China modifies its banknote series to incorporate holographic threads, making this the largest single application in the currency world.

Meditag is launched in Malaysia – the first government programme in the world to mandate hologram serialised labels to protect medicines sold in the country.

Mastercard adopts HoloMag – a holographic magnetic stripe – on its cards, followed the next year by Visa (they were subsequently withdrawn, due to issues with some merchants’ terminals).