Portfolio of Metallization Types


Full metallization

The origin of the KINEGRAM technology: fully metallized diffractive security foils.

During the foil production process, a thin layer of aluminum is vacuum-evaporated onto a carrier material. Before the metallization, the diffractive image is embossed into the material. The silver colored aluminum makes the diffractive image visible. 

  • eye-catching large surfaces
  • easy to locate and authenticate
  • endless variety of shapes through individual stamping die geometry
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Partial metallization

Partial removal of the aluminum layer allows for intricate design elements, such as microtexts or small images, to be isolated from the main design area. This enables the creation of more interesting and unusual shapes of the KINEGRAM foil element.


Partially metallized foils are the state-of-the-art in the security foil industry today.

  • highly increased design flexibility
  • highly increased anti-counterfeiting security
  • state-of-the-art for banknote security foils today
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KINEGRAM ZERO.ZERO

Award-winning, unique high-precision partial metallization. The “metal on demand” process of KINEGRAM ZERO.ZERO technology enables the addition of finely detailed metallic images only where the foil's optical security effects and the design requires them.

This technology is especially suitable for projects requiring seamless integration of the foil into the overall banknote design. The results are highly brilliant metallized images with extremely high line resolution, clear movement effects, and large transparent areas.

  • perfect integration with the banknote print
  • one-of-a-kind technology for highly precise partial metallization
  • acknowledged by banknote security experts as extremely difficult to counterfeit
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KINEGRAM HDM

High Definition (partial) Metallization technology, an innovative solution for partially metallized foils. The HDM technology opens up new possibilities for KINEGRAM® features as, for the first time ever, metallic designs and patterns with an extremely high line resolution of below 10 microns can be created.

 

This novelty in the security foil industry enables the creation of exceedingly precise metallic shapes and images. HDM is especially suitable for projects requiring great freedom for banknote designers.

 

  • unique high definition partial metallization with extremely fine lines
  • allows greyscale, screened, halftone images and realistic portraits
  • new degrees of freedom for foil design and banknote integration

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News

New Australian $100 Banknote with KINEGRAM ZERO.ZERO

The Australian Reserve Bank has announced the new $100 banknote will be released into general circulation on 29 October 2020. The new banknotes have been in production since mid-2019 and will soon be distributed ahead of their release into general circulation.

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EU Court Opinion: Cash must be accepted as legal tender for transactions

Since the birth of the single European currency, the principle that euro banknotes and coins are legal tender has been enshrined in the EU Treaty. Unfortunately, during the Coronavirus pandemic, fake news about a link between cash and the covid-19 virus has scared many retailers.

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New European Commission Strategy: Cash is a public good and must be accepted by retailers

In the European Commission’s Communication on a Retail Payments Strategy, the European Union’s executive has underlined the importance of cash as a public good – stating that “Cash is a means of payment that offers instant settlement in face-to-face transactions, without any technical infrastructure. It is still the only form of money individuals can hold directly. As such, it should remain widely accessible and accepted.”

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