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
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.