3M Launches New Security Laminate

Thursday 29 April 2004 07:12 CET | News

3M has launched its newest security laminate offering -Retroreflective Security Laminate with Floating Image. The laminate incorporates a unique new security feature that will make passports, driver licenses and other secure identification documents easy to authenticate without the use of a tool, while providing a high level of protection for the document.

The new laminate with Floating Image includes an Optically Variable Device (OVD) for overt (without the use of a tool) verification of the security feature. The OVD is a customized virtual image that appears to float above or sink below the surface of the document as the document moves and the viewing angle changes. The dramatic shift in the virtual image is easy to detect and recognize using only the human eye, enabling documents to be verified as authentic quickly and easily. The laminate builds on 3Ms proven retroreflective security laminate technology, which incorporates a unique construction and retroreflective covert image to protect documents from counterfeiting and alteration. Viewing the laminate using a focused light source provides a second level of authentication, enabling the inspector to verify the covert retroreflective images and detect any cuts, blockages, spots or missing retroreflective patterns, which can all indicate that the laminate has been altered. The Government of Australia recently launched its new M series passport, which incorporates Retroreflective Security Laminate with Floating Image from 3M.

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Categories: Payments & Commerce | Payments General
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