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A New Force in Vietnam for Polymer Production

In recent years Vietnam has been a go-to country for many of the world players in the technology, automotive, and fashion industries. It is now stepping into a new field – polymer banknote substrates and security features.

Banknotes - May 1, 2024 midnight

Record Year for G+D

Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) has announced that it achieved the strongest growth in its history in 2023, setting new records for sales, growth and earnings in line with its strategy as a leading global secure technology company to help to shape the digital transformation of society.

Companies - May 1, 2024 midnight

A Positive Picture for Cash Companies in 2023 – Part 2

Last month, we covered the annual results of four of the major companies in the cash sector –Crane NXT, Loomis, NCR Atleos and Diebold Nixdorf. After the predicable challenges of the COVID years and their aftermath, 2023 was a good year for all.

Companies - April 3, 2024 midnight

Crane to Acquire OpSec

Crane NXT, whose subsidiaries include Crane Currency, Crane Authentication and Crane Payment Innovations, has announced it has signed a definitive agreement with Investcorp Technology Partners to acquire the optical technologies and brand protection specialist OpSec Security for $270 million in cash, subject to customary adjustments.

Companies - April 3, 2024 midnight

Intaglio Platemaking for the Future from Jura and OEBS

A cooperative project between Jura (the developer of security prepress systems including software and hardware solutions) and OeBS (the Austrian banknote printer) has worked to develop direct engraved steel (S-DLE) intaglio printing plates, thus eliminating the use of an environmentally dangerous process and materials.

Companies - February 29, 2024 12:01 a.m.

IMBISA Secures First Euro Orders

Europe’s newest printworks, Spain’s Imprenta de Billetes SA (IMBISA), has been awarded a contract to produce all €10 banknotes destined for the Eurozone in 2024 – 424.2 million in total. It will also produce a portion of the €5 notes required next year.

Companies - February 29, 2024 midnight

Sustainability – Essential to Banknote Design

Biobanknote has spent 12 years focusing on the protection of the environment, building expert knowledge about composting banknotes, and offers professional advisory services to central banks and producers helping them set banknote specification parameters, measurement methodologies, controls and evaluations so that the new banknotes can be more sustainable throughout the cash cycle.

Sustainability - February 29, 2024 midnight