Thursday, 26 March 2020 13:03

Dotz Nano seals supply deal with Swiss plastic compounder

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Dotz Nano CEO Uzi Breier Dotz Nano CEO Uzi Breier

Australian listed technology company Dotz Nano has signed a two-year $166,000 frame purchase order to supply its ValiDotz security markers to a Switzerland-based plastic compounder.

Under the deal the compounder will on-sell Dotz’s non-toxic security markers to its customers in the luxury watches, medical equipment, automotive and safety component industries as an anti-counterfeiting measure inserted during the plastic manufacturing process.

To secure the agreement, the compounder will pay Dotz a 10% advance payment, with additional instalments to be paid to Dotz with each order with a ratio of 30% on order and 70% on delivery.

According to Dotz (ASX:DTZ) the well-known plastic compounder - which remains undisclosed for security reasons - has already received pre-orders for its security markers to be inserted by several of its customers.

Dotz says its proprietary markers can be cost-effectively embedded directly into polymers, including dark coloured polymers, during the compounding or injection molding process and do not affect the appearance or properties of the product.

The markers utilise molecular, non-toxic, carbon-based security tagging materials to create a unique fingerprint inside the final product, which can then be easily authenticated on-site and in real-time using Dotz’s InSpec detector.

And Dotz says its security markers are virtually impossible to reverse engineer and feature multiple layers of security, rather than the common ones.

“While our go-to-market strategy over the past year has focused on end-customers in our three key markets of anti-counterfeiting, product liability and oil and gas, we have also been actively engaging with compounders to have our end-to-end authentication technology included during the plastic manufacturing process,” said Dotz CEO Uzi Breier.

“This strategy provides us with access to a greater number of companies and brands that have a genuine need for our end-to-end authentication technology. High-value plastic parts, where quality and product verification are paramount, are used in many industry sectors including automotive, electronics, medical devices, luxury goods and safety equipment.

“As counterfeit products often closely resemble the genuine product, it’s almost impossible to visually identify if a plastic product is a counterfeit, particularly if only a few of the product components are fake.

“Our non-toxic security markers can be cost-effectively embedded during the manufacturing process and are compatible with multiple types of thermoplastic materials, enabling brands and manufacturers to verify their products on-site and in real time throughout the supply chain.”

“The Dotz manufacturing process to fulfil these orders is unaffected by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, like many listed entities, Dotz has also undertaken cost reduction measures to minimise the impact of the pandemic on business operations. These actions include reducing staff, minimising expenses and utilising technology to continue valuable communications with our potential partners and customers.

“We will do our utmost to continue our research and development work during this time, which further enhances our product offering moving forward.”

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