Integrity – Reliability – Security
The IHMA is made up of over 80 of the world’s leading hologram companies who actively cooperate to maintain the highest professional, security and quality standards in support of their customers.
It was founded in 1993 to represent the interests of hologram manufacturers and the hologram industry worldwide. It is dedicated to promoting the interests of the hologram industry worldwide and to helping users achieve their commercial, aesthetic and authentication objectives through the effective use of holography.
IHMA membership confers authenticity and credibility on companies that join – all of which are rigorously vetted and adhere to a strict Code of Practice governing standards, business ethics, customer service, respect for and protection of customers’ and each others’ intellectual property.
The IHMA is a not-for-profit membership organisation registered in the UK, liability limited by guarantee.
Benefits of IHMA
There are important benefits to being part of the IHMA.
Our members are the leading producers and converters of holograms for security, packaging, graphics and other commercial applications around the world in what is now a billion-dollar industry.
Membership of the IHMA signifies that a company is committed to meeting the rigorous requirements of the Code of Practice, thereby assuring its customers, suppliers and partners of ethical business practices and quality products
Membership enables your business to benefit from:
Receive tender alert notifications for all public tenders around the world specifying holograms or holographic components.
IHMA Patent Newsletter is forwarded at the end of each month and corresponds to the patents appearing during the previous month.
An easy method for users to find and contact suppliers
Distribution of requests for information, tenders and sales enquiries
Information and other resource material in the field of holography
IHMA Patent Bulletin
A monthly review of new holographic patents filed worldwide
A broadcast email system for reaching fellow IHMA members
Educational programs, election of officers and input into IHMA goals and activities
Publicity and education
Benefit both indirectly and directly from the PR undertaken by the IHMA to promote holography to end users in different markets
Discounts on industry publications and services
Holography News: an annual subscription to the industry newsletter, published monthly
Futher reasons to join
- Protect and promote the interests of the hologram industry
- Demonstrate your commitment to ethical business practices and quality products
- Shape the development and direction of the industry
- Benefit from the business opportunities resulting from membership
- Convey your skills and products to potential customers
- Communicate effectively with fellow members and the market
How to Join Us
Membership of the IHMA is open to companies involved in:
- the production of holograms and holographic devices
- the supply of raw materials or machinery essential to the production and application of holograms and finishers or converters of holograms.
Full member rates are as follows:
- Turnover under £7.5 million (GBP) – £2,370
- Turnover over £7.5 million (GBP) – £3,950
A one-off administrative joining fee of £195 will be included in your first membership invoice.
How to Register Your Interest
If you are interested in becoming either a full or associate member:
You will also need to provide details of your company’s activities (such as company brochure or other publicity material) to the IHMA Secretariat