Archive for April, 2010

Banknote Protest Movement Moves To China

On the heels of a unique protest movement using banknotes in Iran several months ago, French media outlet The Observers is reporting that a similar movement has found roots in China. The movement sees grassroots protesters writing messages criticizing their government on banknotes to spread their message in an underground and widespread manner. The Chinese […]

A Closer Look At The New US $100 Bill’s Security Features

The new US $100 banknote is being called “the next generation one hundred” by the US Treasury Department. Along with a redesign of the bill’s graphic layout and the addition of some colour, several new security features have been added to the bill while some old ones maintain their presence. The newest, and arguably the […]

E-Passport Revenues Expected To Soar Over Next Four Years: Report

A new report from US-based research firm Acuity Market Intelligence says the the global e-passport market is expected to reach annual revenues of US$7 billion by the end of 2014 as e-passports continue to grow in popularity worldwide. Acuity projects Europe’s market shares to drop in the industry from 49 per cent to 20 per […]

Taking Stock of Tickets

Paper makers like Fortress Paper are most known in the security sector for their production of banknote paper, and rightfully so. At their mill in Landqart, Switzerland, Fortress Paper manufactures some of the world’s most high-tech and highly securitized banknotes for many countries including Switzerland. Specializing in security features for banknotes, Fortress has become a […]


Vancouver, British Columbia, April 27th, 2010 – Fortress Paper Ltd. (“Fortress Paper” or the ”Corporation”) announced today that it intends to release its first quarter financial results for the period ended March 31, 2010 after the close of the market on Tuesday, May 11th, 2010. In connection with the release of its results, Fortress Paper will host a […]

VIDEO: A Look At New Zealand’s E-Passport

New Zealand’s TV One News takes a look at the country’s newly issued e-passport. This passport is considered to be one of the most highly secure, highly technological e-passports in the world. To learn more about e-passports read some of our previous blog posts like “What are E-Passports?”, “What are RFID Chips?, and Fortress Paper […]

Canada To Launch ePassports In 2012

Passport Canada announced this week they would be preparing themselves for the launch of electronic passports in 2012. Like many other electronic passports, the physical appearance of the passport will not change a whole lot. The biggest change comes in the form of a small electronic chip – an RFID chip – embedded in the […]

$18M infusion for Thurso pulp mill

The Thurso pulp mill is hoping for a second life with the approval by Hydro-Québec of a cogration project using wood waste to produce electricity for the state-owned utility. Vancouver’s Fortress Paper Inc. will invest just $18 million of its own money for the $153 million conversion of the mothballed Thurso pulp mill near Gatineau, Que., […]

Key Figures In The Development of Rayon

Transforming dissolving pulp to rayon since its discovery hasn’t been an overnight process. Many key figures have been instrumental in the “invention” of rayon over the past 150 years. This article takes an in-depth look at some of the crucial innovators for this fabric. The fact that nitrocellulose is soluble in organic solvents such as […]