MST: QR-code anti-counterfeiting
Mannesmann Stainless Tubes provides a way to check the genuineness of a certificate. On each certificate a QR code is printed. After scanning the QR code, for example with a smart phone, the customer is redirected to the web site http://trust.smst-tubes.com, where the encrypted content is decrypted and correctly displayed. Then it is possible to compare the content of that information present on the certificate with the corresponding fields on the web site. If the certificate is authentic, the information will match.
These steps ensure that MST-certificates are protected against counterfeit because only Mannesmann Stainless Tubes is able to create valid QR codes.
QR Code content
The QR code contains a subset of the certificate’s information. The subset has been selected in agreement with Mannesmann Stainless Tubes Quality Departments to identify the product authenticity.
Here below the list of the fields contained in the QR code:
- Certificate number
- Customer purchase order number
- Mannesmann Stainless Tubes order number
- Product description
- Grade norm
- Size tolerance
- Continuous marking string
- Mill inspector
- Edition date
How it works
The integrity test of a certificate can be accomplished by scanning with a QR Code reader the QR code printed on the last page of the certificate itself.
The result is a redirection to the web site http://trust.smst-tubes.com, where QR code's encrypted content is decrypted and displayed to allow verification.
In case of doubts, please contact our local sales manager. Contact details can be found here: