Kazakhstan Issues 20,000 Tenge Note Into Circulation Produced with Fortress Paper’s Durasafe® Banknote Substrate
Fortress Paper Ltd. ("Fortress Paper" or the "Company") (TSX:FTP) is pleased to announce that the National Bank of Kazakhstan will issue the 20,000 Tenge note as legal tender in Kazakhstan commencing December 1, 2015. For-tress Paper is the proud supplier of the Durasafe® high performance banknote substrate used for this note, manufactured at its Landqart Mill in Switzerland. Durasafe® is an innovative composite paper-polymer-paper banknote substrate developed by the Company's Swiss security paper manufacturer, Landqart AG, in cooperation with the Swiss Fed-eral Institute of Technology (ETH) Zürich. Durasafe® is composed of two cotton paper outer layers with a fully transparent polymer core. The polymer core in Durasafe® adds stability and higher mechanical strength properties to banknotes as well as high security features.