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2022 Winners Reflect Holography’s Ongoing Success and Growth

This year’s Excellence in Holography awards, organised by industry trade body International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA), continue to reflect an expanding industry that sees commercial innovation and creativity at the heart of future growth and development. Marking the pinnacle of success for those at the forefront of developing innovative or …


Holography Poised for Adoption in Wearable Technologies

By Dr Paul Dunn, Chair of the International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA) The history of holography is filled with a wide assortment of innovative applications. These range from industrial and research applications in non-destructive testing, holographic art for displays in private and gallery settings, and military optical applications through to …


Holograms Continue to Coin It!

Across the world, mints continue to recognise the eye-catching appeal of holograms for their commemorative coin programmes for the collectors’ market, says Dr Paul Dunn, chair of the International Hologram Manufacturers Association. The application of holograms on commemorative coins, which are issued to mark special events, started in the early …


New Members Boost for International Hologram Manufacturers Association

The trade body representing the global hologram industry has secured five new members as it strengthens further its role as a leading global authority on commercial authentication, ID security and packaging augmentation technologies. The move sees Egypt’s security printers NASPS (National Company for Advanced Industries and Integrated Strategic Printing Solutions) …


New Eu Report Highlights Urgent Need to Step Up Anti-counterfeiting Investment, Says Trade Body

A global trade body has welcomed a new report that paves the way to ‘significant’ opportunity and growth for anti-counterfeiting and security devices such as holograms. The International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA) was commenting on the Intellectual Property Crime Threat Assessment 2022* report by EUIPO (EU Intellectual Property Office) and …


Holograms Drive Diesel Engine Aftermarket Parts’ Authentication

Counterfeit components are a big problem for diesel engine OEMs and aftermarket parts suppliers. Dr Paul Dunn, chair of the International Hologram Manufacturers Association, considers the role commercial holograms can play in protecting brands and profits. The exact cost of global counterfeiting is unknown but it is estimated to impact …


Holograms in the Fight Against Cannabis Anti-counterfeiting

Dr Paul Dunn, chair of the International Hologram Manufacturers Association, considers how security holograms play an effective role in protecting cannabis products in the fight against counterfeiting. With reports continuing to swirl of counterfeit cannabis products and the mis-selling of synthetic cannabinoids, which can present a significant health risk to …


Holograms: A Digital And Optical Vision For Industries In Transition

Protecting and authenticating security and ID documents presents challenges for holograms but the technology’s capacity to evolve and integrate in the optical and digital space, reflects its continued potency in security applications, says Dr Paul Dunn, chair of the International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA). New optical and digital developments are …


International Holography Awards Open for Entries

The search is on for the best in commercial holography with entries now open for the 2022 Excellence in Holography Awards. The awards, which recognise advancement and technical achievement in commercial holography, are organised by global trade body International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA). This year, they will be presented during …


Smartphone Technology Calls in Holograms

Dr Paul Dunn, chair of the International Hologram Manufacturers Association, considers new possibilities for brand protection and anti-counterfeiting created by hologram validation using smartphone technology. Holography has helped to bring smartphone digital interaction in the brand protection and authentication space closer as the security technology discovers new outlets and innovative …