Reconnaissance International’s High Security Printing Europe Regional Banknote award recog-nizes outstanding achievement in the design, technical sophistication, and security of a banknote or banknote series. The 20,000 Tenge banknote, printed by the Banknote Factory of the National Bank of Kazakh-stan was issued as legal tender in December, 2015 and was well received by the public and the industry. It was the first full circulation banknote to be printed on Durasafe® substrate; the first banknote in the world to have two different colored layers of paper and the first to have OVI ink printed directly across two materials (cotton banknote paper and transparent polymer).
Two North American West Coast paper makers have told customers they will match the $30/tonne mid-summer newsprint price increases that were set in the US last week by eastern mills, contacts say.
Norpac announced April 29 that it would increase 30-lb newsprint prices in two $15/tonne installments on June 1 and July 1, in line with the hike led by Resolute Forest Products and separately supported by both White Birch and Kruger.
Sources say Catalyst Paper told its customers on May 3 that it too will implement $15 increases on 30-lb newsprint, effective on June 15 and July 15.