Nanotech previews new security stripe

Nanotech Security Corp. previewed a new technology, “KolourOptik Stripe,” at the recent Banknote & Currency Conference in Washington, D.C.

From Feb. 21-24, Nanotech officials demoed the firm’s upcoming nanostructure KolourOptik Stripe, which “uniquely incorporates more colours, greater movement and all-angle 3D depth to complement and secure a banknote design story,” according to a statement issued by parent company Meta Materials, which acquired Nanotech last October.

“KolourOptik Stripe is designed to offer optimal banknote security with engaging and intuitive authentication effects,” said Brian Donnelly, Meta Materials’ executive vice-president of sales.

Exclusive to the government and banknote market, KolourOptik combines sub-wavelength nanostructures and microstructures to create modern overt security features with a customizable optical effect.

The new KolourOptik Stripe and its customizable effects “are intended to help central banks and governments protect the public from currency counterfeiters and counterfeit-related economic losses,” according to Meta Materials.

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