The African continent features a wide variety of climates with each their own challenges to keeping banknotes clean and well presentable. Also, there is an increased level of automation at Point of Sales with the general public using banknote acceptors to pay for their shopping or depositing their savings.
In today’s fast-paced society, torn, soiled or otherwise damaged banknotes will cause significant issues and frustration.

Applying a coating, also known as overprint varnish, has a significant effect on the quality of a banknote over a longer period of time. Secondly, the introduction of new, durable substrates has increased the need for coatings to be applied to protect the inks from being removed from the substrate during circulation. This presentation will look at these challenges and introduce Luminescence Sun Chemical Security’s SHIELD anti-soil coating as an answer to the above challenges, as it offers a cost-effective way of ensuring a longer lasting quality of banknotes in circulation.