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News Article | April 18, 2017
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In this report, The Global Security Ink Market is valued at USD XX million in 2016 and is expected to reach USD XX million by the end of 2022, growing at a CAGR of XX% between 2016 and 2022. Global Security Ink market competition by top manufacturers, with production, price, revenue (value) and market share for each manufacturer; the top players including SICPA Sun Chemical Microtrace CTI Gleitsmann Security Inks Collins Cronite Villiger Gans Kodak Godo Shojudo ANY Mingbo Pingwei Letong Ink Jinpin Wancheng Geographically, this report is segmented into several key Regions, with production, consumption, revenue (million USD), market share and growth rate of Security Ink in these regions, from 2012 to 2022 (forecast), covering North America Europe China Japan Southeast Asia India On the basis of product, this report displays the production, revenue, price, market share and growth rate of each type, primarily split into Offset Inks Intaglio Inks Silkscreen Inks Letterpress Inks Others On the basis on the end users/applications, this report focuses on the status and outlook for major applications/end users, consumption (sales), market share and growth rate of Security Ink for each application, including Banknotes Official Identity Documents Tax Banderoles Security Labels Others Global Security Ink Market Research Report 2017 1 Security Ink Market Overview 1.1 Product Overview and Scope of Security Ink 1.2 Security Ink Segment by Type (Product Category) 1.2.1 Global Security Ink Production and CAGR (%) Comparison by Type (Product Category) (2012-2022) 1.2.2 Global Security Ink Production Market Share by Type (Product Category) in 2016 1.2.3 Offset Inks 1.2.4 Intaglio Inks 1.2.5 Silkscreen Inks 1.2.6 Letterpress Inks 1.2.7 Others 1.3 Global Security Ink Segment by Application 1.3.1 Security Ink Consumption (Sales) Comparison by Application (2012-2022) 1.3.2 Banknotes 1.3.3 Official Identity Documents 1.3.4 Tax Banderoles 1.3.5 Security Labels 1.3.6 Others 1.4 Global Security Ink Market by Region (2012-2022) 1.4.1 Global Security Ink Market Size (Value) and CAGR (%) Comparison by Region (2012-2022) 1.4.2 North America Status and Prospect (2012-2022) 1.4.3 Europe Status and Prospect (2012-2022) 1.4.4 China Status and Prospect (2012-2022) 1.4.5 Japan Status and Prospect (2012-2022) 1.4.6 Southeast Asia Status and Prospect (2012-2022) 1.4.7 India Status and Prospect (2012-2022) 1.5 Global Market Size (Value) of Security Ink (2012-2022) 1.5.1 Global Security Ink Revenue Status and Outlook (2012-2022) 1.5.2 Global Security Ink Capacity, Production Status and Outlook (2012-2022) 7 Global Security Ink Manufacturers Profiles/Analysis 7.1 SICPA 7.1.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base, Sales Area and Its Competitors 7.1.2 Security Ink Product Category, Application and Specification 7.1.2.1 Product A 7.1.2.2 Product B 7.1.3 SICPA Security Ink Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017) 7.1.4 Main Business/Business Overview 7.2 Sun Chemical 7.2.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base, Sales Area and Its Competitors 7.2.2 Security Ink Product Category, Application and Specification 7.2.2.1 Product A 7.2.2.2 Product B 7.2.3 Sun Chemical Security Ink Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017) 7.2.4 Main Business/Business Overview 7.3 Microtrace 7.3.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base, Sales Area and Its Competitors 7.3.2 Security Ink Product Category, Application and Specification 7.3.2.1 Product A 7.3.2.2 Product B 7.3.3 Microtrace Security Ink Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017) 7.3.4 Main Business/Business Overview 7.4 CTI 7.4.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base, Sales Area and Its Competitors 7.4.2 Security Ink Product Category, Application and Specification 7.4.2.1 Product A 7.4.2.2 Product B 7.4.3 CTI Security Ink Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017) 7.4.4 Main Business/Business Overview 7.5 Gleitsmann Security Inks 7.5.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base, Sales Area and Its Competitors 7.5.2 Security Ink Product Category, Application and Specification 7.5.2.1 Product A 7.5.2.2 Product B 7.5.3 Gleitsmann Security Inks Security Ink Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017) 7.5.4 Main Business/Business Overview 7.6 Collins 7.6.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base, Sales Area and Its Competitors 7.6.2 Security Ink Product Category, Application and Specification 7.6.2.1 Product A 7.6.2.2 Product B 7.6.3 Collins Security Ink Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017) 7.6.4 Main Business/Business Overview 7.7 Cronite 7.7.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base, Sales Area and Its Competitors 7.7.2 Security Ink Product Category, Application and Specification 7.7.2.1 Product A 7.7.2.2 Product B 7.7.3 Cronite Security Ink Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017) 7.7.4 Main Business/Business Overview 7.8 Villiger 7.8.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base, Sales Area and Its Competitors 7.8.2 Security Ink Product Category, Application and Specification 7.8.2.1 Product A 7.8.2.2 Product B 7.8.3 Villiger Security Ink Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017) 7.8.4 Main Business/Business Overview 7.9 Gans 7.9.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base, Sales Area and Its Competitors 7.9.2 Security Ink Product Category, Application and Specification 7.9.2.1 Product A 7.9.2.2 Product B 7.9.3 Gans Security Ink Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017) 7.9.4 Main Business/Business Overview 7.10 Kodak 7.10.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base, Sales Area and Its Competitors 7.10.2 Security Ink Product Category, Application and Specification 7.10.2.1 Product A 7.10.2.2 Product B 7.10.3 Kodak Security Ink Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017) 7.10.4 Main Business/Business Overview 7.11 Godo 7.12 Shojudo 7.13 ANY 7.14 Mingbo 7.15 Pingwei 7.16 Letong Ink 7.17 Jinpin 7.18 Wancheng For more information, please visit http://www.wiseguyreports.com


News Article | April 25, 2017
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Global Security Ink Industry Report covering market by types, Regions, Application, and leading vendor’s profile based on sales, price, sales regions, products, profile etcPune, India - April 24, 2017 /MarketersMedia/ — Global Security Ink Market 2012- 2022 Report provides detailed analysis of market in 9 chapters with required tables and figures. Access this report at https://www.themarketreports.com/report/global-security-ink-market-research-2011-2022 Global Security Ink Market report classifies Security Ink types as Offset Inks, Intaglio Inks, Silkscreen Inks and Letterpress Inks . Applications covered in this report are Banknotes Official Identity Documents Tax Banderoles and Security Labels. This report also provides key analysis for the geographical regions like Europe, North America, China, Japan & Korea. Companies like SICPA, Sun Chemical, Microtrace, CTI, Gleitsmann Security Inks, Collins, Cronite, Villiger, Gans, Kodak, Godo, Shojudo, ANY, Mingbo, Pingwei and more are profiled in this report providing information on sale, price, sales regions, products and overview. Purchase a copy of this report at: https://www.themarketreports.com/report/buy-now/483901 Table of Contents: 1 Market Overview 1.1 Objectives of Research 1.2 Market Segment 2 Industry Chain 2.1 Industry Chain Structure 2.2 Upstream 2.3 Market 3 Environmental Analysis 3.1 Policy 3.2 Economic 3.3 Technology 3.4 Market Entry 4 Major Vendors 5 Market/Vendors Distribution 5.1 Regional Distribution 5.2 Product and Application 6 Regions Market 6.1 Global 6.2 Europe 6.3 North America 6.4 China 6.5 Japan & Korea 6.6 Trade 7 Forecast 7.1 Market Trends 7.2 Segment Forecast 8 Marketing Overview 8.1 Ex-factory Price 8.2 Buyer Price 8.3 Price Factors 8.4 Marketing Channel 9 Conclusion Inquire more about this report at: https://www.themarketreports.com/report/ask-your-query/483901 Contact Info:Name: Shirsh GuptaEmail: sales@themarketreports.comOrganization: The Market ReportsAddress: SF-29, Sacred World, Wanawadi, PunePhone: 6314071315Source URL: http://marketersmedia.com/global-security-ink-market-is-estimated-to-reach-595-6-billion-usd-in-2017/189693For more information, please visit https://www.themarketreports.com/report/global-security-ink-market-research-2011-2022Source: MarketersMediaRelease ID: 189693


Alaani S.,Fallujah General Hospital | Tafash M.,Fallujah General Hospital | Busby C.,University of Ulster | Hamdan M.,Cancer and Birth Defects Foundation | Blaurock-Busch E.,Microtrace
Conflict and Health | Year: 2011

Background: Recent reports have drawn attention to increases in congenital birth anomalies and cancer in Fallujah Iraq blamed on teratogenic, genetic and genomic stress thought to result from depleted Uranium contamination following the battles in the town in 2004. Contamination of the parents of the children and of the environment by Uranium and other elements was investigated using Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry. Hair samples from 25 fathers and mothers of children diagnosed with congenital anomalies were analysed for Uranium and 51 other elements. Mean ages of the parents was: fathers 29.6 (SD 6.2); mothers: 27.3 (SD 6.8). For a sub-group of 6 women, long locks of hair were analysed for Uranium along the length of the hair to obtain information about historic exposures. Samples of soil and water were also analysed and Uranium isotope ratios determined. Results: Levels of Ca, Mg, Co, Fe, Mn, V, Zn, Sr, Al, Ba, Bi, Ga, Pb, Hg, Pd and U (for mothers only) were significantly higher than published mean levels in an uncontaminated population in Sweden. In high excess were Ca, Mg, Sr, Al, Bi and Hg. Of these only Hg can be considered as a possible cause of congenital anomaly. Mean levels for Uranium were 0.16 ppm (SD: 0.11) range 0.02 to 0.4, higher in mothers (0.18 ppm SD 0.09) than fathers (0.11 ppm; SD 0.13). The highly unusual non-normal Fallujah distribution mean was significantly higher than literature results for a control population Southern Israel (0.062 ppm) and a non-parametric test (Mann Whitney-Wilcoxon) gave p = 0.016 for this comparison of the distribution. Mean levels in Fallujah were also much higher than the mean of measurements reported from Japan, Brazil, Sweden and Slovenia (0.04 ppm SD 0.02). Soil samples show low concentrations with a mean of 0.76 ppm (SD 0.42) and range 0.1-1.5 ppm; (N = 18). However it may be consistent with levels in drinking water (2.28 gL-1) which had similar levels to water from wells (2.72 gL-1) and the river Euphrates (2.24 gL-1). In a separate study of a sub group of mothers with long hair to investigate historic Uranium excretion the results suggested that levels were much higher in the past. Uranium traces detected in the soil samples and the hair showed slightly enriched isotopic signatures for hair U238/U235 = (135.16 SD 1.45) compared with the natural ratio of 137.88. Soil sample Uranium isotope ratios were determined after extraction and concentration of the Uranium by ion exchange. Results showed statistically significant presence of enriched Uranium with a mean of 129 with SD5.9 (for this determination, the natural Uranium 95% CI was 132.1 < Ratio < 144.1). Conclusions: Whilst caution must be exercised about ruling out other possibilities, because none of the elements found in excess are reported to cause congenital diseases and cancer except Uranium, these findings suggest the enriched Uranium exposure is either a primary cause or related to the cause of the congenital anomaly and cancer increases. Questions are thus raised about the characteristics and composition of weapons now being deployed in modern battlefields. © 2011 Alaani et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.


WiseGuyReports.Com Publish a New Market Research Report On – “Security Ink Market 2016 Global Manufacturers,Application,Technology (By Geography,Segment) Market Research Report 2021”. Security ink, also called Anti-counterfeit printing ink, is one of the most important parts of anti-counterfeit technology. It is one of the special printing inks after a series of special processing. Security ink is widely used in banknote, official identity documents, postage stamps, tax banderoles, security labels and product markings. Security inks have various functions. Some security inks can show special colors, be invisible or not under specific conditions such as ultraviolet ray irradiation, infrared irradiation, sunlight irradiation, specific temperature and humidity. Security inks can be applied in various printing solutions like intaglio printing, silkscreen printing, letterpress printing and offset printing. Scope of the Report  This report focuses on the Security Ink in Global market, especially in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific, South America, Middle East and Africa. This report categorizes the market based on manufacturers, regions, type and application. For more information or any query mail at [email protected] Market Segment by Regions, regional analysis covers  North America (USA, Canada and Mexico)  Europe (Germany, France, UK, Russia and Italy)  Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, Korea, India and Southeast Asia)  South America, Middle East and Africa Market Segment by Applications, can be divided into  Banknotes  Official Identity Documents  Tax Banderoles  Security Labels  Others Global Security Ink Market by Manufacturers, Regions, Type and Application, Forecast to 2021  1 Market Overview  1.1 Security Ink Introduction  1.2 Market Analysis by Type  1.2.1 Offset Inks  1.2.2 Intaglio Inks  1.2.3 Silkscreen Inks  1.3 Market Analysis by Applications  1.3.1 Banknotes  1.3.2 Official Identity Documents  1.3.3 Tax Banderoles  1.4 Market Analysis by Regions  1.4.1 North America (USA, Canada and Mexico)  1.4.1.1 USA  1.4.1.2 Canada  1.4.1.3 Mexico  1.4.2 Europe (Germany, France, UK, Russia and Italy)  1.4.2.1 Germany  1.4.2.2 France  1.4.2.3 UK  1.4.2.4 Russia  1.4.2.5 Italy  1.4.3 Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, Korea, India and Southeast Asia)  1.4.3.1 China  1.4.3.2 Japan  1.4.3.3 Korea  1.4.3.4 India  1.4.3.5 Southeast Asia  1.4.4 South America, Middle East and Africa  1.4.4.1 Brazil  1.4.4.2 Egypt  1.4.4.3 Saudi Arabia  1.4.4.4 South Africa  1.4.4.5 Nigeria  1.5 Market Dynamics  1.5.1 Market Opportunities  1.5.2 Market Risk  1.5.3 Market Driving Force 2 Manufacturers Profiles  2.1 SICPA  2.1.1 Business Overview  2.1.2 Security Ink Type and Applications  2.1.2.1 Type 1  2.1.2.2 Type 2  2.1.3 SICPA Security Ink Sales, Price, Revenue, Gross Margin and Market Share  2.2 Sun Chemical  2.2.1 Business Overview  2.2.2 Security Ink Type and Applications  2.2.2.1 Type 1  2.2.2.2 Type 2  2.2.3 Sun Chemical Security Ink Sales, Price, Revenue, Gross Margin and Market Share  2.3 Microtrace  2.3.1 Business Overview  2.3.2 Security Ink Type and Applications  2.3.2.1 Type 1  2.3.2.2 Type 2  2.3.3 Microtrace Security Ink Sales, Price, Revenue, Gross Margin and Market Share  2.4 CTI  2.4.1 Business Overview  2.4.2 Security Ink Type and Applications  2.4.2.1 Type 1  2.4.2.2 Type 2  2.4.3 CTI Security Ink Sales, Price, Revenue, Gross Margin and Market Share  2.5 Gleitsmann Security Inks  2.5.1 Business Overview  2.5.2 Security Ink Type and Applications  2.5.2.1 Type 1  2.5.2.2 Type 2  2.5.3 Gleitsmann Security Inks Security Ink Sales, Price, Revenue, Gross Margin and Market Share  2.6 Collins  2.6.1 Business Overview  2.6.2 Security Ink Type and Applications  2.6.2.1 Type 1  2.6.2.2 Type 2  2.6.3 Collins Security Ink Sales, Price, Revenue, Gross Margin and Market Share  2.7 Cronite  2.7.1 Business Overview  2.7.2 Security Ink Type and Applications  2.7.2.1 Type 1  2.7.2.2 Type 2  2.7.3 Cronite Security Ink Sales, Price, Revenue, Gross Margin and Market Share  2.8 Villiger  2.8.1 Business Overview  2.8.2 Security Ink Type and Applications  2.8.2.1 Type 1  2.8.2.2 Type 2  2.8.3 Villiger Security Ink Sales, Price, Revenue, Gross Margin and Market Share  2.9 Gans  2.9.1 Business Overview  2.9.2 Security Ink Type and Applications  2.9.2.1 Type 1  2.9.2.2 Type 2  2.9.3 Gans Security Ink Sales, Price, Revenue, Gross Margin and Market Share  2.10 Kodak  2.10.1 Business Overview  2.10.2 Security Ink Type and Applications  2.10.2.1 Type 1  2.10.2.2 Type 2  2.10.3 Kodak Security Ink Sales, Price, Revenue, Gross Margin and Market Share  2.11 Godo  2.11.1 Business Overview  2.11.2 Security Ink Type and Applications  2.11.2.1 Type 1  2.11.2.2 Type 2  2.11.3 Godo Security Ink Sales, Price, Revenue, Gross Margin and Market Share  2.12 Shojudo  2.12.1 Business Overview  2.12.2 Security Ink Type and Applications  2.12.2.1 Type 1  2.12.2.2 Type 2  2.12.3 Shojudo Security Ink Sales, Price, Revenue, Gross Margin and Market Share  2.13 ANY  2.13.1 Business Overview  2.13.2 Security Ink Type and Applications  2.13.2.1 Type 1  2.13.2.2 Type 2  2.13.3 ANY Security Ink Sales, Price, Revenue, Gross Margin and Market Share  2.14 Mingbo  2.14.1 Business Overview  2.14.2 Security Ink Type and Applications  2.14.2.1 Type 1  2.14.2.2 Type 2  2.14.3 Mingbo Security Ink Sales, Price, Revenue, Gross Margin and Market Share  2.15 Pingwei  2.15.1 Business Overview  2.15.2 Security Ink Type and Applications  2.15.2.1 Type 1  2.15.2.2 Type 2  2.15.3 Pingwei Security Ink Sales, Price, Revenue, Gross Margin and Market Share  2.16 Letong Ink  2.16.1 Business Overview  2.16.2 Security Ink Type and Applications  2.16.2.1 Type 1  2.16.2.2 Type 2  2.16.3 Letong Ink Security Ink Sales, Price, Revenue, Gross Margin and Market Share  2.17 Jinpin  2.17.1 Business Overview  2.17.2 Security Ink Type and Applications  2.17.2.1 Type 1  2.17.2.2 Type 2  2.17.3 Jinpin Security Ink Sales, Price, Revenue, Gross Margin and Market Share  2.18 Wancheng  2.18.1 Business Overview  2.18.2 Security Ink Type and Applications  2.18.2.1 Type 1  2.18.2.2 Type 2  2.18.3 Wancheng Security Ink Sales, Price, Revenue, Gross Margin and Market Share 3 Global Security Ink Market Competition, by Manufacturer  3.1 Global Security Ink Sales and Market Share by Manufacturer  3.2 Global Security Ink Revenue and Market Share by Manufacturer  3.3 Market Concentration Rate  3.3.1 Top 3 Security Ink Manufacturer Market Share  3.3.2 Top 6 Security Ink Manufacturer Market Share  3.4 Market Competition Trend 4 Global Security Ink Market Analysis by Regions  4.1 Global Security Ink Sales, Revenue and Market Share by Regions  4.1.1 Global Security Ink Sales by Regions (2011-2016)  4.1.2 Global Security Ink Revenue by Regions (2011-2016)  4.2 North America Security Ink Sales and Growth (2011-2016)  4.3 Europe Security Ink Sales and Growth (2011-2016)  4.4 Asia-Pacific Security Ink Sales and Growth (2011-2016)  4.5 South America Security Ink Sales and Growth (2011-2016) For more information or any query mail at [email protected] Wise Guy Reports is part of the Wise Guy Consultants Pvt. 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Groves E.,Microtrace | Palenik C.S.,Microtrace
Journal of Forensic Sciences | Year: 2015

This study discusses the results of an evaluation of a one-part blue light-curing acrylic resin for embedding trace evidence prior to the preparation of thin sections with a microtome. Through a comparison to several epoxy resins, the physical properties relevant to both trace evidence examination and analytical microscopy in general, including as viscosity, clarity, color, hardness, and cure speed, were explored. Finally, thin sections from paint samples embedded in this acrylic resin were evaluated to determine if, through smearing or impregnation, the resin contributed to the infrared spectra. The results of this study show that blue light-curing acrylic resins provide the desired properties of an embedding medium, generate high-quality thin sections, and can significantly simplify the preparation of paint chips, fibers and a multitude of other types of microscopic samples in the forensic trace evidence laboratory. © 2015 American Academy of Forensic Sciences.


Palenik S.,Microtrace
2nd International Conference on Engineering Geophysics | Year: 2013

The basis for the forensic examination and analysis of microscopic trace evidence is stated in Locard's Exchange Principle: Whenever two objects come into contact there is always a transfer of material between them While the amount of matter transferred may be small (and even undetectable by currently available methods) and the decay rate (i.e., loss of transferred matter over time) may be rapid, the exchange of matter during contact will nonetheless occur. The truth of this principle has been proven by research and casework, most of which was conducted during the last half of the twentieth century. It is one of the few scientific principles that forensic science can call its own since there is rarely a need to establish that two objects have come into contact in any other area of important scientific research.


PubMed | Microtrace
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Journal of forensic sciences | Year: 2016

This study discusses the results of an evaluation of a one-part blue light-curing acrylic resin for embedding trace evidence prior to the preparation of thin sections with a microtome. Through a comparison to several epoxy resins, the physical properties relevant to both trace evidence examination and analytical microscopy in general, including as viscosity, clarity, color, hardness, and cure speed, were explored. Finally, thin sections from paint samples embedded in this acrylic resin were evaluated to determine if, through smearing or impregnation, the resin contributed to the infrared spectra. The results of this study show that blue light-curing acrylic resins provide the desired properties of an embedding medium, generate high-quality thin sections, and can significantly simplify the preparation of paint chips, fibers and a multitude of other types of microscopic samples in the forensic trace evidence laboratory.


News Article | June 24, 2013
Site: www.kare11.com

BLAINE, Minn - A Minneapolis based company believes it could have had a big impact on the Boston marathon bombing probe if its' product - microscopic particles called taggants - were used in the explosives set off that day. Microtrace Solutions describes taggants as color coded plastic chips that create a chemical bar code and when placed in explosives survive the blast. "From there investigators can identify the manufacturer and potentially the batch of explosives and from there they follow a paper trail to see who had access to that material so it narrows down the list of potential suspects," said Vice President Brian Brogger. Brogger says for 30 years, Microtrace has supplied taggants to Switzerland, the only country in the world that requires them in explosives, but in the United States, opponents like the NRA argue taggants could destabilize gun powder, and cost too much. University of Minnesota chemistry professor Chris Cramer is a military veteran and specialist in explosives and says while cost could be a concern, the chemistry of taggants in gunpowder is not. 'That is not really germane - these are tiny little particles, you can't see of them," he said. "It's a pretty sensible idea in a way, just like other products allowed to be traceable. It just runs into the general second amendment philosophy. Congress has fiercely debated taggants dating back to the Oklahoma City bombings, when President Clinton first sent lawmakers a bill. 3M initially created the technology but allowed Microtrace to develop it after Switzerland required taggants in all explosives in 1980. "3M lost the political battle here in the United States but at the same time Switzerland passed a law requiring the use of taggants," said Brogger."I think it goesback to the dynamics of the debate. On one side you have very large special interests and industry, and on the other side you don't have much of a voice." Mictrotrace now creates taggants with other application to prevent counterfeit in countless other industries, products like clothes, toys, paint and cosmetics carry this virtual fingerprint. The company makes particles sewn in the labels of clothing, or taggant chemicals that are soluble in cement, paint, or gasoline. The particles shine under a UV or laser light and let the manufacturer know their product is authentic. Brogger says what is clear, the discussion is often traced back to tragedy, brought up once again after Boston bombs. "After any terrorist incident or bombing or things like that, the discussion picks up again. And there is a great deal of interest and talk about tagging explosives, but that is where it kind of ends," said Brogger. Inquiries to the NRA for this story were not returned.


PubMed | Microtrace
Type: | Journal: Forensic science international | Year: 2016

The characterization and identification of dyes in fibers can be used to provide investigative leads and strengthen associations between known and questioned items of evidence. The isolation of a dye from its matrix (e.g., a textile fiber) permits detailed characterization, comparison and, in some cases, identification using methods such as thin layer chromatography in conjunction with infrared and Raman spectroscopy. A survey of dye extraction publications reveals that pyridine:water (4:3) is among the most commonly cited extraction solvent across a range of fiber and dye chemistries. Here, the efficacy of this solvent system has been evaluated for the extraction of dyes from 172 commercially prevalent North American textile dyes. The evaluated population represents seven dye application classes, 18 chemical classes, and spans nine types of commercial textile fibers. The results of this survey indicate that 82% of the dyestuffs studied are extractable using this solvent system. The results presented here summarize the extraction efficacy by class and fiber type and illustrate that this solvent system is applicable to a wider variety of classes and fibers than previously indicated in the literature. While there is no universal solvent for fiber extraction, these results demonstrate that pyridine:water represents an excellent first step for extracting unknown dyes from questioned fibers in forensic casework.

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