Palmetto Synthetics Signs Trademark Agreement for CertainT

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Palmetto Synthetics Signs Trademark Agreement for CertainT


Applied DNA Sciences, Inc. signed a new CertainT® trademark license agreement with Palmetto Synthetics, a provider in the production of high-quality, specialty synthetic fiber. The newly signed CertainT trademark licensing agreement enables Palmetto to reach its goals of bringing transparency to its own manufacturing processes, and provide their customers with traceability and trust in the original tagged synthetic fiber.

“To continue to be an industry leader, one must embrace new technology and pave the way to commit to customer excellence through the promotion of state of the art technology," said David Poston, president of Palmetto Synthetics. "We have our eye on the future, are excited about CertainT’s platform and look forward to total implementation.”

Under the CertainT® platform, customers are provided with secure, forensic guidelines for monitoring the flow of product through the manufacturing process via molecular tagging, testing and tracking. Routine inspection and authentication is transparent and certified throughout the process via an integrated database and portal. CertainT helps customers with meeting their sustainability goals by 2020. Products that use recycled, renewable or re-usable materials that have an eco-conscious composition benefit from molecular tagging.

“The CertainT system physically traces the raw material, ingredient, component and product, so brands may  claim they are performing full traceability from source to shelf,” said Dr. James A. Hayward, president and CEO, Applied DNA Sciences. “Unlike the process of certifying products with a paper trail, or a mass-balance approach where certified raw materials, such as recycled PET may be easily mixed with non-certified ones, CertainT assures product integrity and traceability by ensuring the product itself. ”

Applied DNA Sciences and Palmetto Synthetics will co-present with Techmer PM at the Synthetic Yarn Fibers Association Fall Conference in Charlotte, N.C., on Oct. 27, 2017.