Tag Archives: Ian Lancaster

Analysis

Coded holograms: keeping the supply chain secure

31 Mar 2014

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Everyone involved in the goods supply chain – manufacturers, distributors, consumers, taxation and government authorities – has learnt the value of security holograms and will be reassured by their presence on products and/or the packaging, recognising the benefits they provide. However, as coding and serialisation becomes mandated in various countries for products such as medicines [...]

Technology

Holography bringing life to packaging

10 Feb 2014

Ian Lancaster, IHMA

Holography plays an important role in packaging as manufacturers face the challenge of capturing customer attention by giving products a highly distinctive decorative edge over competitors. Ian Lancaster, pharmacy general secretary of the International Hologram Manufacturers Association highlights some of the latest award winning industry developments that can give packaging producers an edge.
 
Continuing advances [...]

Corporate

UN campaign targets counterfeit goods

28 Jan 2014

Ian Lancaster, IHMA

The trade body representing the global hologram industry has welcomed a new United Nations campaign aimed at tackling the problem of counterfeit goods.
The International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA) says that the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) ?Counterfeit: Don?t buy into organised crime? initiative will boost awareness but is again taking the opportunity [...]

Analysis

EU report confirms toy counterfeiting is not child’s play

20 Aug 2013

Ian Lancaster, IHMA

New statistics revealing the impact of counterfeit toys on the EU have highlighted the threat posed to children’s safety by unscrupulous criminals, says the trade body representing the global hologram industry.
 
That’s the message from the International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA), which is urging manufacturers to review and, if necessary, redouble their brand protection and authentication [...]

Analysis

Counterfeit goods haemorrhaging out of China

22 Apr 2013

Ian Lancaster, IHMA

The trade body representing the global hologram industry is urging organisations to review and if necessary redouble their brand protection and authentication strategies to stem the ?haemorrhage? of counterfeit goods flowing out of China.
 
That?s the stark message from the International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA) which was commenting on a new UN report that says a [...]

Corporate

International standard for holograms welcomed by industry body

9 Oct 2012

Ian Lancaster2 IHMA

The trade body representing the global hologram industry has welcomed the first international standard to provide guidance for businesses on protecting their products from counterfeits.
 
ISO 12931 covers ?Performance criteria for authentication solutions used to combat counterfeiting of material goods? and will bring significant benefits to the hologram industry, cialis sale says the International Hologram [...]