Louisenthal wins IACA “Best House Note Award 2017”

Honour for House Note


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.

House Note finalists were judged on: the innovation of the design production and security features; uniqueness; aesthetic appeal, and clear explanation of how the house note elements would improve the security of a banknote if adopted.

Winning in this category is a significant industry and technical achievement. For the first time, voting was restricted only to central bank delegates. IACA supplier members were not permitted to vote. Thus the decision was entirely in the hands of central banks. “This is the highest endorsement we could wish for”, comments Clemens Berger the award win.

RollingStar® LEAD is an advanced banknote security foil, so intuitive that it ensures immediate recognition due to the multiple eye-catching OVD effects. With its striking, animated stripe, RollingStar® LEAD opens a new dimension of foil elements utilizing the proven micro-mirror technology of Louisenthal’s security threads.

The RollingStar® Registered thread supports the integration of communicating features, in consistently uniform layout, which assists in fast and reliable authentication. The dynamic moves in harmony with ocean waves when tilted. The versatility of the applied micro-mirror and colour shift technology enables perfect integration of dynamics and colour to the overall design theme.