TSW TRACE

TM

Proven Proprietary Provenance Technology 

TSW Trace TM is a robust, definitive, tested and validated scientific method for establishing provenance of an item. Advanced scientific instrumentation is used to determine key markers (elements, isotopes and molecules present), which when combined form a chemical 'fingerprint' or 'profile' that is characteristic of an items' origin. 

Pioneered by TSW's Chief Scientist Dr R. John Watling, the technology brings together almost 40 years of research and application across various disciplines. The method is routinely employed as a forensic tool and delivered by the TSW Analytical Pty Ltd Forensic Science Services team who, combined, have over 60 years of advanced research and forensic casework experience and are world leaders in the provenance establishment. ​The TSW team has published extensively. In addition to more than 100 peer-reviewed publications, the applications have been presented at scientific conferences worldwide, form the basis of book chapters and feature in the internationally referenced forensic treatises for Expert Evidence - 'Gold Fingerprinting' and '75 Expert Areas'. 

This technology can be applied to almost every solid or liquid matrices and has been used for:

Gold
Gold
Diamonds
Diamonds
Cannabis
Cannabis

Medical Marijuana Hemp

Fruits & Vegetables
Fruits & Vegetables

Fresh Processed

Eggs
Eggs

Farm of origin. Production Regime

Meat
Meat

Red Meat Poultry Pork

Fresh Cow Milk
Fresh Cow Milk

Milk Cheese Yoghurt

Honey
Honey
Grains
Grains
Olive Oil
Olive Oil
Fish
Fish
Seafood
Seafood

Lobster Crab Abalone Prawns

Legumes
Legumes
Spices
Spices
Infant Formula
Infant Formula
Crime Scene Evidence
Crime Scene Evidence
Cotton
Cotton
Wildlife Products
Wildlife Products

Ivory Rhino Horn Rare Eggs

Nuts & Seeds
Nuts & Seeds

Almonds Hazelnuts Brazil Nuts Macadamias Walnuts Peanuts Cashews

Coffee
Coffee
Chocolate
Chocolate
Tea
Tea
Illicit Drugs
Illicit Drugs
Flour
Flour
Water
Water
Hair
Hair
Bullets
Bullets
Beverages
Beverages
Conflict Minerals
Conflict Minerals
Artwork & Antiquities
Artwork & Antiquities
Cobalt
Cobalt

Conflict-free?

Pharmaceuticals
Pharmaceuticals
Prawns
Prawns
Chicken
Chicken
Polished Stones
Polished Stones
Foreign Matter
Foreign Matter