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    Progressive, creative products and expert support
    From fully finished banknotes, to secure polymer substrate and banknote security features - De La Rue has been trusted by central banks and innovating to stay ahead of the counterfeiters for 163 years.

    De La Rue Currency

    De La Rue is the only fully integrated provider of polymer substrate, security features and banknotes. We supply to over half of the issuing authorities around the world and a number of deep and trusted relationships. We have supplied to 31 of our customers for over 50 years and 33 for over 20 years. 




    De La Rue has supported central banks through inflationary crises, country regime change, the formation of new countries and transformational change projects. We've enabled new banknote launches under every range of situation and our banknotes successfully circulate in all environments across the Americas, Asia, Africa and Europe. We’re also accelerating the upgrade of central banks to polymer banknotes through our cleaner, greener, more secure and more sustainable substrate.

    Beyond banknote security and design

    Every aspect of what we do goes beyond what is standard. We don’t just develop security features, we simultaneously push the boundaries on secure colourshift, micro-optic and holographic technologies. Our design team go far beyond normal design, utilizing analytics, perception studies, deep research and advanced techniques to create award-winning banknotes that are optimized for manufacture and every aspect of the cash cycle. Our technical experts don’t just understand banknote production and integration, they understand how to make it work in our multiple international sites, covering an enormous range of specifications.

    Ultimate capabilities

    We have and will continue to organize to meet the market needs and deliver world-class solutions. We are the only supplier of polymer substrate to design and print full banknotes, leading to innovative integration and exceptional banknote designs. We have the largest banknote design team and one of the most diverse currency portfolios in the world, meaning the banknotes we produce meet the aesthetic, functional, budgetary and security needs of an individual printing works or central bank. Our print sites in Kenya, Sri Lanka, Malta and the UK give us exceptional flexibility and contingency. And we underpin this all with currency experts who cover every aspect of banknote introduction from counterfeit assessments and cash cycle analytics through to new product introductions and public education


    A steady track record

    % of commercially printed banknotes have been designed by De La Rue since 2020
    Over 100 banknotes issued on polymer substrate
    Combined experience of De La Rue's design team

    Meet some of our security products

    SAFEGUARD® - Going beyond clean, green, durable and secure

    Meet our fastest growing product.
    De La Rue is the only provider of polymer substrate who also manufactures finished banknotes, combining substrate and print design for exceptional product integration.  

    IGNITE® - The ultimate colour changing security thread

    State of the art combinational technology is used to create a wide palette colour change that is precisely coupled with striking movement effects.

    Personalise your banknotes with a highly bespoke thread

    The precise, intricate combination of two distinctly different secure technologies in KINETIC STARCHROME® generates a highly counterfeit resilient thread with extensive design possibilities.

    We strive to create meaningful, sustainable and positive impact.

    We believe businesses have a responsibility to nurture and build effective partnerships with governments, multilaterals and academia. Through active collaboration, we can build scalable, effective and sustainable development solutions.

    Upcoming events

    2-5 May 2022
    Global Currency Forum
    Tarragona, Spain
    5-7 December 2022
    High Security Printing Asia
    Colombo, Sri Lanka

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