Central Banks

As a long-term partner to the world’s central banks, Louisenthal is a trusted supplier of banknote paper to over 100 countries, including the Euro zone. Our research and technology expertise enables us to bring innovative new substrates and security features to the market, setting the standards in the banknote industry. Our engineering expertise enables us to conduct construction and upgrade projects for paper mills, print works and mints worldwide.

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Banknote Paper

Louisenthal offers a banknote substrate portfolio to suit all climates and circulation conditions. These substrates can be integrated with any security feature to ensure protection against counterfeiting. Our cotton-based banknote substrates perfectly suit the requirements typical of the different banknote denominations of a country’s currency.

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  • Hybrid™ Banknote Substrate
  • Synthec® Durable Paper
  • LongLife™ Durable Paper
  • Cotton Banknote Paper

Polymer Substrate

Louisenthal brings cotton-based and polymeric-based substrates together in an innovative new Hybrid banknote that combines the advantages of both. Hybrid displays similar durability to polymer substrates but maintains the advantages of embedded security features and the trusted feel of cotton banknotes. Central banks now have a new choice to achieve a better quality lifetime for banknotes in circulation.

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  • Hybrid™ Banknote Substrate

Security Features

Louisenthal offers central banks an extensive range of banknote security features that are born through secure complex processes to ensure protection against counterfeiting. Louisenthal’s security features are embedded into or applied onto the banknote during the paper production process, making them an integral part of the substrate.

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  • Cylinder Mould Watermarks
  • Secure Windows
  • Security Threads
  • Foil Elements
  • Printed Features
  • Covert Security Features

Plant Engineering

From the planning to the initial commissioning of banknote paper mills, Louisenthal stands by its partners in the construction of their own production facilities. Based on know-how gained from actual experience, our experts analyze the requirements and options of the customer.

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  • Paper Mills
  • Minting Plants
  • Printing Works
  • Security Systems and Strong Rooms
  • Planning Services