For 30 years, Angstrom Technologies has been solving problems and designing solutions for companies in a wide range of industries. We are an integrated solutions provider. High performance, light reactive chemicals and specialized detection equipment are the tools of our trade.
Since we began, Angstrom Technologies has been formulating and manufacturing high-performance, light reactive chemicals and specialized detection systems. Decades of experience designing custom solutions tailored to our customers’ specific needs has forged Angstrom Technologies into a company with a broad range of talents. Below are a few examples of the integrated custom solutions that we have provided for our customers.
Angstrom has provided solutions to a variety of US government agencies. One US government agency wanted to include a covert, light reactive security feature into US Identification Documentation. This agency specified that all security features in this particular type of documentation withstand the effects of sunlight, temperature and time and that all chemicals submitted for testing are organic and non-toxic. They tested many fluorescent chemicals from other companies that failed for one reason or another. Angstrom Technologies provided samples of our proprietary organic light reactive chemical compounds for testing. Over a period of six weeks, our materials were scrutinized and tested for thermal stability, chemical stability, lightfastness and toxicity. Angstrom’s organic chemicals ranked best of all the materials tested. There are several Angstrom light reactive chemicals being used in international government secure documents today. Angstrom performs custom alterations on various compounds to suit challenging applications that require a very high level of security.
A producer of high value and high volume passes for large public events needed to protect their customers from financial losses due to counterfeit copies. The producer needed a proprietary, unique and secure system to verify the authenticity of their product. Angstrom provided a complete solution, which combined multi-layered, covert printable security features formulated specifically for their application with a custom designed optical detection device.
We then manufactured both the printable materials for the passes and the portable detection devices for authentication in the field. Angstrom also provided the specifications and equipment for quality assurance of the security features during their production process.
Angstrom’s security and authentication system successfully secures their document authenticity while enhancing the producer’s brand and protecting their reputation. The system has been in use for over 6 years and continues to be effective.
An OEM automotive parts manufacturer acquired the job of manufacturing load bearing struts for a major US automobile manufacturers’ mini-vans.
Before the strut assembly was completed, a cyanoacrylate adhesive had to be dispensed into the nut that held the entire assembly together. It was specified that no more than .07 grams and no less than .03 grams of this adhesive be dispensed into every nut. It was written in the specification that an optical system be installed to verify that every nut contain adhesive within this range.
We proposed that our customer use a specific brand of cyanoacrylate adhesive known to contain a fluorescent material supplied by Angstrom. This fluorescent taggant was known to be strictly controlled by the manufacturer to be 50 ppm. This allowed Angstrom’s fluorescence detection scanner to quantify the amount of adhesive dispensed within each nut. Utilizing the scanners high and low threshold settings, we were able to signal the automated operation to shut down in the event of too much or too little adhesive being dispensed into a single nut.
One of Angstrom’s customers is a distributor for security products sold to businesses that handle a lot of cash i.e. banks, casinos, restaurants etc. They have marketed several different US currency verification systems but suffered numerous complaints that the lamps burned out too quickly and were not durable enough to stand up to long term use.
Solution: Angstrom provided them with the Model 6700 MoneyChecker®, which is one of two models we manufacture. They were very pleased with its durability, simplicity and ability to read the currency security watermarks and other indicia with pinpoint accuracy. They were especially pleased with the longevity of the lamps as they haven’t required any replacements bulbs for over a year. They say that they are pleased with the MoneyChecker®’s time-out feature that automatically turns the lamp off when not in use. This further extends the bulb life. This distributor is now a satisfied and loyal repeat customer.
Angstrom Technologies, Inc.
7880 Foundation Drive
Florence, Kentucky 41042
Phone: (800) 543-7358
Fax: (859) 282-8577