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New Paper Mill for India

India is to take a further step and future-proof its plans for self-sufficiency in currency production with the construction of a new banknote paper mill, at a cost of INR 25 billion ($310 million).

Banknotes - August 31, 2022 midnight

FNMT Becomes BnEI Member

The Banknote Ethics Initiative (BnEI), launched in 2013, now has 15 members, after the Spanish banknote printer and papermaker Fábrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre – Real Casa de la Moneda was formally accredited by the BnEI Accreditation Council.

Banknotes - August 31, 2022 midnight

IBDA to Close its Doors

The International Banknote Designers Association (IBDA) is to be wound up, 12 years after the organisation was founded, at the first International Banknote Designers Conference in Geneva in 2010.

News - August 31, 2022 midnight

Green Light for New French Printworks

The Banque de France (BdF) has announced that the construction of a new banknote printworks on the same site as its paper mill in Vic-le-Comte (Europafi) is going ahead, and will be completed in 2026 at a cost of €220 million.

Free - August 2, 2022 midnight

Two New Apps for Banknote Authentication

In May, we covered Koenig & Bauer Banknote Solutions’ two offerings for app-based banknote authentication and education. This month it is the turn of two more – from De Nederlandsche Bank and Orell Füssli Security Printing.

Banknotes - June 30, 2022 12:01 a.m.

Pinball Wizard

Whilst Crane Currency is, or rather was, first and foremost a paper maker, it is also the developer of the micro-optics feature MOTION® and its derivatives for threads and, more recently, for surface-applied stripes.

Banknotes - June 30, 2022 midnight