Brady Corporation has acquired security printing company Temtec and its patented technology that enables security seals and parking permits to self-expire after a specified time period.
The technology, Visual Changing Paper (VCP), uses coating and printing capabilities to create materials that reveal a message, colour or design after a specified time period.
Applications for Temtec’s TEMPbadge ID products include self-expiring badges, security seals, parking permits, and wristbands designed for visitor control in facilities such as meeting and convention centres.
The Temtec acquisition will allow Brady to further grow its own security product offerings as well as open new markets for the VCP-based products, according to Brady Corporation graphics and workplace solutions group president David Hawke.
“With today’s increased importance on safety and security around the world, customers are looking for simple, yet highly-effective solutions to a wide range of security identification issues, from identifying authorised individuals to controlling access to secured areas,” Hawke said.
“Temtec’s products help to meet these needs and fit well with Brady’s mission to provide innovative identification solutions that help customers improve safety and security, as well as productivity and performance.”
Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.