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Integrity™ Thread for Product Identification

A&E with Applied DNA technology created the world’s first anti-counterfeit, sustainable sewing threads.

Developed through a collaboration of technologies, A&E and Applied DNA Sciences (ADNAS) set out to create a reliable, economically viable, and sustainable solution brands can use to authenticate and validate their sewn products, anywhere within the supply chain. A solution using a common component — sewing thread. The result is Integrity™ ECO100.

“Our customers are hyper-aware of the detrimental effects of counterfeit products, from lost sales to the potential loss of brand equity. It’s a real and global threat. Our expansion of Integrity™ secure thread technology developed with Applied DNA Sciences, is a natural progression for us to address our customers’ needs and extend our brand protection solutions.” — Chris Alt, President, A&E

Integrity™ ECO100 identification thread products were created by adding CertainT® proof point technologies to A&E’s 100% recycled thread line, ECO100. The result is a sustainable and secure thread solution that is unparalleled in the industry.

A&E’s Integrity™ ECO100 identification thread line is produced with 100% recycled fiber and combines the technology of Applied DNA Sciences’ proprietary CertainT® with Beacon® platform. This innovation can authenticate a brand’s products and components by using the Beacon technology for a quick, in-the-field optical verification and, when needed, by using a portable qPCR test for a forensic analysis of the molecular tag.

Integrity™ thread protects the brand, as well as supply chains, at a time when security and sustainability are extremely important. We are helping to ensure that customers can meet their supply chain traceability and sustainability goals.” — Wayne Buchen, Vice President, Strategic Sales, Applied DNA Sciences.

You can learn more about Integrity™ thread technology and how it can help protect brands via the product literature and full press release below.


Additional information about Applied DNA Sciences’ proprietary CertainT® with Beacon® technology platform is available via their website —

Need more information? A&E friendly representatives are available and ready to assist — 704.951.2996  |   800.861.3256 — OR — you can reach by email,


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