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Leading edge holograms to the fore at industry awards

05 December 2016

A striking image of Ancient Egypt was among the ‘outstanding’ winners at this year’s International Hologram Manufacturers Association Excellence in Holography Awards.


The ‘Egypt Phantasy’ nano-optical hologram from Demax Holograms won the Innovation in Holographic Technology category, showcasing the creative achievements in e-beam holography as well as securing top spot in the Best Origination category.


Demax’s award winner led the way as entries from manufacturers from around the world reinforced holography’s pre-eminent role as an effective anti-counterfeiting and security device as well as an eye-catching packaging and display feature.


The awards took place at the Holography Conference in Warsaw, Poland and saw leading holography companies gather to recognise excellence and cutting edge technology. Other category winners were:


  • Best Display or Emerging Technology Application of Holography – Reverso from Surys
  • Best Applied Security Product - The Kinegram Colors foil stripe from Leonhard Kurz Stiftung & Co
  • Best Applied Security Decorative/Packaging – TOTAL Quartz holographic label from Chakavak Printing House and the Hologram Cap from Morphotonix (both Commended)


Winner of the Brian Monaghan Award for Business Innovation went to John Hazen, president and CEO of Hazen Paper Company for his outstanding contribution to the industry, which includes several initiatives designed to cost effectively commercialise holograms.


New International Hologram Manufacturers Association chairman Manoj Kochar said: “The awards celebrate the very best in holographic achievement and the many remarkable innovations the industry introduces each year.


“Creativity, flair and design excellence have again shone through in the 2016 entries, reflecting how holography continues to push the holographic boundaries forward both technically and commercially.”