SICPA Product Security LLC
8000 Research Way
Springfield, VA 22153
Phone: (703) 455-8050
Fax: (703) 450-4518
North American Sales: $60 million (Ink World estimate).
Major Products: Proprietary security inks for intaglio, offset, screen, flexo, gravure and inkjet security printing applications. Providers of integrated and customized security and compliance solutions for brand protection.
Key Personnel: Jim Bonhivert, CEO and president; Russ LaCoste, sales director, North America; Tom Classick, technical director.
Number of Employees: Approximately 150.
Operating Facilities: Springfield, VA; Fort Worth, TX; Carol Stream, IL; Vaudreuil-Dorian, Quebec.
Comments: Counterfeiting is a major threat in many ways. In terms of security documents, forged passports can lead to terrorism. Counterfeit currency bleeds money out of the economy. Counterfeit goods, particularly pharmaceuticals, can endanger the lives of the people who count on these products.
Developing technology to ensure the security of value documents, currency and consumer products is essential, and SICPA S.A., the Switzerland-based worldwide leader for printing inks for currency and sensitive documents, plays a huge role in these segments. SICPA also offers expertise in developing integrated systems for authentication and a secure supply chain. With estimated global sales of $400 million during 2012, SICPA S.A. continues to provide security inks for the majority of the world’s currencies.
SICPA Securink Corporation dominates the security ink business in North America, with its inks appearing on currency and security documents as well as packaging of value. For example, SICPA’s color-shifting Optically Variable Ink (OVI) for U.S. currency has played an important role in reducing counterfeiting.
To keep ahead of counterfeiters, SICPA’s R&D experts have developed numerous innovative inks in conjunction with its high-tech suppliers, and offers excellent technical support for its products.