For more than 30 years, we've been incorporating security technology into major brands, helping them protect supply chain integrity and consumer trust through advanced strategies and innovative material solutions. As a partner, we'll use that expertise to help create comprehensive label solutions that not only seamlessly integrate with your brand, packaging and production systems, but also deliver the level of security you desire.
As a division of 3M Company, we offer a broad portfolio of technology platforms in the security materials industry. We leverage that advantage by combining and layering material solutions - overt, covert and tamper-resistant technologies.
3M™ Colour Shifting Authentication Products use a patented, proprietary multi-layer optical film, consisting of hundreds of layers of polymer film, to deliver a secure, visually attractive overt security solution that's easy to authenticate. The films reflect and refract light between the layers, allowing unique colour shifts to occur at different viewing angles.
End users need minimal training to authenticate the product. Typical formats include hot stamping foil, pressure-sensitive labels, overlaminants or security strips on various label stocks.
With clear-to-cyan technology, film is clear when viewed straight on, then shifts to cyan when viewed at a large angle
Custom indelible mark is red-gold when viewed straight on, then shifts to blue when viewed at a large angle
Textured feel of embossed, indelible mark allows for tactile authentication
Optional covert features add security
3M™ Confirm™ Authentication Products with Floating Image Technology
3M™ Confirm™ Authentication Products with Floating Image Technology are a multi-layered security solution (both overt and covert). They are based on the unique construction and covert security features of 3M™ Confirm™ Authentication Products and include a new eye-catching Optically Variable Device (OVD) that enhances security and is easier to verify without using an authentication tool.
3M™ Confirm™ Authentication Products with Floating Image Technology features:
Overt security features:
"Floating" and/or "sinking" graphic elements
Images disappear when tilted to large angle
Covert security features
Enhanced floating images over subsurface graphics
Optional UV visible print
3M™ Confirm™ Authentication Products
3M™ Confirm™ Authentication Products use proprietary retroreflective technology to deliver strong covert security solutions that are easy authenticated by users. 3M™ Confirm™ Authentication Products are time-tested, high-security solutions that have been used in both commercial and government applications for three decades.
Covert images can be customised or a secure standard design
Images appear as light coloured on a light yellow background
Images visible under a focused light source source such as a 3M™ Handheld Retroreflective Verifier
Confirm™ material is fragile and can be used as a tamper-indicating material
Optional features can increase security:
Ultraviolet visible light
3M™ Light Reveal Authentication Products
3M™ Retroreflective Authentication Products
3M™ Retroreflective Authentication Products use holography and proprietary retroreflective technology to deliver a secure, visually attractive solution that combines easily authenticated overt and covert security features.
Typical formats include pressure-sensitive labels or security strips on various label stocks.
attractive, overt holographic images move when viewing angle is changed
strong retroreflective covert security features visible under a focused light source
Covert images can be customised and are available in a variety of colours
High-resolution security holography on black background helps enhance barrier to simulation or counterfeiting
Overt holographic images can be custom designed or a secure standard design
Optional features help enhance security:
laser viewable hologram
ultraviolet visible print
3M™ Holographic Authentication Products
3M™ Holographic Authentication Products offer an overt, attractive and easy-to-authenticate brand protection solution. They are well recognised by consumers as security features and enhance the appearance of the brand, allowing users to see different images by changing the viewing angle.
Covert features can be added to help enhance security, including microtext, nanotext, laser-viewable images and optical watermarks.
3M™ Holographic Authentication Products include:
Metalised or Transparent Holographic Technologies
Overt holographic images are attractive and appealing
Transparent film allows for subsurface printing graphics
Key Reveal Holographic Technologies
Covert images are integrated in overt holography and visible through an inexpensive verifier key
Brand owners control access to secure verifier keys, selecting which supply chain partners can authenticate covert features
3M™ Tamper Indicating Authentication Products
3M™ Tamper indicating Authentication products include a variety of technologies that discourage tampering by displaying an easily identifiable and irreversible change when removal or alteration occurs. These technologies can be used on their own or in combination with other overt and covert security features to deliver higher levels of security.
3M™ Tamper indicating Authentication products are sold as stand-alone pressure sensitive labels or as a base stock of a layered solution.