“We produce enough high-security foils to cover the surface of nearby Lake Tegernsee twice over, while incorporating precision structures that are smaller than the wavelength of light,” said Dr. Wolfram Seidemann, Chairman of the Louisenthal Management Board, highlighting the technological dimensions of the new thread and foil production facility. “This enables us to produce banknote security elements that you can trust.”

Improved reproduction technology and increased use of ATMs place ever-greater demands on the security and durability of banknotes. Banknote complexity has risen dramatically in recent years. All the technologies required to manufacture advanced security elements, such as holographic security threads with color-shift effect (ColourShift or RollingStar®) or special foils for hybrid substrates, are housed in the new production facility, which covers some 4,000 square meters.

By expanding the foil facility, Louisenthal is advancing its position as a technology leader in order to meet the burgeoning demand for sophisticated banknote security solutions. This step also reflects an ongoing commitment to long-term growth of the location.

The new plant at Louisenthal offers proof that growth is not automatically harmful for the environment. Sustainable exhaust air treatment and efficient heat recovery cut CO2 emissions by up to 800 tons a year.

Louisenthal supplies banknote paper and high-security foils to more than 100 countries worldwide. The company operates two production facilities, both in Germany – one at Louisenthal in Bavaria, and the other at Königstein in Saxony.

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Foil Elements
Easy to recognize and available in different dynamic colours and effects, Louisenthal foils enable you to position striking designs across the banknote. They are based on exclusive and counterfeit-resilient origination technologies that bring your customer-specific designs to life.