Our reputation as the global leader in polymer banknote substrate is well-founded

Since the first polymer banknote was issued by the Reserve Bank of Australia in 1988, our sophisticated GUARDIAN™ substrate has been issued on more than 175 denominations and commemorative banknotes around the world, including the England’s £5, £10, and £20 notes as well as notes in Mexico, Australia, Mauritania and more than 25 other countries.

Focused entirely on polymer banknotes, our world-class research and production sites in the UK, Australia, and Mexico are centres not only for high quality manufacturing, but also for creating innovative technologies that make polymer an even more attractive choice.

These technologies include security features that significantly reduce the risk of counterfeiting and the use of 100% recyclable polymer to minimise environmental impacts.

In addition, we provide a wide range of expert support services that help to ensure the smooth and successful introduction of polymer banknotes into the cash cycle.  These services include concept design, security feature selection, banknote production, issuance, the cash cycle, counterfeit evaluation, and end of life and recycling processes.

Our Expertise

No-one understands polymer banknotes better than the team at CCL Secure. In fact our heritage can be traced back to the launch of the world’s first polymer banknote in 1988. Since then, we have continued to be pioneers in a technology that is stronger, cleaner, greener, and more secure than paper notes. The experience of the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) also proves that polymer banknotes cost less to produce and manage through the cash cycle. The RBA has accrued savings of A$1 billion since that 1988 debut.

Specialist Support Services

Our expertise goes beyond just the banknote itself. We have a dedicated team, whose job is to offer expert support in developing policy and implementing transitions to polymer banknotes. Services range from public consultation and education programmes to recycling initiatives. These support services are available to support not only issuing authorities, but also any third-party printers and designers they use.

Recycling Polymer Banknotes

Since its launch in 2015, the GUARDIAN™ Global Recycling Program has been rapidly adopted by issuing authorities who use GUARDIAN polymer substrate. The Program provides access to research and technical support services that enable effective recycling and a reduction in environmental impacts.

High Security

Expertise in high security is in our corporate DNA. As well as the inherent security that comes from using polymer substrate, we have developed a range of security features that can only be achieved using polymyer. In addition, we offer expert consultancy and support that enhance security through services such as business continuity planning.