Keeping Synthetic Textiles Real and Sustainable
Knowing where a product comes from, and also where it is going, is important to brands, manufacturers and and consumers. CertainT® Platform for Synthetics is the newest development from Applied DNA Sciences.
The CertainT® Platform for Synthetics provides users of SigNature® T for man-made fibers and synthetics, such as recycled PET, with a single streamlined platform to tag, test and trace their products from source to shop. Consistent with the need to tag products at their source, the CertainT Platform participants will be able to offer an efficient and trusted traceability system for their entire supply chains, assuring the quality, synthetic textile sustainability, performance, and integrity of their products.
Applied DNA Sciences’ patented and proprietary textile tagging and testing systems which underpin the CertainT Platform provide supply chain certainty that protect products, brands, supply chains, and intellectual property from fraud, counterfeiting, theft and diversion.
SigNature T bonds tenaciously to fibers at the source to ensure full traceability through the supply chain
Our customers know CertainT
“Consistent with global sustainability and the circular economy, we provide the first fully source-verified recycled PET bedding product line using CertainT, Applied DNA’s proprietary traceability system that tags, tests, tracks the original r-PET pellets to finished products.”
Manu Kapur, President and CEO of GHCL Home Textiles
“As we became aware of the global authenticity issue and the increasing consumer demand to know where their products come from, we searched for a solution that would address this need quickly. Applied DNA’s CertainT exceeded our expectations. We adopted the CertainT platform not only because it aligned with our commitment to innovation and our product-development stream, but also, it provided the opportunity to bring consumers sustainable products that are authentic and traceable to origin.”
Charles Gaenslen, CEO of Loftex Home
SigNature T molecular tags are designed to be compatible and stable in a wide range of textile substrates and manufacturing processes. This secure and cost-effective solution can help assure quality and provide forensic-level authentication in fiber, yarn, fabric and finished products.
• Branded fibers (including recycled polyester)
• Flame retardant materials and products
• Performance coated or laminated materials
• Advanced textiles, awnings, fabric structures, geosynthetic, marine and industrial fabrics
Any batch of a high-tech fiber can be tagged at parts per trillion, with a unique molecular tag that is customized to the manufacturer or even on a batch-by-batch basis, so that at any point in the textile supply chain [from master batch to finished goods] the polyester can be sampled from fiber or woven textile, to yield an unambiguous determination of its commercial origins in a way that will make it nearly impossible to substitute the “real” polyester with a “cheap” or “substandard” substitute.
By combining unique molecular tags into a standard polyester master batch and extruded into fiber, a new system for tagging is possible for synthetics. Subsequent to extrusion, it is shown that the tagged portion of the fiber (at parts per trillion) can be recovered from a snippet of the polyester fiber via a simple hot water soak, followed by the same sophisticated DNA analysis methods used in human forensic science.