Fortress Paper Ltd, a pulp and security paper product specialist, has released a statement confirming the first use of their Durasafe® substrate in the new Moroccan 25 dirham banknote.
Durasafe® is a high security composite produced at the Landqart Mill in Switzerland. Collaboration between Fortress and the Swiss National bank led to DuraSafe’s development and subsequent launch in 2010. It is “an innovative banknote substrate consisting of two cotton paper layers with a composite core”, but still with the ability of implementing security design options as compared to conventional paper banknotes. As well as increased durability of the substrate, DuraSafe® also enables the implementation of the semi and fully transparent window security feature seen in polymer banknotes. For further information visit Fortress Paper.
The new Moroccan 25 Dirhams has now been released by the Central Bank to commemorate 25 years of banknote printing at the Moroccan State Printing Works, Dar As Sikkah. The banknote features a watermark of King Mohammed VI and an Intaglio vignette. A colourshift security thread is also included, changing from magenta to green, developed by Fortress Optical Features Ltd. A transparent polymer window embossed with the King’s royal crest can also be viewed.
Source: Press Release