SEOUL, Nov. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — Security label technology for clothing that can prevent “label replacement” in which counterfeit items are disguised as genuine has been unveiled.
The state-run Korea Minting, Security Printing and ID Card Operating Corp. (KOMSCO) showcased technology to make labels for clothing using fibers containing special security materials during a briefing session in Seoul on Thursday.
If the label is placed in front of a special security material detector, an alarm sounds to confirm it is genuine.
On the contrary, fake labels do not generate sound because sensors cannot recognize the presence of security materials.
The technology can be used not only for labels attached to clothes, but also for embroidery attached to uniforms or sports club uniforms, officials from KOMSCO explained.
Furthermore, packaging technology using eco-friendly cotton fiber was also introduced.
Using tough cotton fiber, which is used to make banknotes, the KOMSCO explained that eco-friendly containers for products such as instant noodles can be developed.
“The key to money manufacturing is anti-forgery technology,” KOMSCO CEO Cho Yong-man said, adding that “the technology can be used in various areas of society, not just money.”
M. H. Lee (firstname.lastname@example.org)