Banknote Production

VIDEO: Polymer Banknotes Around the World

WATCH: Polymer Banknotes around the World

WATCH: Polymer Banknotes around the World

With the growth of digital printing and technology, counterfeiters can reproduce paper banknotes with little knowledge or experience, and more easily and quickly than ever before. Polymer banknotes are a deterrent to the counterfeiter, as they are much more difficult and time consuming to reproduce. They are more secure, cleaner and more durable than paper notes.

Polymer banknotes are made by applying two layers of ink side of each side of the bank note excluding the space for creating OVD (optically variable device – a security feature that varies from country to country). After that the polymer is cut into sheets and then is printed on. The final stage of the polymer banknote creation is covering the note with very thing protective layer.

From the polymer film to the finished banknote, every aspect of the production contributes to make polymer banknotes a safer alternative to paper banknotes.

So who uses polymer banknotes?

Here’s a video detailing how many countries around the world use this kind of cash:
Polymer Banknotes of the World

SOURCES: “The Chemistry of Polymer Banknotes”


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