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Case Study - Crop Protection

Tracerco's innovative chemistry delivers marking solution where all others failed

Tracerco was approached by a global producer of crop protection chemicals who wished to mark a key active ingredient in all of the formulations produced by themselves and licensed users. They had for some time sought a marking solutions for this chemical which was increasingly under attack from counterfeit product.

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All existing marker technologies they had tried had failed due to the markers being lost following precipitation and washing steps in their manufacturing process.

Tracerco's R&D scientists consulted with the customer's process chemists understanding the synthesis of the active ingredient in detail before developing a solution for the customer. The patented technology involved substitution of a minute portion one of the key reagents in the synthesis process to create a detectable analogue of the active ingredient that was then detectable via a simple lab test on the finished formulations using Sensus™ technology.

Tracerco provided the customer with a bespoke authentication solution where none had existed before. Our customer was delighted by the innovative solution to a previously unsolved problem.

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