Electronics & IT

The electroindustry has felt the sting of counterfeiting as well. According to sources, it has revealed that counterfeiting occurs in several electronic product areas, but only a few have thus far been significantly affected to the point where member companies in those areas have implemented comprehensive strategies to protect their brands and customers. In the electrical sector, two types of marks can be important to commercial, industrial and household consumers in recognizing the quality of an electrical product. First, the manufacturer’s brand trademark, which identifies the source of the product and is recognized by customers as reflecting the manufacturer’s quality control, engineering skills, and testing practices to deliver consistent quality and safer products. Second, electrical products are often required by local codes to be “listed,” meaning they are evaluated by a third-party test lab, who not only tests the product to specified standards before entering the market but also has the right to randomly enter factories and evaluate manufacturing and quality control and conduct market surveillance and evaluate products after they are in the distribution channel. These listed products bear the certification mark of the third-party testing organization. A variety of electrical products have been found in India to bear counterfeit third-party test laboratory certification marks without authorization.

Most commonly counterfeit electrical products

According to research several electrical products have been impacted by counterfeiting. The list includes products used in industrial and commercial applications as well as consumer products:

  • Conduit fittings, Circuit breakers, Control relays, Control switches
  • Extension cords, Dry-cell and cell-phone batteries, Electrical connectors
  • Electrical receptacles, Fuses, Ground-fault circuit interrupters, Ground rods
  • High voltage surge arrestors, Lamps (light bulbs)
  • Lamp ballasts (fluorescent lamps), Lighting fixtures (luminaires);
  • Small electric motors, Motor control centres
  • Welding electrodes and other welding consumables
  • Wire and cable (including telecommunication wire and extension cords)

Solutions for Electronic Industry

Product Product Details
alcohol-photo Security Label: Security label comprising of an optically variable effect whereby the material – usually a thin film or ink shifts from one colour to another orfrom one colour to clear when theviewing angle is altered.
Source: Microsoft Genuine Windows Label.
alcohol-photo Security Label with floating images: Security Label comprising new generation Optically variable element visually perceived as an image hovering or floating in space above or below the surface.
Source: HP
alcohol-photo Scratch Label with UID: Holographic Scratch Labels are a protective overlay that we use to hide pre-printed sensitive information. These are versatile and we can easily find them on a lot of products (on Pin Codes, Passwords and Prizes to name a few).
Source: Havells
alcohol-photo Coding Solutions: Mobile Product Authentication service includes a scratch-off label affixed to product packaging or alphanumeric code printed on the product packaging. These codes can be checked with simply SMS to a mobile number printed on the pack. In return, the consumer received a message providing the authenticity of the product. These codes can be printed using inkjet or laser printers or applied via labels that may include one or more physical security features.
Source: Polycab
alcohol-photo RFID/NFC tags: With these technologies Brand can convert their label into smart & intelligent devices, strengthening brand connection, enhancing supply chain efficiencies, greater design flexibility, as well as higher effective consumer engagement.
Source: Avery Dennison
alcohol-photo Laser marking / engraving system: Laser marking is commonly used to mark products for identification and traceability. It is the preferred method for device marking in the industry because of its permanence and its ability to mark irregular surfaces.

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