DAEJEON, Oct. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s state-run minting agency said that anti-counterfeit technology for currency will be used to crack down on the practice of changing labels to make counterfeit clothes appear to be genuine products.
The Korea Minting, Security Printing & ID Card Operating Corp. (KOMSCO) will launch a security label pilot project for clothes by the end of this year in collaboration with the Seoul Metropolitan City Government.
The security label will be used for clothes designed and planned by the Dongdaemun Fashion Town.
KOMSCO said that this technology can help prevent the illegal practice of attaching Made-in-Korea labels after importing low cost clothes or shoes. When placing a small sensing device on clothing labels, a sound will be emitted if they are authentic labels.
The KOMSCO-developed label is scheduled to be supplied for clothing shops in Dongdaemun by the end of this year.
In addition to the security label, the corporation also unveiled a total of nine new anti-counterfeit technologies, including fluorescence multiplexing technology that can discern original from fake items by using augmented reality (AR) to check invisible security printing inks.
KOMSCO also introduced technology to discern original clothes, shoes and cosmetics by making labels or containers using special security materials.
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