NEXUS™ is a new kind of security feature for mid to high denomination banknotes – embedded stripe.
The eighteen-millimetre-wide embedded stripe, with a full height window is available in three colours and provides a very large surface area populated with bright colours, dynamic imagery and engaging micro-optic effects.
The unique manufacturing process enables De La Rue to provide a very wide stripe that is fully embedded into the substrate with an extremely flat ream shape. This innovation means NEXUS™ is very secure, extremely durable and the large surface area provides a visually remarkable platform for customisable thread designs and large high-resolution images to be used.
Dr Rob Whiteman, Head of Security Features Development, De La Rue Currency: “Strong public recognition is enabled by the large micro-optic area. This feature is integrated into the substrate during the manufacturing process, so it has the additional security associated with a fully embedded paper security feature.”
Embedded stripe technology is a development of De La Rue’s OPTIKS™ feature. NEXUS™ couples the embedded nature of OPTIKS™ with new micro-optic effects and features, enabling movement and depth across the entire stripe.
NEXUS™ enters circulation on the 5th series from the Qatar Central Bank on the 18th December having completed full-scale production runs for central banks and state print works as well as multiple product trials.
Alan Newman, Product Director, De La Rue Currency: “NEXUS™ is a remarkable new feature and represents a step change in embedded and micro-optic security features. It builds on the current trend for larger eye-catching features and shares the durability and security of our embedded thread products. NEXUS™ is the first of the next generation of features and effects from De La Rue.”
De La Rue's market-leading Currency division provides fully finished banknotes, secure polymer substrate and banknote security features to half of all central banks and currency issuing authorities around the world.
Managing Director, Currency