Louisenthal stands out with its integrated approach to mastering the entire cash cycle. And that starts with substrates. From standard cotton banknote paper to durable composite substrates for harsh conditions through to security paper for passports and other vital documents. Well-designed, durable and high-quality substrates have been part of our DNA for over 55 years – and we’re still innovating today.
At the start of your project, Louisenthal’s extensive team of experts analyses the entire initiative from start to finish. We look at the usage of the prospective banknote or security document, how durable it needs to be, the climate and other conditions it will be circulating in, as well as many other factors. Our holistic approach means that our specialists can advise you on the right combination of substrate, security features, machine-readable elements and through to printing processes.
No other security paper provider can offer this breadth and depth of vision. Find out more about the range of substrates we offer.
Louisenthal offers a range of substrates for different currency requirements, security levels, circulation conditions and denominations. And if you’re planning a completely new banknote series, we can advise you on a mix of different substrate types and features across the series.
Passports, certificates and valuable tickets must be counterfeit- and manipulation-proof, durable and suitable for a wide range of creative design options. Louisenthal ticks all these boxes with its security paper that includes cylinder mould watermarks and state of the art security features.
Milestones of Success
2019: Hybrid™ ADDvance banknote substrate
It’s all in the name: the newest and most innovative member of Louisenthal’s substrate portfolio. Looks impressive, integrates security features across all denominations, and resists tropical climates.
2008: Hybrid™ banknote substrate
Tried and tested, Hybrid is widely used around the world as it combines two key features: the familiar feel of cotton, and resistance to rough handling. Ideal for lower-denomination notes!
2002: Introduction of the euro
Louisenthal was one of the largest suppliers to the European Central Bank for the introduction of the Euro.
2001: LongLife™ banknote substrate
LongLife’s microscopic coating effectively protects the surface of the cotton banknote paper against moisture and soiling for greater durability.