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International Trade Body Warns Over Counterfeit Cannabis Growth

Reports of counterfeit cannabis have reinforced the critical need to protect bonafide products and packaging, says the International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA). Sales of synthetic cannabinoids being mis-sold as cannabis are on the rise in the UK, presenting a significant health risk to the general public, reports a harm reduction …


Entries Open For 2021 Holography Industry Awards

Entries are now open to find the best commercial holography applications with nominations being welcomed for the 2021 industry awards. The awards are organised by industry trade body International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA) and will be presented this year as part of the Holography Conference, which takes place online 17 …


Global Trade Body Warns Over Growth in Fake Covid Documents

Border security and law enforcement authorities are being urged to increase their investment in anti-counterfeiting devices as the trade in fake Covid 19 documents grows. Latest news reports indicate an ‘explosion’ in the underground trade in counterfeit documents, says the International Hologram Manufacturers Association, with fake vaccine and test certificates …


New Online Guides to Holographic Terms and Milestones

An international trade body has produced a new glossary to help people better understand holographic terms and definitions, as well as a timeline and milestones to mark the history of holography since its invention in 1947. The initiative by the International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA) is part of a wider …


IHMA Warns Over Africa’s Fake Covid Vaccines

Africa’s law enforcement agencies are urged to step up their investment in anti-counterfeiting measures before the trade in fake Covid 19 vaccines spirals out of control. The advice from the International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA) comes in the wake of reports by the Institute for Security Studies* of seizures of …


IHMA Says Holograms Make Tasty Addition To Food Safety

News that holograms could be ‘printed’ on food shows how innovation continues to push the technology’s boundaries, says the International Hologram Manufacturers Association. The move follows reports from the USA that scientists have moulded edible holograms onto chocolate. Although it’s early days, and the process only works for certain types …


IHMA Warns Over Latest Covid Counterfeiting Scam

The IHMA says news that people are being duped into buying fake Covid tests reinforces the urgent need for manufacturers and law enforcement agencies to step up investment in anti-counterfeiting measures including product security devices. The message comes in the wake of reports this week of illicit sales of fake …


Banknote Protection Thrown Into Sharp Focus By Counterfeiting Scam

News of the UK’s largest cash counterfeit scam has focused fresh attention on the vital importance of stepping up investment in effective security devices to protect banknotes, says a global trade body. According to the International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA), news that three men have received jail sentences for their …


Industry Awards Reflect Holography’s Continued Success Despite Global Challenges

A global industry that continues to expand and innovate is reflected by the winners of this year’s Excellence in Holography awards, organised by industry trade body International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA). The awards mark the pinnacle of success for those who have been involved at the forefront of developing innovative …


Strong Demand for Anti-Counterfeiting Devices to Drive Holography Growth Despite COVID

New demand for security and authentication devices to tackle the threat of counterfeiting caused by the Covid crisis will strengthen the holography market in 2021, according to a global trade body. The International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA) says authentication and track and trace systems, which use holographic technologies, will help …