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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 …


The IHMA: 25 Years of the Industry Trade Body

In 1993, the International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA) was established, and since then, the organisation, which supports producers and converters of holograms for banknote security, anti-counterfeiting, brand protection, packaging, graphics and other commercial applications around the world, has evolved to become a global voice on authentication and security devices. As …


Insights into New OVDs

Presented by Dr Mark Deakes at the Holography Conference November 2017, Barcelona