Latitude™ wins Excellence in Holography Award – Best Applied Security Product by IHMA for Brunei Darussalam and Singapore commemorative $50 notes
16 November 2017
Barcelona, Spain – Each year since its inception, the International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA) has given Excellence in Holography awards to outstanding holographic projects for the year presented at The Holography Conference.
The Best Applied Security Product category is intended for products or projects where a hologram is used as an authentication or security feature. Part of the assessment of projects in this category is how well the hologram is used to serve the purpose and how well it is integrated in to the product.
Both recently-launched Brunei Darussalam $50 and Singapore $50 commemorative Guardian™ polymer notes include the same Latitude™ feature, which can be validated in both reflection, as well as in transmission. This substrate-integrated diffractive optically variable device (DOVD) that uses nanoparticles, depicts Brunei Darussalam’s Istana Nurul Iman and Singapore’s Istana.
Unlike foils or other banknote holograms, Latitude™ is integrated into the substrate and, therefore, not restricted to a conventional applied patch or stripe format.
Highly visible to the public but extremely difficult for the counterfeiter to replicate it, Latitude™ represents a significant technological advance as the science behind its development is a real step change for both polymer substrate and holograms.
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