CCL Secure is the global expert in polymer banknote substrate.
Our sites in Australia, Mexico and England are solely focused on developing this technology, with dedicated Research and Development (R&D) facilities and best-of-class production lines. Our substrate designers have proudly worked on the most circulating polymer banknotes in the world.
We partner closely with only the best in the industry to provide customer focused, end-to-end solutions that address the complex needs of central banks.
Since the first polymer banknote was issued in 1988, our Guardian™ technology has been issued on more than 140 denominations and commemorative banknotes around the world.
Compared to traditional cotton-paper and so-called long life coated-paper notes, Guardian™ is at least 10 times more secure, 75 per cent cleaner, three to five times more durable and up to 60 per cent more eco-friendly.
Our expertise goes beyond just the banknote itself – our unique PolyTeQ Services division is headed by a team of former central bankers, and offers customer and printer support in policy and implementation, from public education to recycling.
Since its launch in 2015, the Guardian™ Global Recycling Program has been rapidly adopted by central bank users of Guardian™ polymer substrate, providing a cost-effective means to destroy used banknotes while reducing the carbon footprint of a bank's operations.
Our division Banknote Corporation of America (BCA) produces high-security documents including passport components and postage stamps with innovative designs that meet strict quality and accountability standards.