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ITW Security Division’s Covid® Facility Obtains ISO 14298 Certification

04 February 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

ITW Security Division’s Covid® Facility Obtains ISO 14298 Certification
Cranbury, NJ, January 29, 2016─ ITW Security Division achieves ISO 14298 certification at its Covid® facility in Cranbury, NJ. Established by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), in collaboration with INTERGRAF, ISO 14298 is one of the most stringent international standards for the management of security printing processes. ISO 14298 certification offers ITW Security Division worldwide recognition as a trusted security printing operator.

“ISO 14298 certification is the continuation of the promise we have made to produce the most secure and robust products in the market today,” says Robert Carey, Business Unit Manager of ITW Security Division.  “As a leading provider of holographic and security laminates for passports, national IDs and other secure credentials, we feel that achieving this international standard is an important statement to our customers of this commitment.” This commitment includes preventing and eliminating security issues and threats inherent in the production process, and ensuring that ITW Security Division products are consistently manufactured to the highest quality standards and provide the greatest level of protection against fraud and forgery.

The Security Solutions Provider of Choice for Global Government Programs
ITW Security Division is ISO 14298 and North American Security Products Organization (NASPO) Class II certified, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) compliant, and a member of the International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA) and Document Security Alliance (DSA).
About ITW Security Division

ITW Security Division was formed in 2012 by consolidating the management teams, technologies and resources of ITW’s well-established security laminate and personalization businesses, Covid®, Fasver® and Imagedata™. Leveraging the strengths of these brands, ITW Security Division offers the secure document market a single source supplier of high security laminates and dye diffusion thermal transfer (D2T2) ribbons. These solutions are customized to the specific requirements of each document program to accommodate virtually any combination of personalization method (centralized and/ or distributed issuance) and substrate for passport and ID cards. ITW Security Division supplies products to more than half the world’s countries from its global facilities located in Essex, UK; Montpellier, France; and New Jersey, USA.

About Illinois Tool Works (ITW)
Illinois Tool Works or ITW (NYSE: ITW) is a Fortune 200 company that produces engineered fasteners and components, equipment and consumable systems, and specialty products. Based in Glenview, Illinois, ITW employs nearly 49,000 people, with operations in 57 countries.
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Contact:
Amy Swab
ITW Security Division
Phone: 773-620-7922
aswab@itwbi.com
www.itwsbi.com