ASPA members join IHMA board

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The International Hologram Manufacturers Association’s (IHMA) board has appointed two members of the Authentication Solution Providers’ Association (ASPA) to represent Asia on its board.

Thomas Rajan of Process Color and RD Surana of Everest Holovisions, both ASPA members located in India, have been elected as Asia director and deputy director respectively as part of the makeup of the IHMA board.
 
The IHMA annual general meeting and elections for the board were held concurrently with the recently concluded The Holography Conference in Istanbul, Turkey. 
 
Meanwhile, ASPA continues to expand its membership base to represent the broader interests of the entire authentication technology industry. 
 
After having announced the addition of four new members last quarter, ASPA has now added four more new members at the beginning of 2015. Pharmasecure PAS, Bilcare Technologies and Shree Lamipack have joined ASPA as full members, while United Speciality Inks has opted to become an associate member. 
 
Pharmasecure PAS and Bilcare Technologies focus on securing genuine products in the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors, while Shree Lamipack provides a range of authentication options such as security labels, self-adhesive tapes and barcode products to a variety of industries. United Speciality Inks focuses on authentication options to combat counterfeiting and forgery of documents.
 
Manoj Kochar, ASPA president, said: ‘I am glad that we are gaining strength quarter-after-quarter through new and vibrant member companies that are equally passionate to align with the mission and objectives of the association. 
 
‘Ever since our re-launch last year, we have been receiving expressions of interest from several companies and are constantly adding new members after due diligence. Be it documents, currency or products, all our members are constantly innovating to rise up to the challenge of staying a step ahead of the counterfeiters. 
 
‘Besides renewing our commitment with the IHMA for holograms, we are also keenly exploring collaborations with globally reputed industry bodies that represent other authentication solutions to help evolve and deploy advanced tools and methods of brand protection.’