At the High Security Printing Asia in Hanoi, the new 1000 Thai Baht banknote from the 2018 Thai banknote series 17 was awarded the Regional Banknote of the Year Award Asia and the new Hong Kong Series from 2018 the Best New Series Award. Both currencies are equipped with security features by Louisenthal, one of the main criteria for the awards. The awards recognise “outstanding achievements in the design, technical sophistication and security of a banknote or banknote series”. The 1000 Thai Baht banknote was selected for its “outstanding and attractive Level 1 security features which encourage the public to authenticate the note at first sight.” The Hong Kong Series received the award for its “striking design and the dynamic security features which correspond perfectly with each other.”Read more
Munich, Germany, February 21, 2018 – At the 2018 High Security Printing (HSP) Conference in Warsaw, the Armenian 500 dram collector’s note, which features Noah’s Ark as its main motif, was selected as Regional Banknote of the Year for the EMEA region (Europe, the Middle East, and Africa). With this collector’s note, the oldest Christian country on Earth commemorates the ship in which, according to the Old Testament, Noah’s family and all the animals were saved from a biblical flood, before coming ashore on Mount Ararat.Read more
In an international field of high caliber finalists, Louisenthals` RollingStar® LEAD and RollingStar® Registered thread integrated “Water” design took out the coveted International Association of Currency Affairs (IACA) Best House Note Award. The Awards are a highlight of the Currency Conference program held in Kuala Lumpur 14-17 May 2017, and announced at the prestigious Gala Dinner on 17 May. Clemens Berger, designated Chairman of the Board of Directors of Louisenthal, accepted the Award from Eugenie Foster, IACA Executive Director.Read more
On May 5, 1964, exactly 50 years ago to the day, Louisenthal, the leading producer of banknote paper, security paper, and security elements was founded as a subsidiary of Munich-based Giesecke & Devrient (G&D). Over the course of those 50 years, Louisenthal has grown to become an international producer of substrates and foils, supplying more than 100 countries from its sites in Gmund am Tegernsee and Königstein near Dresden.Read more
The IACA Award for “Best New Currency Feature”, presented at the Banknote Conference 2014, went to Giesecke & Devrient’s substrate and foil maker Louisenthal for its RollingStar® security thread in the 100 Dirham note which was issued in Morocco in September 2013 and is the first RollingStar® note in circulation. The International Association of Currency Affairs (IACA) is the industry’s biggest trade association and has been presenting its industry awards since 2007.Read more
After a construction period of approximately one year, the new production facility for high-security threads and foils was officially commissioned yesterday evening. Louisenthal invested some 30 million euros in the environmentally friendly expansion of its production capacity. Since foil production commenced in 2003, capacity has been almost tripled to 20 million square meters a year. Buoyant sales of high-security features have led to the creation of 50 new jobs at the site.Read more
Dr. Alfred Kraxenberger is joining the Management Board at Louisenthal as of January 1, 2013, and will fill the newly created position responsible for technology and innovation. His remit will include research and development, the provision of technology for three plants, and project management relating to the industrialisation of new products.Read more
Dr. Wolfram Seidemann has been appointed with effect from January 1, 2012 to the Management Board of Papierfabrik Louisenthal GmbH, where he will be taking over as CEO. In this position, he will be responsible for the Product Management, Marketing, and Sales units of the technology company based in Tegernsee/Germany. This appointment sees Seidemann taking over from Michael Böhm, who retired at the end of 2011, but who will still be active for the company in a consultative capacity.Read more
Louisenthal’s varifeye® Magic ‘banknote window’ received a prize in the Best New Currency Feature category.Read more
The world’s first banknote featuring Louisenthal’s Moiré Magnifier feature.
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Only 19 months after construction work started at the Papierfabrik Louisenthal paper mill in Königstein, the new cylinder mold machine officially went online today, precisely on schedule.Read more
2–5 September 2018, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
The African Currency Forum will take place from 2 to 5 September 2018 at the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. The conference, which will be hosted by Fidelity Printers & Refiners and Zimbabwe’s Central Bank, will include representatives from African central banks and participants from government printing companies.
21–24 May, Dallas, Texas
The Banknote Conference, held every two years, has a long and rich history of providing an unparalleled opportunity to engage in interactive discussions with government and industry peers on leading technology trends and the state of the industry today. With presentations from respected government officials, technical experts, policy makers and enforcers, subject matter experts, banknote designers, and more, Banknote 2018 offers immense benefit and invaluable opportunities for delegates attending this technology-focused conference.
21–23 March 2018, Dublin, Ireland
Continuously growing, Intergraf’s Security Printers connects technological innovators and institutional end users since 1976. The conference is a platform for banknote and security printers, central banks, government officials, identity and postal authorities, criminal investigation authorities, plus the entire supplier industry.
14–17 May 2017, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur
The Currency Conference brings together the key officials in the currency issuing and distribution departments of the Central Banks and Monetary Authorities, the printing works, and the leading industry suppliers to the industry from around the world to share experiences and to network with each other in a secure and engaging environment.