Glassy counterfeit protection helps prevent imitations of high-strength spare parts

8 septiembre 2015

Visible security features on automotive spare parts represent a seal of quality for manufacturers and consumers. They guarantee that spare parts are original. Whereas for the driver original parts mean a lower risk of an accident, the proof that they are original protects the manufacturer from any claims for compensation which are brought on the basis of counterfeit products. In the case of spare parts that are subjected to high stresses, such markings wear off too quickly. Now researchers have developed methods and materials which can be used to ensure that security markings remain visible for a long time even when parts are dirty or subjected to high stresses.