New device detects polymer currency counterfeits

by JJP

Anti-Counterfeit Polymer Currency Fraud Detection

Posted on Tuesday, August 4, 2015



Bradford (UK) based research and development company ADI has proven itself to be on the money quite literally by assisting with the development of new, anti-fraud technology that can be incorporated in polymer banknotes.

Their new product, VerusT H, is a small USB stick-sized hand-held device designed for use within retail and general commerce as a sure fire way of detecting suspect and counterfeit currency. It will go into use from 2016 when the UK begins a conversion to more durable polymer notes, similar to those used in Australia and 23 other nations.

ADI have worked closely with Cumbria-based Innovia Systems, a division of the Innovia Group. The Group are world leaders in the supply of polymer for bank notes. They have been awarded the contract to supply Guardian® polymer substrate to produce the new look and feel notes at the Bank of England's printers.


More detail, pics & interview in September/October 2015 - Product & Image Security Newsletter

About Jeremy Plimmer

Jeremy Plimmer has 35 years of experience in the security related print and packaging industry working originally as sales development director for manufacturers of passports, high security print and labels and more recently as a consultant. He is a graduate member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, a Fellow of the Institute of Minerals, Materials and Mining, chairman of the West Midlands Packaging Society as well as vice chairman of the East Midlands Packaging Society.

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