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Banknote Solutions

Leading Technologies and Designs for Banknote Security Features

KURZ provides the essential element to banknote security. The combination of our unique technologies, proven billions of times over on banknotes around the globe, with the desired application format and, where applicable, the optimal metallization type, results in a protective feature that is outstanding in terms of security, ease of use and visual appearance. KURZ banknote security features truly combine the best of all worlds. Based on our modular concept, they can be tailored to fit a wide variety of requirements regarding design, optical effects, depth and lenses, intuitive recognition, and the inclusion of first-, second- and third-line security. Hand in hand with this capability goes a dedicated team of experts who are well acquainted with the latest developments and technical know-how. We look forward to creating the ideal security solution with you, based on the elements in our portfolio of products and solutions.


KINEGRAM® features from KURZ are highly sophisticated and advanced, proven in circulation on billions of banknotes around the globe. According to our customers and independent experts, security foils by KURZ with KINEGRAM® technology are superior not only in terms of their anti-counterfeiting strength, but also their attractiveness, offering an unrivaled versatility and an enormous number of design options. Unlike most commonly used holograms, they exhibit precisely directed movement and other distinct security effects.

Photography of KURZ high security production facility in Germany

KURZ combines industry-leading production capacity, quality, and know-how

Display of EURO series banknotes with KINEGRAM REVIEW® Stripe over Window features from KURZ

Independent supplier of surface-applied foil to banknote printers and papermakers

KURZ provides complete solutions that include feature design, project consultancy, application expertise and support, as well as machine and stamping die technology. KURZ and the KINEGRAM® offer one-of-a-kind solutions that are individually customized for every single project. KURZ has won multiple awards for security, design, and customer service. Our technology and expertise are truly the essential element for banknote security.


In order to maintain and ensure highest quality standards, KURZ is committed to globally recognized standards and norms that are valid and respected across all sectors. Consequently, KURZ holds the following certifications:

  • ISO 9001: Quality Management System 
  • ISO 14001: Environmental Management System 
  • ISO 50001: Energy Management System
  • ISO 37001: Anti-Bribery Management Systems
  • ISO 45001: Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems
  • ISO/IEC 27001 & TISAX: Information Security Management System
  • EcoVadis: Sustainability Rating (Silver)

The Essential Element for Banknote Security

KURZ is a leading supplier of innovative banknote features for currency protection

Many of the world’s most renowned central banks, banknote printers and substrate manufacturers rely on KURZ’s profound expertise in providing security solutions for banknotes. 

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Customers in over 80 countries have placed their trust in KURZ technology to successfully secure their currencies against counterfeiting threats, and to enhance the visual appearance of their banknotes with an unparalleled diffractive security feature. OVD Kinegram AG, member of the KURZ Group since 1999 and inventor of the KINEGRAM® technology, is one of the driving forces behind KURZ’s leading position in the market for security foil. Many of our currency solutions are based on the proprietary, non-holographic KINEGRAM® technology. It puts major barriers in the way of the counterfeiter and enables the production of unique optical effects, that are unmatched by ordinary holographic foil.