Springfield, VA 22153
Phone: (703) 455-8050
Fax: (703) 450-4518
Sales: $60 million (Ink World estimate).
Key Personnel: Jim Bonhivert, CEO and president; Russ LaCoste, sales director, North America; Tom Classick, technical director.
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.
Operating Facilities: Springfield, VA; Fort Worth, TX; Carol Stream, IL; Vaudreuil-Dorrian, Quebec.
Comments: For SICPA S.A., the Lausanne, Switzerland-based printing ink manufacturer, providing security measures for documents and consumer brands is its forte. SICPA is the worldwide leader in providing inks for currency and sensitive documents, which is critical in the face of counterfeiting and terrorism. SICPA has leveraged its R&D expertise into the field of brand security.
With estimated worldwide sales of $400 million during 2011, SICPA S.A. provides security inks for the majority of the world’s currencies. SICPA Securink Corporation, SICPA S.A.’s North American subsidiary, is the leading security ink manufacturer in North America, with its inks appearing on currency and security documents as well as packaging of value. SICPA’s color-shifting Optically Variable Ink (OVI) has played an important role in reducing counterfeiting for U.S. currency. SICPA’s R&D expertise has been critical in developing innovative inks in cooperation with its parent company and its high-tech suppliers, and combines this technology with strong technical support.
In July 2014, SICPA completed the acquisition of Cabot Security Materials Inc. (CSMI), Albuquerque, NM, a product division of Cabot Corporation. A new company, STA Technologies Inc., has been set up, and will be further developed into a competence center dedicated to material-based technologies for authentication.