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Palmetto signs CertainT trademark licence agreement

The newly signed licensing agreement enables Palmetto to reach its goals of bringing transparency to its own manufacturing processes.

25th October 2017

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Stony Brook, NY

Sustainable, Clothing/​Footwear

The newly signed CertainT trademark licensing agreement enables Palmetto to reach its goals of bringing transparency to its own manufacturing processes, and also to provide its customers with traceability and trust in the original tagged synthetic fibre.

Palmetto says the company’s mission "is to be the leading global innovator and provider of specialty synthetic fibre while fostering a culture of integrity, dignity and respect for their team members, business partner, community and environment."

Secure, forensic guidelines

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 also helps customers with meeting their sustainability goals by 2020. Products that use recycled, renewable or re-usable materials that have an eco-conscious composition can benefit from molecular tagging.

“To continue to be an industry leader, one must embrace new technology in paving the way to commit to customer excellence through the promotion of state of the art technology. As indicated in the past, we have our eye on the future and we are excited about CertainT's platform and look forward to total implementation,” commented David Poston, President of Palmetto Synthetics.

CertainT system

“The CertainT system physically traces the raw material, ingredient, component and product, so you can claim that you are performing full traceability from source to shelf,” said Dr James A. Hayward, President and CEO of Applied DNA Sciences.

“That's the difference between most standards that certify products that use a paper trail, or a mass-balance approach, where certified raw materials, such as recycled PET can be easily mixed with non-certified ones. CertainT can help assure product integrity and traceability by ensuring the product itself.”

Applied DNA Sciences and Palmetto Synthetics will be co-presenting with Techmer PM at the Synthetic Yarn Fibers Association Fall Conference in Charlotte, NC, this week.

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