Our Client & Their Goals
Our Client, a global banknote manufacturer, was planning to develop their next-generation security features. Security features must be improved frequently, as those seeking to counterfeit currency persist in their efforts to reverse engineer these security features. Our Client’s key challenge was to develop security features that would be difficult to reproduce accurately on a counterfeit banknote, but that could still be manufactured cheaply using high-speed processes.
Our Client knew that substantial progress had recently been made involving “micro-lenses”, and recognised that this technology area might be relevant to their development of security features. However, our Client was unfamiliar with the highly-technical fields where these new developments were occurring, and needed expert guidance to investigate whether this technology could achieve their goals.
To determine whether this technology would work for their intended applications, we assembled an interdisciplinary team with expertise in nano-lenses and in high-speed manufacturing. Their task was to help our client understand whether any technologies showed promise as security features that would be both effective and easy to manufacture.