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Even in an age of electronic banking, contactless payments and smartphone payment systems, there is still a deep and underlying need for cash as a trusted store of value.

As polymer banknotes play an increasing role in ensuring that billions of people have confidence in the currency they use each day, it’s unsurprising that CCL Secure is the partner of choice for central banks and issuing authorities around the world.

It’s easy to see why. Ever since the world’s first polymer banknotes were produced, in 1988, CCL Secure has been 100% focused on polymer. Nothing else. We are committed to the creation and development of polymer banknotes that last longer, cost less, and have less environmental impact than any other substrate.

All backed by outstanding levels of quality, service and innovation delivered by a global company that’s also easy to deal with on a regional and local basis.

We are the polymer banknote people. When you need to know more about how polymer could benefit you, talk to the world’s leading experts in polymer banknote technology.


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Costa Rica Completes Transition to GUARDIAN™ Polymer

The Banco Central de Costa Rica (BCCR) has launched two new banknotes that complete the transition of the country’s full series of notes to polymer, using the world leading GUARDIAN substrate produced by CCL Secure.

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£9.5 Million CCL Secure Investment Adds to Global Capability

Major additions to the capabilities of CCL Secure’s production lines worldwide are being driven by a brand new type of polymer banknote and new security technologies.

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Banco de México Launches New 20 Peso GUARDIAN™ Polymer Banknote Commemorating 200th Anniversary of Independence

Banco de México’s new commemorative 20 peso banknote - issued on 24th September 2021 - is the latest in a series of GUARDIAN™ polymer banknotes issued in the bank’s G series of notes.

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The Tipping Point: What does it take to transition to polymer?

In our second Tipping Point webinar, we hear from Banco Central de Costa Rica, one of more than 30 central banks who have transitioned banknotes to CCL Secure’s GUARDIAN™ polymer. We’ll hear about why the decision was made in the first place and the lessons that have been learned along the way. We’ll also hear about the important role that design has to play in the successful launch of a polymer banknote.

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New SPARTAN™ Banknote Selected For BIN Webinar

CCL Secure’s ultra durable new SPARTANTM banknote is to feature in a Banknote Industry News webinar based on the magazine’s influential Banknote Technology Report (BTR).

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