STARDUST MATERIALS, LLC
Dr. Vitaly Talyansky has been a Partner/Founder of Stardust Materials, LLC since 1998. Stardust has focused on anti-counterfeiting solutions for documents and consumer products in a variety of industries ranging from government, to pharmaceutical to luxury goods. He was a Sr. Process Engineer at the Logic Technology Development of Intel Corp. from 1998 to 2001, developing two new processor technologies. Vitaly attained his Ph.D. in Physics and M.S. in EE from the University of Maryland at College Park, and his B.S. in Physics from the Polytechnic University in Brooklyn, NY. He has authored and co-authored over 30 publications.
Stardust has been focusing on the development of IR luminescent materials and their detection instrumentation for over 20 years. They are widely used with various kinds of coatings: flexible packaging, architectural textile and agricultural film. The additive is totally covert, inseparable from the coating host, and added in vanishingly small amounts, allowing for a low-cost solution that is important in high-volume manufacturing. The detection is on the spot, immediate, reliable and non-destructive. Stardust has designed sensitive, miniature IR sensors for various applications. Because it operates in the IR, the additive is detectable having even been overcoated. The materials are fine inorganic ceramics that are extremely stable both thermally (up to 1,000 C) and chemically. They have passed toxicity, food contact, medical device and SVHC REACH tests. The functionality of the additive falls into the following categories: 1. Post-installation, the additive’s optical response allows to measure the coating thickness and indicates wear quantitatively. 2. In quality control during coating production, the non-intrusive, real-time process control of critical ingredient loading into your compounds, ingredient ratio and mix uniformity is economical and effective using the optical additive approach. 3. Liability protection is enhanced with additive measurement results testifying against coating substitution, dilution or misuse.