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Banknote row illustrates vegan challenge

The row over the use of tiny amounts of tallow in polymer banknotes illustrates the challenges in achieving 100% vegan products.

De La Rue: 'minute traces' of animal products in polymer

The tallow backlash that has engulfed the Bank of England has also caused De La Rue to revisit its polymer formulation, PrintWeek can reveal.

Tallow row causes Bank backtrack

An outcry over the use of miniscule amounts of animal by-products in the production of the new fiver has caused the Bank of England to look at changing the formulation of the banknote substrate.

Tallow controversy over new fiver

A petition calling on the Bank of England to remove tallow from the substrate used for the new polymer fiver has reached more than 97,000 signatures.

PCS talks up Scandi success following major contract win

UK card manufacturer Plastic Card Services (PCS) and its Scandinavian sales agent LogoCard have continued their export success in the region after securing a new contract to produce more than 21,000 e-Passport shields for Danish insurance and banking company Alm Brand.

Weak pound is potential boost for De La Rue

De La Rue’s half-year results have been bolstered by a strong performance from its banknote printing and papermaking operations, while the weak pound could provide a further boost to future orders.

Overmatter: hard currency

As this issue’s ‘From the Archive’ proves, the counterfeiting of banknotes has been a perennial problem for the printing industry.

Agfa Graphics unveils Fortuna 10 software

Agfa Graphics is set to launch the 10th version of its Fortuna security printing software.

Positive Images UK achieves ISO 27001 and overhauls data processing

Positive Images UK hopes to win new work after achieving ISO 27001:2013 data security accreditation and investing in a Cygnus data cleansing and processing suite.

New polymer fiver enters circulation

The UK's new polymer £5 note has entered circulation today.

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