colour-codes secure against art forgery

SECUART provides proof of authenticity for both artwork and certificates

Counterfeits continue to infiltrate the fine art market mainly due to the fact that it's easier than ever to copy valuable popular collectables such as picture prints as many only contain a serial number and the artist's signature [...]

For further information on the publication, please visit

www.productandimagesecurity.org
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VDMA Nachrichten

Issue 1, January 2011

Track and Tracing

Ersatzteile fälschungssicher zurückverfolgen

Micro colour-codes combine two functions: counterfeit protection and traceability of especially vulnerable spare and wear parts (original article in German) […]

For further information on the publication, please visit

www.vdma.org/vdma-nachrichten
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FM Das Logistik-Magazin

Issue 12, December 2010

Fälschungssichere Fingerabdrücke

by Gerd Fahry

How necessary and how secure is counterfeit protection? A forum, organised by GMP - Gesellschaft für Marketing und Public Relations mbH, pursued this question. Conclusion: Not only consumer goods are counterfeited, industry in general is severely threatened by plagiarism. Patent and protection claims alone are not sufficient (original article in German) […]

www.fm-online.de
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Product & Image Security

White Paper, November 2010

Micro colour-codes: tiny but highly efficient

by Rolf Simons

Recent statistics published by the European Commission clearly show that product piracy is still far from being extinguished. On the contrary: in some sectors, counterfeiting is rising most alarmingly. Next to protection strategies, companies also need to focus more and more on the traceability of their products.

For further information, please visit

www.productandimagesecurity.org
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Homepage Karl Schiewerling, member of German Parliament

November 2010

Produktsicherheit ist wichtig für den Verbraucherschutz

by Karl Schiewerling

"Such small particles with such a large impact. Great that this innovative product originates in Nottuln."" Member of German Parliament Karl Schiewerling is impressed and proud of the company from his home town. Schiewerling is talking about the products and the success story of 3S Simons Security Systems (original article in German) [...]"

For further information, please visit

www.karl-schiewerling.de
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Packaging World

Issue 5, May 2010

Brand owners fight back

by Pat Reynolds

"The bad guys are ""more brazen than ever"", says one informed observer. So brand-protection solutions are receiving more attention than ever before. [...]"

For further information on the publication, please visit

www.packworld.com
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Security Insight

Issue 2, March/April 2010

Polymere verleihen Eindeutigkeit

How the worldwide smallest micro colour-codes help distinguish original and counterfeit

Brand and product pirates are becoming more and more brazen and are making their way into the different industry areas. This is why special and, most importantly, counterfeit-proof solutions are required for products, packaging and documents. Invisible to the naked eye, micro colour-codes contribute their share in the fight against product piracy (original article in German) [...]

For further information on the publication, please visit

www.security-insight.com
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Rassegna dell'Imballaggio

Issue 1, January 2010

Un sistema anticontraffazione a combinazione di colori

The Italian packaging magazine Rassegna dell' Imballagio reports on SECUTAG® and its use at Ingun.

Si chiama Secutag ed è una tecnologia di sicurezza basata su una microstampa contenente una sequenza di colori univoca, che permette l'identificazione certa dell'autenticità del prodotto. È stata recentemente integrata nel fine linea di Ingun, produttore mondiale di sonde d'ispezione [...]

For further information on the publication, please visit

www.rassegnaimballaggio.it
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Authentication News

Issue 11, November 2009

Pioneer in Microscopic Marker Celebrates a Decade of Success

It is some ten years ago that 3S Simons Security Systems launched SECUTAG® - a microscopic colour-coded particle that is economical, simple to identify yet provides unequivocal evidence of product authenticity in courts. The company has recently rebranded itself and the product range, extended the use of Secutags into the logistics market and is poised for a major drive for international sales. Authentication News spoke to Sales Manager Angelina Rayak to find out more about this technology, one of the first of its kind, its enduring success and how its benefits compare with similar technologies on the market [...]

For further information on the publication, please visit

www.authenticationnews.com
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Pakblad

Issue 10, October 2009

Beveiliging met micro-kleurencodes

The Dutch packaging magazine Pakblad reports on SECUPACK® by 3S

Onder de naam Secupack introduceert het Duitse 3S Simons Security Systems een beveiligings- en traceability system voor een breed scala verpakkingen, voor alle sectoren [...]

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C2 Deutschland Coating & Converting

Issue 16, June/July 2009

Mehr als nur RFID

Security technologies help companies to trace their products and to protect them against counterfeiting

Branded products are the flagship of many companies. Therefore it is most annoying when counterfeits of these products appear on the market. In the interview with C2, Dirk Simons, General Manager of 3S Simons Security Systems GmbH explains, how companies can protect themselves against counterfeits with modern security technologies, such as the Secutag applications developed by 3S (original article in German) […]

For further information on the publication, please visit

www.c2-deutschland.de
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neue verpackung

Issue 2, February 2009

Die Rückverfolgbarkeit wird fälschungssicher

New system solution for product protection: For the first time, according to 3S Simons Security Systems GmbH, Nottuln, counterfeit protection and traceability have been combined in one single system solution (original article in German) […]

For further information on the publication, please visit

www.neue-verpackung.de
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Automobil Konstruktion

Issue 3, August 2008

Damit der Ruf nicht ruiniert wird

Counterfeit protection for manufacturers, retailers and consumers

The damage to the automotive industry through counterfeiting is estimated at 12 billion US-$ worldwide. Loss in revenue and product liability claims present manufacturers with an immense challenge. The growing number of counterfeit spare parts also is a potential danger for consumers (original article in German) [...]

For further information on the publication, please visit

www.kem.de/ak
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World Pharma Network

Issue 2, Summer 2008

Pharmaceutical piracy: too dangerous to be ignored

The OECD estimates that the total sales generated worldwide with counterfeited products are about US $200 billion. This amount corresponds to approximately 2% of the international trade, or to the GDP of 150 countries. The German CCI reports that, in Germany alone, product piracy has caused economic damage of €20 to 30 billion. The dark figure is even higher. The increase of the global piracy of pharmaceutical and body care products is especially alarming, since these products present a potential danger to the health of consumers. Besides political initiatives and legal measures against counterfeiting, product traceability and effective product security are becoming more and more important [...]

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WerkstattWelt

Issue 2, June 2008

Piraten der Weltmärkte

by Hans J. Wieland

"Product piracy is a growing problem in the automotive sector: According to estimates of the American ""Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association"" (MEMA), the illegal trade with counterfeit vehicle parts worldwide costs the automotive industry 12 billion US-dollars annually. 2006, German customs authorities seized automotive products worth 5.5 million Euro, an increase of 688 percent compared to the previous year (original article in German) [...]"

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