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New 2020 Board for International Trade Body

The International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA) has announced a new-look executive board for 2020. The move comes as the global trade body forecasts continued integration of holograms alongside other authentication and track and trace technologies will drive growth in the next 12 months, underpinning moves to support overt and covert …


Holography Trade Body Looks Forward to ‘New Growth and Opportunity’ in 2020

Rising global demand for ID and packaging security and authentication devices will strengthen the market for holography in 2020, according to the sector’s international trade body. The International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA) sees continued integration of holograms alongside other authentication and track and trace technologies driving growth in the next …


Winners Reflect Holography’s Continued Global Success and Reach

An international industry going from strength-to-strength is reflected by the outstanding winners of this year’s Excellence in Holography awards, organised by industry trade body International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA). Recognising unparalleled sector achievement, the awards mark the pinnacle of success for those who have been at the forefront of developing …


Holography Industry Awards Open for New Entries

New entries are being welcomed for the Excellence in Holography Awards 2019, which recognises advancement and technical achievement in commercial holography. The awards are organised by industry trade body International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA) and will be presented this year at the Holography Conference, which takes place on 14 – …


New Role for Holograms in Protecting Fishing Vessels

Paul Dunn, chair of the International Hologram Manufacturers Association considers how holography is finding a new role in the battle to protect fishing. Against a global backdrop, holograms continue to be widely deployed as an effective weapon in the fight against counterfeiting and anti-tampering, offering product authentication benefits to business …


New Leadership for International Holography Body

The International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA), which represents the global hologram industry, has appointed a new chairman and Board. Opsec’s Dr Paul Dunn comes in to lead the IHMA as it continues to promote the advantages of holographic technology, particularly in the authentication of products and ID documents, as well …


The IHMA

A reflection on 25 years of the industry trade body  by Manoj Kochar In 1993, the International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA) was established, the organisation that supports producers and converters of holograms for banknote security, anti-counterfeiting, brand protection, packaging, graphics and other commercial applications around the world. Since its foundation, …


New Developments Recognised at Annual Hologram Awards

A new generation high security hologram for banknotes and ID documents was among the winners leading the way at the annual International Hologram Manufacturers Association Excellence in Holography Awards. Surys’ Spectreod scooped the Innovation in Holographic Technology award for its advanced utilisation of phase shifting micro-optic authentication elements, which enable …


Diffractive Features on Banknotes Special Report

The IHMA has secured an 80% discount on the latest special report ‘Diffractive Features on Banknotes’ published by Reconnaissance International. The special report will be officially launched at the African Currency Forum, which takes place in Zimbabwe from 2-5 September. 2017 marked the 70th anniversary of the invention of the …


Uflex becomes Indian Banks’ Association (IBA) certified Security Printer

In a big development, India’s largest multinational flexible packaging materials and solution company Uflex Limited has been certified by the Indian Banks’ Association (IBA) as a security printer for printing MICR instruments for its member banks. Talking more about this achievement, Mr. G.P. Pathak – Vice President and Mr. Rakesh …