VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - July 9, 2012) - Nanotech Security Corp. (the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:NTS) is pleased to announce that the Company has successfully completed its first large scale test-run using its nanotechnology-based optical security feature, NOtES©. An independent third party was contracted to conduct a production test-run embossing images onto a 300 metre (1000 ft) PET transparent plastic film. The third party is a multi-billion dollar world leader in optical products. The approximately 27cm (10.5 in) wide film was run on a continuous roll-to-roll basis over the entire length and comprises 8 columns of optical images arrayed in rows with some images being continuous, and others which are separated by .5 cm spacing. Over every 27 sq. centimeters there are some 23 separate and clearly visible nanotechnology- based optical images embossed onto the plastic substrate. Of the 8 columns, 2 columns were single continuous images over the full 300 metre length demonstrating common pre-requisites for potential bank note applications.
The production run shows that the Company's origination process and master shims used by the third parties embossing equipment were able to transfer separate and continuous images accurately onto the film over a commercial scale run. The technology proved to be extremely robust in the high-volume, high-speed setting - with the last ten metres performing as strongly as the first ten metres. Images of this film which represents a revolutionary optical-tagging system will be available in the near future on the Company's website at www.nanosecurity.ca/press_imagesvideos.php.
Doug Blakeway commented, "We are very pleased by the results of this test which demonstrated the technical feasibility of using the Company's patent-pending, highly advanced nano-hole optical technology in a large scale commercial application. The plastic film test-run was imprinted with over 150,000 separate and easily visible iridescent optical images which, once the production run was set up, were produced in a matter of minutes. This technical proof-of-concept is a major breakthrough for the Company's scientific team and we look forward to sharing our developments with the many potential users who are keenly following our progress."
About Nanotech Security Corp.:
With a nearly 30 year history in security applications for law enforcement, Nanotech Security Corp. licensed nanotechnology which originated at Simon Fraser University in order to try to develop products to sell into the authentication and anti-counterfeiting market. The technology uses patented algorithms with electron and ion beam technology to fabricate hundreds of millions of nano-holes into a wide variety of materials. These nano-holes can be arrayed into unique patterns which employ the surface plasmonic physics of light waves to collect and reflect concentrated light in readily visible images somewhat similar to holograms but with certain superior technical and commercial aspects. The technology allows images which are visible to the naked eye as well as so-called covert features which are readable only by machine. The company is working to enhance security for banknotes but other potential commercial applications include authenticating legal documents, designer merchandise, concert tickets, tax-paid stamps, medical & credit cards, government documents, passports, and pharmaceuticals. More information on the company can be found at www.nanosecurity.ca.
This news release contains forward looking information or statements. Investors are cautioned that such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties including, the risk that commercial products using the nano-technology will never be successfully developed, the need for unknown amounts of additional capital that will dilute shareholders if it is available at all (for which there can be no certainty). Investors are cautioned that any such forward looking statements are not guarantees for future performance and the actual results or developments may differ materially from those suggested in such statements. For more information on the Company, investors should review the Company's home jurisdiction filings that are available at www.sedar.com.
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