ITW Security Division has added its latest White Paper ‘The Hologram - Still Going Strong!’ to its website for the personal ID and secure government documents market at

 ‘The Hologram - Still Going Strong!’ challenges the predicted demise of holography and highlights its continuing role as the security feature of choice for Governments and Government Agencies in the fight against counterfeiters and organised crime gangs operating in the multi-million-dollar trade of counterfeit or illicit Passports, Driving Licenses, National ID Cards and other personal ID documents.

The White Paper also looks at the history of the hologram and its role in today’s ID industry. From analysis of what a hologram is, to understanding its use across a variety of substrates – including ID documents and banknotes – it explores how holography is still meeting Government’s and document issuer’s authentication and security requirements.  

“Holograms are still one of the most important security features available for the verification and authentication of a wide variety of security and ID documents,” comments Bob Carey, ITW Security Division’s Business Unit Manager. “No competing print technology works on so many levels of security (overt, covert and forensic), nor combines the decorative, eye-catching appeal and kinetic effects available in a hologram and we have worked to highlight this in the latest in our series of White Papers.”

ITW Security Division offers a wealth of products and services to Governments and companies worldwide to enhance and protect their security documents and this latest White Paper is available online as part of a series designed to share knowledge with customers and visitors alike.

About ITW Security Division 

The ITW Security Division was formed in 2012 through the coming together of the management teams, technologies and resources of Covid, Fasver® and Imagedata™. Leveraging the strengths of these brands, the ITW Security Division today offers the secure document market a single source supply for high security laminate documents and dye diffusion (D2T2) ribbons. 

As an independently operated division of Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW), a Fortune 200 company, we have the financial resources necessary to continually invest in new technology, research and development. This global footprint and view has enabled us to supply products to more than half the world’s countries from our secure facilities in the UK, France and USA. 

At ITW Security Division we understand that the foundation for secure materials begins with highly secure manufacturing facilities. We manufacture products from start to finish in one of our secure facilities enabling us to meet the ‘under-one-roof’ production requirements demanded by many governments. 

Our products and technologies driven by our Covid and Fasver® brands have developed a global reputation for highly advanced security solutions. Overt, covert and forensic security technologies are customised to the specific requirements of each document program to enable the widest combination of personalisation methods and substrates for passport and ID card issuance worldwide. 

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