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, best-of-class production lines and the world's largest polymer substrate design team.
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.