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Improvements deliver faster access to hologram image register

The HIR is the only system of its type for the authentication community. The centrally held global database of secure holograms is operated on behalf of the IHMA by the Counterfeiting Intelligence Bureau under the strictest confidence and security that supports ISO14298*.


The Euro: 20 Years of Cashing in on Holograms

It’s 20 years since the first series of euro notes became a reality for 300 million Europeans. To mark the occasion, Dr Paul Dunn, chair of the International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA), considers the anti-counterfeiting role holography has played and welcomes plans for the banknote’s first redesign. To understand why …


Growth for Holography in 2022 as Covid and Other Threats Continue to Impact

COVID threats and increased illicit trade and counterfeiting are among the factors set to drive hologram growth in 2022, particularly for authentication purposes. The International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA) says authentication and track and trace systems, which feature holograms, will help to underpin international efforts by government and law enforcement …


New Banknote Hologram Wins International Security Award

A holographic device that provides improved protection for banknotes against the risk of counterfeiting, has won an international award organised by industry trade body, the International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA). Germany’s banknote and security paper manufacturer Louisenthal’s RollingStar LEAD Mix foil stripe for the Bank of Azerbaijan’s new 50 Manat …


Holography Awards Reflect Industry’s Growth and Success Despite Difficult Challenges

The winners of this year’s Excellence in Holography awards reflect a global industry that continues to expand, innovate and find new markets, according to organisers International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA. The awards mark the pinnacle of success for those who have been involved at the forefront of developing innovative or …


Slam Dunk Winner of Design and Packaging Award at International Holography Awards

An eye-catching basketball yearbook has won the ‘Best Applied Decorative/Packaging Product’ category at the Excellence in Holography Awards 2021, organised by the industry trade body, the International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA). The 2021 Naismith memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement Yearbook features a number of holographic innovations to form a …


Holography Continues to Get In on the Act

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued draft guidance on the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA)* to help identify and trace drug products in the supply chain. Dr Paul Dunn, chair of the International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA) considers these and argues that a product identifier initiative …


New Packaging Report Strengthens Holography Anti-counterfeiting Role, Says Global Trade Body

An international trade body has welcomed a new report that paves the way to ‘significant’ opportunity and growth for packaging holography technologies. The International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA) was commenting on The Future of Anti-Counterfeiting, Brand Protection and Security Packaging to 2026* report. According to its findings, brand protection, track …


Paper Bitcoins Bank on Holography for Security

The move from digital to paper-based bitcoins is creating opportunity for holography, says Dr Paul Dunn, chair of the International Hologram Manufacturers Association, who looks at a new development that heralds another phase for one of the most dynamic financial sectors.  The bitcoin market could be considered as nothing short …


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 …