Angstrom Technologies, Inc., has been designing solutions for companies with unique challenges in a wide range of industries for over 30 Years.
We have established global partnerships across multiple industries to provide integrated solutions for document security, process and quality control, as well as brand authentication and anti-counterfeiting. Our collaborative abilities and advanced chemical engineering expertise allow us to provide solutions tailored to the specific needs of our customers.
ID Document Security
Angstrom has provided solutions to a variety of U.S. government agencies. One prominent U.S. government agency wanted to include a covert, light-reactive security feature into U.S. identification documentation. The agency specified that all security features in this particular type of documentation withstand the effects of sunlight, temperature, and time, and that all chemicals submitted for testing are organic and non-toxic. They tested many fluorescent chemicals from other companies that failed to meet these specifications.
Angstrom Technologies provided samples of our proprietary organic light reactive chemical compounds for testing. Over a period of six weeks, our materials were scrutinized and tested for thermal stability, chemical stability, lightfastness, and toxicity.
Angstrom’s organic chemicals ranked best of all the materials tested. There are several Angstrom light-reactive chemicals being used in international government secure documents today. Angstrom performs custom alterations on various compounds to suit challenging applications that require a very high level of security.
Authentication and Anti-Counterfeit
A producer of high-value and high-volume passes for large public events needed to protect their customers from financial losses due to counterfeit copies. The producer needed a proprietary, unique, and secure system to verify the authenticity of their product.
Angstrom provided a complete solution, which combined multi-layered, covert printable security features formulated specifically for their application with a custom-designed optical detection device.
We then manufactured both the printable materials for the passes and the portable detection devices for authentication in the field. Angstrom also provided the specifications and equipment for quality assurance of the security features during their production process.
Angstrom’s security and authentication system successfully secures their document authenticity while enhancing the producer’s brand and protecting their reputation. The system has been in use for over six years, and it continues to be effective.
Manufacturing Quality & Safety
An OEM automotive parts manufacturer acquired the job of manufacturing load-bearing struts for a major U.S. automobile manufacturer’s minivans. Before the strut assembly was completed, a cyanoacrylate adhesive had to be dispensed into the nut that held the entire assembly together.
It was specified that no more than .07 grams and no less than .03 grams of this adhesive be dispensed into every nut. It was written in the specification that an optical system be installed to verify that every nut contain adhesive within this range.
We proposed that our customer use a specific brand of cyanoacrylate adhesive known to contain a fluorescent material supplied by Angstrom. This fluorescent taggant was known to be strictly controlled by the manufacturer to be 50 ppm. This allowed Angstrom’s fluorescence detection scanner to quantify the amount of adhesive dispensed within each nut. Utilizing the scanners’ high and low threshold settings, we were able to signal the automated operation to shut down in the event that too much or too little adhesive was being dispensed into a single nut.
One of Angstrom’s customers is a distributor of security products sold to businesses that handle a lot of cash, such as banks, casinos, restaurants, retailers, and more. They have marketed several different U.Ss currency verification systems but suffered numerous complaints that the lamps burned out too quickly and were not durable enough to stand up to long term use.
Angstrom provided them with our MoneyChecker devices. They were very pleased with its lamp life, durability, simplicity and ability to read the currency security watermarks and other indicia with great accuracy. They were especially pleased with its effectiveness. This distributor is now a satisfied and loyal repeat customer.
Industries We Serve
At Angstrom Techologies, Inc., our technology and solutions are used in a wide range of products across a variety of industries. Our pigments and dyes can be found in food labels, government documents, concert tickets, and more.