Winners Reflect Holography’s Continued Global Success and Reach

20 Nov 2019 | Press Release

An international industry going from strength-to-strength is reflected by the outstanding winners of this year’s Excellence in Holography awards, organised by industry trade body International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA).

Recognising unparalleled sector achievement, the awards mark the pinnacle of success for those who have been at the forefront of developing innovative or commercially viable hologram products or techniques over the last 12 months.

The 2019 awards see Surys flying high after scooping the coveted Innovation in Holographic Technology’ award for its new generation Montgolfier optical security feature for windowed banknote documents. Incorporating plasmonic sciences and nano-technologies, the highly effective solution includes Plasmogram Reverso technology to provide superior levels of product authentication and veracity.

Other award winners were:

  • ‘Best Applied Security Product’ – Leonhard Kurz’s KINEGRAM COLORS with FLUX Effect
  • ‘Best Applied Decorative/Packaging Product – PT Pura Barutama’s Force Magic Holographic Shrink Sleeve
  • ‘Best Display or Emerging Technology Application of Holography’ – Holography Forum’s dynamic holographic display, The Fantatrope
  • ‘Best Origination’ – IQ Structures’ Holographic Bank Note Stripe – Euro

Attended by industry opinion formers, suppliers, manufacturers and end-users from around the world, the awards were held in Athens (14 – 15 November). Dr Paul Dunn, chair of the IHMA, commended the standard of entries as extremely high, adding to an industry that continues to innovate, advance and secure new markets.

“This award marks ongoing advancement in the design, development and technology of commercial holograms, which continue to find ever fresh, interesting and innovative ways to add value and appeal to products used by billions of people the world over.”