Research & Development

 Arjowiggins Security believes strongly in innovation. We consider R&D a key driver of sustainable growth.  Our team of researchers and engineers are committed to innovating and constantly improving our features and substrates. Our aim is to always be one step ahead of the counterfeiter. We are proud to be a pioneer in the development of high durability substrates, watermark technology and antimicrobial treatment. We offer a comprehensive line of products ranging from upgraded substrates to innovative security threads. The Research Center, located near Lyon in France, is equipped to the highest standards, including sophisticated measuring and analytical equipment.

Product development

Product development involves product innovation, product enhancement or product personalisation according to clients’ requirements. We have three priorities: We focus on improving the properties of our paper substrates in order to maximize the durability and printability of our substrates. We develop innovative security features (threads, watermarks, holographic foils). We improve constantly the quality of our processes.

Intellectual property

Arjowiggins Security takes advantage of the innovation of a large portfolio of patents (in about 130 product families), enabling it to offer optimum banknote paper protection. Our brand names have a strong awareness in the banknote industry and include the Diamone™ family, Bioguard™, Pixel Watermark™, Vision™ watermark, Picture Thread™ and Wink™ thread.