RollingStar® i+: A New Star is Born

Currency News June 2021: Louisenthal has added a new security thread to its portfolio based on its RollingStar® technology, which combines two security technologies – ColourShift for colour changes and micro-mirrors for dynamic effects arranged according to highly complex algorithms. For the new thread, RollingStar® i+, the two technologies have, through intensive research and in conjunction with magnetics for machineread, been elevated to a new level.

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Hybrid ADDvance® – Creating Long Lasting Confidence

Currency News April 2021: In last month’s Currency News™, Clemens Berger of Louisenthal wrote about the importance of embedded security features and how they are the benchmark for the overwhelming majority of banknotes. This month, he follows up with more information specifically on how their substrate family – Hybrid ADDvance® – is part of that story.

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G+D and UN Global Compact – Greener Banknotes

Currency News April 2021: With a climate goal of a 25% reduction in CO2 emissions by 2022 (base year 2016), Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) and its papermaking and feature subsidiary Louisenthal state that they are making a significant contribution towards climate protection – surpassing the goal, and achieving a reduction of 32% in 2020.

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Banknote Security – Don't Take the Risk! Embedded Security Features are the Benchmark for the Overwhelming Majority of Banknotes

Currency News March 2021: The technology platforms used for banknotes continues to rise ever higher, for all security levels – 1, 2 and 3. Challenging and beating the counterfeiter is central to the design, functionality and security of banknotes. And we note that with a well-defined security feature matrix to raise the bar, there can be success.

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Armenia – Optimising its New Series through Design, Security and Substrate

Currency News June 2019:The Central Bank of Armenia introduced a new series of banknotes at the start of this year, all of which are printed on a durable substrate (Hybrid™) and in which the design and security features have been updated. Arman Hovhannisyan, a Currency Issue Specialist at the Bank, told Currency News what these changes are connected with and how the new banknotes surpass the old ones.

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Mirror Mirror, on the… Note

Currency News October 2018: Micro-mirrors have been in use for banknote security features by Louisenthal, a subsidiary of G+D Currency Technology, for several years now. About 4 million microscopic mirrors per square centimetre are aligned and shaped in such a way that the collective impact of their reflections results in an image that moves dynamically when the banknote is tilted. It even enables 3D effects such as reliefs or the shifting and floating of objects.

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Remembering Madiba with Banknotes

Currency News July 2018: The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) has launched its first ever commemorative banknote series, in celebration of the centenary of the birth of Nelson Mandela. The notes are in denominations of R10, R20, R50, R100 and R200. As part of the celebrations, the South African Mint has also issued a commemorative R5 circulation coin.

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