Kazakhstan's Award Winning Banknote Includes Nanotech's Colour Shift Optical Thin Film

- March 29th, 2016

Nanotech Security Corp.’s (TSXV:NTS) secure colour shift optical thin film (OTF) technology was used on the National Bank of Kazakhstan’s award winning 20,000 Tengebanknote.

Nanotech Security Corp.’s (TSXV:NTS) secure colour shift optical thin film (OTF) technology was used on the National Bank of Kazakhstan’s award winning 20,000 Tengebanknote.
According to the press release:

The award, presented by Reconnaissance International at the High Security Printing Europe conference in March 2016, recognizes outstanding achievement in the design, technical sophistication, and security of a banknote.
The 20,000 Tenge banknote is the first full circulation banknote in the world to be printed on the Durasafe® composite banknote substrate made by Swiss papermaker Landqart AG. The three-layer substrate is composed of two cotton paper outer layers with a fully transparent polymer core enabling a number of unique security features.
Nanotech supplied Landqart with a magenta to green colour shift OTF thread that was incorporated into Landqart’s Durasafe® composite substrate for the Bank of Kazakhstan20,000 Tenge banknote.
“We are pleased to have our colour shift OTF in the Bank of Kazakhstan’s award winning banknote,” said Doug Blakeway, Nanotech Chief Executive Officer. Our colour shift OTF threads and patches have now been designed into more than 10 banknotes around the world and we continue to see strong interest from issuing authorities for our colour shift OTF and other security feature platforms.”

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