The Dutch chemical manufacturer has signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Applied DNA Sciences, a leader in polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based DNA manufacturing for product authenticity and traceability solutions.
Stahl says the MoU is expected to be followed by a definitive agreement and, under the terms, the parties will continue the evaluation of molecular tagging of process chemicals and coatings by using Stahl’s product offerings as a point of entry into supply chains for Applied DNA’s molecular tags. Stahl is to provide technical expertise to the company relating to the process chemicals used in leather manufacturing. “We see a bright future for molecular tagging. Leather is just one of many industries which could benefit by having the capability to improve traceability. As a process chemical manufacturer, we are a logical point of entry into a whole range of supply chains for Applied DNA’s molecular tags”, said Michael Costello, Director of Sustainability, Stahl.