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Anti-counterfeiting: etching below the surface

A new glass engraving technique allows distinguishing originals from fake drugs and perfumes 


A unique, new laser engraving technique for glass perfume and medicine bottles is about to hit the market.

According to scientists involved in the SFERA project, managed by the REA and supported by €1.5 million in EU funds, the high-quality resolution achieved in the engraving, free from micro-cracks, is 'unbeatable'.

 The new anti-counterfeiting technology is expected to help improve the detection of fake products.

Video by EuroNews / 23 May 2011
Factsheet by the European Commission / 31 August 2012

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