Following his education as a graduate engineer in printing and media production, he worked in the fields of advertising, prepress and printing. He knows the printing and media industry from the perspective of science, research and industry. As a delegate of Switzerland, he works in several working groups of the international standardization committee ISO/TC 130.
Ugra is the Swiss Center of Competence for Print and Media Technology. As a service provider for the security printing industry, we operate the accredited testing laboratory STS 0455 and test and verify the conformity of specified requirements related to products, systems or processes.
Life cycle testing and wear resistance of banknotes
A banknote is a highly complex product which has to fulfill numerous specific requirements in terms of security and wear resistance. Depending on the region, conditions can impact the life span of a banknote. Using standardised laboratory test methods, the life cycle of a banknote can be analysed and examined. This presentation will provide an overview of the general concept of life cycle testing on banknotes and will look in more detail at standardised test methods agreed by consensus which could be considered by industry.