Our covert and overt security features in banknotes play an important role in protecting governments from a variety of counterfeiting sources. We invent, develop and manufacture integrated authentication solutions, some of which are exclusive to central banks. These integrated solutions comprise a system of taggant materials and sensor technology used to authenticate banknotes at high processing speeds. Our Level III authentication solutions are used by 20 central banks, including two G7 banks. Our covert materials are also used by one G7 country for passport security. Our security features are available in several forms and produce unique signatures and codes in or on paper, polymer, and hybrid substrates. In addition to our supply of security features to producers of paper substrates and security ink manufacturers, we provide print-ready polymer sheets with or without BOPP embedded level III, machine-readable security.
Spectra’s software and hardware systems include high-speed currency authentication sensors. Central banks use the sensors to authenticate up to 40 banknotes per second with error rates of less than one in 100,000. We also design, manufacture and supply quality control equipment for use in paper and polymer banknote manufacturing.
Our high-performance luminescent materials are used as components in security threads and inks for the banknote industry.
As we develop new covert and overt materials, we welcome central banks and industry experts to collaborate with us in the development and commercialization of new authentication solutions.
We are continually in the process of commercializing new generation overt and covert security features, both independently and collaboratively with central banks and commercial partners.
We have a full suite of secure facilities for the development of taggants and authentication sensors.
PRINT-READY POLYMER SUBSTRATES
Spectra Systems’ Fusion™ polymer banknote substrate is supplied in print-ready sheets conforming to the central bank’s specifications. Fusion can be supplied in conventional form, or with Spectra’s covert, level III security feature which is added to the film during extrusion. Particularly important for higher banknote denominations, protection of the substrate provides the highest level of protection against counterfeiting. Fusion level III BOPP substrate closes the security gap for polymer banknotes.