Aircraft, Auto, and Machine Parts


SDI’s SpectraSure™ technology has a vast array of applications. SpectraSure™ can postively identify legitimate components for automobiles, aircraft, and other machinery. With SpectraSure™, you can feel confident knowing your product is impossible to counterfeit.

The Problem


It is estimated that counterfeit automotive parts in the U.S. is $3B and worldwide represents about $12B. According to Brand Owners Protection Group, counterfeiters in the United Arab Emirates accounted for more than 12% of the $3.8B automobile spare parts market from 2005 to 2013.


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While reduced sales and lost profits are a problem, Ken Feldman, the Global Brand Protection manager at Ford Motor Company stated that half of the $8B in parts imported into Saudi Arabia in 2012 were counterfeit.


The Solution


SpectraSure™ is a non-organic taggant unique among covert and overt security markers in that it is impossible to reverse-engineer due to the underlying physics and the proprietary manufacturing processes. Even using sophisticated mass-spectrometry or nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, counterfeiters cannot discern and duplicate the mark.


Unlike many other taggants, SpectraSure™ can be incorporated into the product, applied to the product and its packaging and can be authenticated in real time, on-site, and on-demand. There is no need for long lead-time and costly laboratory analysis. The SpectraSure™ readers authenticate the mark in milliseconds.


Auto MfgThe SpectraSure™ taggant does not decay over time, can be encoded for specific and targeted tracking activities, and can withstand environmental extremes far in excess of the item marked.



The auto, aircraft, and machine part production process involves a wide variety of sophisticated and costly equipment. No two fabrication lines will be identical. However, there are common themes within the manufacturing and supply chain. The SpectraSure™ system can be integrated into:



  • The manufacturing process by directly incorporating the SpectraSure™ taggant
    onto the part itself;


  • The supply chain anywhere machine parts are inspected and tested, including distributors and authorized sources;


Integration of SpectraSure™ is performed without disruption or down-time to manufacturers or distributors.

Whether you require complete operation and maintenance of your SpectraSure™ system, supply of SpectraSure™ taggant and readers, or a tailored approach, the SDI team can help. For more information and to initiate the SpectraSure™ process, contact us directly using any of our convenient methods.