Full Metallization for Banknote Features

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Large Metallic Surfaces for Security Enhancement

Full Metallization for Banknote Features

The roots of KINEGRAM® technology: Fully metallized diffractive security features. For decades, KURZ has supplied this state-of-the-art security element for billions of banknotes around the globe. This classic banknote feature, typically provided in the form of a surface-applied patch, but also available for stripes and threads, is based on a thin layer of aluminum, which is vacuum-evaporated onto a carrier material. 

And here is how it works
 


Your Advantages at a Glance

KURZ Full Metallization

Close-up of a fully metallized KINEGRAM® Patch on the former 5000 Slovakian Koruna banknote

Large eye-catching surfaces

Close-up of a fully metallized KINEGRAM® Patch on the former 1000 Finnish Markka banknote

Easy to spot and authenticate

Close-up of a fully metallized KINEGRAM® Patch showing a 3D effect and a leaf shape

Endless variety of shapes


Technical Background

Full Metallization for Banknote Features

Before this metallization, a diffractive image is embossed into the transparent carrier material. The diffraction creates the visual security effects – which become visible due to the silver colored aluminum layer. The resulting metallic effects on banknotes are eye-catching security features that are very easy to identify, but very difficult to counterfeit. Through individual stamping die geometry, it is possible to choose, in line with the overall banknote design, any geometric shape or outline for your banknote security feature.

Image from inside the production plant showing the manufacturing of a fully metallized foil

KINEGRAM® References with Full Metallization

Nigeria 1000 Naira with Fully Metallized KINEGRAM® Patch