ADNAS to bring CertainT platform to Asia
The CertainT Supply Chain Platform consolidates proven individual elements of the company’s portfolio with a business-specific lens.
Applied DNA Sciences, a leader in PCR-based DNA manufacturing for product authenticity and traceability solutions, has signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Sun Chemical Supply Company of Taiwan (Sun Chemical Supply).
Under the terms of the MOU, Sun Chemical Supply will serve as a distributor of the CertainT platform in the heart of Asia’s textiles industry. Established for over 60 years as a chemicals, synthetic materials and equipment distributor in China, Taiwan and Vietnam, Sun Chemical Supply will provide deep industry knowledge, infrastructure and client base to expand Applied DNA’s reach to service its currently commercialised business and further build its pipeline. The MOU is expected to be followed by a definitive agreement.
Applied DNA partners with Tex-Ray
Molecular technologies specialist Applied DNA has signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Taiwanese manufacturer Tex-Ray and will subsequently create a Centre of Excellence in the country to integrate Applied DNA’s CertainT product authentication platform in the development of new yarns, fabrics and finishes.
ADNAS targets fashion world with new appointment
Applied DNA Sciences has announced the appointment of Stephen Birkhold to the company’s Strategic Advisory Board (SAB) and retention as a consultant to assist the company with market penetration in the fashion and luxury apparel and accessory markets.
“Steve’s expertise in fashion merchandising includes marketing, retail, wholesale, e-commerce and strategic positioning in a very competitive, fast-moving vertical that is a perfect fit for our technical platform. Together, we will help global brands to secure their position with forensic science,” said Wayne Buchen, Vice President of Strategic Sales for Textiles at Applied DNA Sciences.
Minimizing Risk In A Time Of Trade Uncertainty
The trade war between the U.S. and China, which has seen extra tariffs on a variety of consumer goods, has revealed the vulnerability of the apparel supply chain. For even the most agile companies, moving production would be a major disruption—one that would likely come with many unforeseen issues.
Wayne Buchen, VP of Strategic Sales, discusses these issues and more with Edward Hertzman of Sourcing Journal. Watch the interview below.
CertainT-Certified REKOOP Bedding to Launch on Amazon
First bedding product to use APDN’s CertainT platform; available in March. Leading manufacturer of home textiles GHCL is steadily increasing its presence in the home textiles segment, with the launch of its Rekoop brand on Amazon this March. GHCL launched Cirkularity brand of eight lines of bedding supporting the circular economy last year. These lines centre on “reduce, reuse and recycle”. Rekoop, the inspiration behind Cirkularity, is a brand of bedding products made from recycled plastic (rPET) and is the first bedding product to use Applied DNA Sciences’ CertainT platform.
Faking a Profit
Is the global textiles industry doing enough to combat counterfeiting? Chris Remington weighs up its actions and at times, cases of negligence against a backdrop of cheap brand imitations and arguably under-utilised solutions.
The culture of counterfeiting is deeply engrained in our industry. It not only affects leading apparel brands, which often take the fall for this activity, but all aspects of apparel production, from the dyes which colour our clothes, to the treatments which enhance their performance.
It’s why patents are secured… to draw a line in the sand between innovators and imitators and subsequently gain a foothold in any legal wrangles which may otherwise tarnish a brand’s reputation.
Speaking with Applied DNA’s vice president of textile sales, MeiLin Wan, she alludes to the recent news of Nike’s counterfeited Air Jordan’s – a case in which footwear with a street value of US$73 million was copied and sold for a premium retail price – as just one example of why the issue is, as she says, “rampant”.
Compliance in the Cannabis Supply Chain
The Supply Chain of the Future
David Greenstein, CEO of Himatsingka America, explains why there’s no such thing as reverse traceability, and why delivering on consumer demands requires authenticity. Watch the exclusive interview with Edward Hertzman of Sourcing Journal.
New Age Performance
Realizing a Future of Sustainably-Made Functionally-Fit Textiles
Providing Proof of Supply Chain Traceability
“Lots of brands have earmarked 2020 as a big year for sustainability plans and goals. Which means 2019 is time to get ducks in a row, and be talking about what you are actually doing to achieve these goals. And that’s where we fit in,” says MeiLin Wan, VP textile sales, Applied DNA Sciences (ADNAS). “Because a lot of manufacturers and brands are now realizing ‘oh, my gosh,’ it’s not enough to say what we’re doing but we need to prove what we are doing. And they need a tool to do that.”
What role does Colorcon play in ensuring against counterfeit drugs?
Kelly Boyer, Colorcon’s general manager of film coatings, spoke to in-Pharma Technologist on research areas in which the firm is focusing its attention.
“To help counter the growing problem of counterfeit, diverted and adulterated medicines around the world, Colorcon is working with Applied DNA Sciences to advance an anti-counterfeiting technology that will be suitable for on-dose application.”
Adding Traceability into the Cotton Supply Chain:
Lessons Learned in the IIoT
By Special Guest Judy Murrah, CIO, Applied DNA Sciences
Cotton sensor alarm! Fridge temperature alarm! Compressed air low! Check nozzles!
These alerts—from an Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) system developed by the company I serve as Chief Information Officer—may call to mind an ancient question: “If a tree falls in a forest and no one hears, does it make a sound?” To which some have replied: “It matters not, since the tree has fallen.”
This article is a compendium of lessons learned from implementing our IIoT process, people and technology in the most unlikely of environments: the cotton gin. While these lessons learned were from our first ventures with the cotton gin, they have been extremely helpful to us in our expansion to other applications, including legal cannabis which faces its own needs—both regulatory and economic—for traceability.
DNA Molecular Tagging Study
Results of a new study published in the September/October 2018 issue of the AATCC Review confirmed that DNA molecular tagging is an effective tool to authenticate denim and maintains its integrity even after exposed to the rigors of bleaching and abrasion.