A&E Collaborates with Applied DNA Sciences to Develop AntiCounterfeiting Sewing Threads

MOUNT HOLLY, N. C. (March 2, 2018) – American & Efird (A&E), one of the world’s foremost manufacturers and distributors of industrial and consumer sewing thread, embroidery thread and technical textiles, announced today a collaborative agreement with Applied DNA Sciences, Inc. to develop sewing thread utilizing CertainT anti-counterfeiting technology.

“The CertainT Program is an innovative solution for brands and retailers in their supply chain. A&E and Applied DNA Sciences together are creating new security applications for sewing thread benefitting from revolutionary SigNature T DNA and Beacon technology. Our customers are increasingly more vigilant and security minded. DNA technology can protect a wide range of products, from luxury consumer brands to industrial applications where integrity of components is mission critical.” Les Miller, CEO, A&E, stated: “We are excited to be collaborating with Applied DNA Sciences and developing cutting-edge technology solutions for our customers.”

Well known for its leadership role in innovation, product quality, and sustainability, A&E supports many of the world’s top industrial and consumer brands with thread products that require strict quality and integrity.

“Many products, from running shoes, to performance athleisure wear, to luxury brands, can benefit from a secure sewing thread. A&E’s extensive portfolio of products combined with the CertainT platform provide a powerful opportunity to provide a trusted solution for customers who need a true anti-counterfeiting brand protection solution,” stated Dr. James Hayward, president and CEO of Applied DNA.

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