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Motif Micro™

Micro barcoding verifiable by any smartphone.


What is it?

A polymer nanocrystal composite of micro-barcodes, which are color-coded microscopic crystals that can be embedded like a tracer and read by a smartphone. It combines the forensic capability of a tracer with the unique ID capability of digital authentication. Developed by MIT in conjunction with the US Air Force, YPB solely owns the commercial rights to this groundbreaking technology.


How does it work?

Nanocrystals ‘up-convert’ low-energy, invisible infrared light into high-energy infrared light making the barcode crystals visible and readable via smartphone.


It allows for more secure printing, the ability to track and trace as well as product authentication. Easily integrated into virtually any manufacturing or printing process, Motif Micro is a viable security measure for any industry. Each batch of crystals is custom manufactured for the specific needs of a client so its security is bespoke to your needs.


Key Benefits

Virtually impossible to recreate.

This technology is patented to YPB alone.

Reading Motif Micro does not require specialized technology; using only a smartphone it means that it is universally legible.

It literally puts the power to authenticate at a forensic level into the hands of your end consumers.

Can be customized affordably for each client, batch or SKU.