Authentix Announces Issuance of U.S. and Mexican Patents for New Suite of Technologies for Marking Petroleum Products
New markers are part of the most comprehensive fuel authentication solution set in the industry
Dallas - August, 2012
Authentix, the global leaders in authentication, today announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark office and the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property have issued patents covering the use of violanthrones, Authentix' newest class of Quantum Photonic Markers for use in petroleum products. This new technology will offer increased stability and accuracy for determining dilution or the presence of adulterants in the petroleum products being tested. This latest advance in fuel testing solutions will help both brand owners and governments further enhance efforts in their fight against fuel adulteration, fuel smuggling and fuel tax evasion.
The combination of these new markers with Authentix' LSX family of portable devices offers a robust platform for fighting fuel-related crimes. Utilizing these devices enables the detection of very low levels of adulteration and dilution, which means more fuel-related crimes can be stopped and legal cases against fuel tax criminals can be pursued with the highest level of confidence.
"The introduction of these markers is an evolution of Authentix' well-established Quantum Photonic Marker suite," said Jeff Conroy, Vice President, Technology Development, Authentix. "With this new suite of markers, we can offer clients more options for marking lubricants, solvents and oils in addition to Authentix' extensive gasoline and diesel marking capabilities."
These new proprietary fuel markers are part of Authentix' ever growing toolkit for their industry-leading fuel authentication programs, making their solutions sets the most comprehensive in the industry. Currently these Authentix markers are being used by a major fuel brand in Europe to detect fuel dilution and the markers are in trials in several other countries for both dilution and adulteration detection. The patents are pending in other nations.
Authentix, the global leaders in authentication, provides brand protection, excise tax recovery, and supply chain security solutions to governments and Fortune 500 companies around the world. Authentix helps safeguard clients in the oil and gas, pharmaceutical and consumer goods industries from counterfeiting, smuggling and adulteration issues. In addition, Authentix protects the currency of multiple industry-leading central banks. Innovative nano-scale engineering, serialization authentication expertise and cutting-edge sensor knowledge help Authentix create effective customized solutions that address each client's needs. To date, Authentix has helped recover $11 billion in lost revenue for our clients. For more information, please visit www.authentix.com