KINEGRAM for banknotes

LEONHARD KURZ Stiftung & Co. KG

LEONHARD KURZ Stiftung & Co. KG (KURZ) was founded in 1892 in Fuerth, Germany, as a manufacturer of genuine gold leaf. KURZ developed the world’s first vacuum-metalized hot stamping foil and pioneered the industrial production of hot-stamping foil.

Central banks and banknote printers in over 80 countries have placed their trust in KINEGRAM features from KURZ to secure their banknotes against counterfeiting threats and enhance their optical attractiveness. KURZ is the leading supplier of foil security devices for banknotes around the world, and the trusted partner of many of the world’s most renowned banknote issuers. OVD Kinegram, member of the KURZ Group since 1999 and inventor of the KINEGRAM security element, is the driver behind technological advancements. Highly motivated experts from both companies tirelessly devote their efforts to constant innovation. Internationally certified high security production plants in Germany and Switzerland guarantee consistent quality in mass industrial quantities.

Moreover, KURZ is the global market leader in many other areas of hot stamping technology and foil-based optically variable security features. KURZ provides complete solu- tions that include foil delivery, project consultancy as well as machine and stamping die technology. With over 4500 employees and more than 120 years of company history, KURZ continues to be family owned.

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KINEGRAM for government documents

OVD Kinegram AG

OVD Kinegram AG, based in Zug, specializes in the design, production and supply of the KINEGRAM® optical security feature to protect government documents and bank notes. Trusted by over 100 countries and used to protect more than 500 government-issued identity documents, the KINEGRAM is one of the most important security features for preventing counterfeiting and verifying authenticity.

In recent years OVD Kinegram has also developed digital solutions for the verification of both the physical and electronic security features in government documents such as ID cards, passports and driver’s licenses. These digital products include SDK’s for integration in document authentication software on both mobile (smartphone) and desk-top (document reader) platforms. Current applications include, ID-verification both in-person and on-line, on-boarding for e-government and financial institutions (KYC), traveller facilitation, border control and law-enforcement. OVD Kinegram AG is a Swiss subsidiary of the KURZ Group. Additional information is available on www.kinegram.com.

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KINEGRAM for government documents

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New award-winning banknotes with KINEGRAM!

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New Lithuanian ePassport with KINEGRAM ZERO.ZERO Combi wins EMEA award

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