Applied DNA’s recently-signed MOU with Tex-Ray Industrial Co. aims to introduce the CertainT Authentication Platform to global textile brands. Both brands will create a Center of Excellence in Taiwan.
The Center of Excellence will:
- Integrate CertainT’s tag, test and track platform into yarns, finishes and fabrics
- Design streamlined supply chain processes to reduce time-to-market for Applied DNA products and services
- Grow capabilities in marketing, sales and support for servicing global customers
Tex-Ray is a pioneer in performance fabric and smart clothing for modern active lifestyles, and both companies agree that CertainT is a natural fit with the technology innovations that comprise Tex-Ray’s product portfolio.
Tex-Ray’s growth has mirrored the development of Taiwan’s textiles industry that today is the world’s largest functional fabric production base accounting for approximately 50% of the global output value of performance fabrics.1 Founded in 1978, Tex-Ray has found success in managing global textile supply chains and today counts a significant numbers of the world’s leading brands as customers, and operates in 9 countries within the continents of Asia, Africa, and North America. Its global footprint offers the advantage of deep domain knowledge and staffing to implement CertainT from design through development to delivery across its customer base.
“Our company’s mission is to be at the forefront of the smartest clothing and highest performance fabrics. Partnering with Applied DNA furthers our mission, enabling us to use the most reliable authentication solutions with the broadest applications.”
Mr. Ray Lin, Chairman of Tex-Ray
“As a technology innovator and manufacturer of performance fabrics, Tex-Ray gives us entrée into established supply chains in service of large global brands. We believe Tex-Ray’s customers – manufacturers, retailers and brands – will benefit from our CertainT platform as a means of supporting claims in performance, sustainability and product origin. Our Tex-Ray alliance, together with our other recently announced textile strategic alliances, demonstrates continued execution on our strategy to engage key participants along multiple points in the global textile value chain to more broadly drive adoption of our authentication technology platform.”
Dr. James Hayward, President and CEO of Applied DNA
“The Tex-Ray strategic alliance opens a significant opportunity for Applied DNA authentication technologies to enhance some of the most advanced fabrics and clothing on the market. We are deeply impressed by Tex-Ray’s commitment to best practices and best textiles and look forward to a collaboration that we believe will further transform traceability, transparency and trust in the textile industry.”
Wayne Buchen, Vice President of Strategic Sales for Textiles at Applied DNA Sciences
About Tex-Ray Industrial Co.
Tex-Ray Industrial Co Ltd is a Taiwan-based vertically integrated innovative textiles & apparel manufacturing group having 18 Mills, Garment manufactories & services offices in Nine different countries, established in 1978 and publically listed in Taiwan since 1998. Our production bases in the Mexico, Vietnam, Cambodia, Africa, Middle East and China are especially competent in the manufacturing of performance textiles as well as active-wear, athleisure & lifestyle knitwear, with an emphasis on sustainability.