Synthec® Durable Paper

Synthec® durable banknote paper – toughened up for mechanical strength

Synthec is the enhanced durable banknote substrate for improved quality throughout the banknote’s lifetime. The synthetic fibers and LongLife protective coating of Synthec delivers an optimized combination of outstanding mechanical stability, stiffness, and anti-soiling properties.

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Synthec’s synthetic fiber and cotton mix increases resistance against initial and further tearing during circulation and processing to ensure higher mechanical stability. Featuring the LongLife microscopic coating applied to the paper during production, Synthec effectively protects the surface against moisture and soiling. The intense compression of the LongLife coating and paper during intaglio printing further enhances the banknote’s anti-soiling properties.

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Benefits of Synthec banknotes for central banks

Synthec is developed for denominations that require additional resistance against tearing as well as soiling, without compromise to security. Virtually identical in look and feel to cotton banknotes, Synthec banknotes are ideal for displaying attractive security features in a prestigious banknote design. Synthec banknote paper can be exclusively customized to embed watermarks, security threads, and machine-readable elements in order to secure the banknote against counterfeiting.

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  • Enhanced mechanical stability. Synthec’s optimized synthetic fiber content ensures high mechanical stability while maintaining stiffness, providing durability and tearing resistance to ensure a longer circulation life.
  • Resistant to soiling. Synthec is a LongLife durable banknote paper that is both soil-repellent and water-resistant to produce a significantly improved quality lifetime.
  • The right economic choice. Synthec is cost-effective, providing high value at an acceptable cost. Banknotes printed on Synthec remain in circulation for considerably longer, making them an economically attractive solution.
  • Security against counterfeiting built in. Exclusive customization of the paper with embedded overt and covert security features plus the restricted availability of Synthec’s material and production process safeguard its security.
  • Trusted supply from Louisenthal. As a long-term partner to the world’s central banks, customers trust our proven research and technology expertise, as well as our reliable service delivery.

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Benefits of Synthec banknotes for banknote printers

Flexible, reliable supply of a secure substrate with excellent runnability and high print quality are requirements for every banknote printer. Synthec meets these needs and offers unlimited opportunities for attractive banknote design as an ideal platform for printing innovative features. With excellent print performance, embedded and printed security features, and strong intaglio tactility during its lifetime, Synthec guarantees central bank acceptance.

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  • Excellent print performance. Synthec is proven during printing and automatic processing, involves minimum adaptation of design and printing, and implementation is supported at every stage.
  • Ideal platform for innovative security features. Synthec’s compressible cotton fiber paper supports advanced intaglio features and the display of attractive security features in a prestigious banknote design.
  • Durable for improved quality lifetime. Synthec’s combination of synthetic fibers and LongLife surface coating provide higher mechanical stability and resistance to soiling. This ensures a longer quality lifetime.
  • Security against counterfeiting built in. Exclusive customization of the paper with embedded overt and covert security features plus the restricted availability of Synthec’s material and production process safeguard its security.
  • Trusted supply from Louisenthal. As a long-term partner to the world’s banknote printers, customers trust our proven research and technology expertise, as well as our reliable service delivery.

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