Argentine banknote produced using Arjowiggins Security technologies

Arjowiggins Security has leveraged all of its technological prowess to land the contract for the commemorative 100-peso banknote featuring Eva Perón, Argentina’s former First Lady. The paper used contains a 5mm-wide security thread combining two key technologies developed by Arjowiggins Security:
– Picture thread™, a high-precision thread that can contain images. The portrait of Eva Perón on the banknote also serves as a security feature;
– Combifluo®, which features a combination of fluorescent colours on the front and back of the security thread.

Powercoat® paper, revolutionising printed electronics

Produced by Arjowiggins Creative Papers from cellulose fibres, Powercoat® is the very first alternative to plastic for printed electronic applications.

Thanks to its superior heat-resistant properties and incredible smoothness, Powercoat® makes more efficient use of expensive chemicals and inks. This ground-breaking paper facilitates a whole range of electronic possibilities for paper, from embedded RFID tags to more intelligent functionalities, opening up a world of possibilities in packaging, advertising and other industries. Powercoat® is 100%-recyclable, biodegradable and certified FSC®.

Arjowiggins Graphic commits to reducing its GHG emissions

As part of its strategic partnership with WWF France dating from 2008, Arjowiggins Graphic has committed to reducing its carbon footprint and implementing a resource-efficient business model.
The division has just joined the WWF Climate Savers programme that brings together an elite group of 28 of the world’s leading companies who have committed to voluntarily reducing their GHG emissions.
Arjowiggins Graphic is the first European paper producer to sign up and it is aiming to reduce its carbon footprint by 23% between 2007 and 2014.

Improving the de-inking process for printed documents

In 2011, Arjowiggins Graphic partnered with Hewlett Packard to improve the de-inking process for documents printed on HP Indigo and HP inkjet digital web presses, which lag significantly behind standard printed documents in terms of recycling.
This mission has been accomplished thanks to pioneering technologies developed at the Greenfield (France) recycled pulp plant for recycling documents printed on HP Indigo with a liquid toner and HP Inkjet with a solid toner. This helps to divert waste from landfills at the end of the products’ useful lives.

PictureTM thread : two innovations, one security thread

With the launch of PictureTM thread at the 2011 Singapore Currency Conference, Arjowiggins Security once again displayed the full range of its innovation capabilities in security solutions for banknote paper.
This is the first security thread to allow the creation of more sophisticated images in different shades of grey and it represents a major step in the battle against counterfeiting.
PictureTM thread was used commercially for the first time in May 2011 on Kazakhstan’s 1,000 tenge banknote and this is also the first time a 6mm-wide thread has been used on banknotes.
This new product consolidates both the division’s position and its ability to stay one step ahead of the market.

The Pop’Set Event

As part of its strategy for continuous innovation, Arjowiggins Creative Papers has expanded its Pop’Set range adding 8 new colours with a surprising chromatic intensity. The range has now 31 colours, all 30% recycled.

At the time of this launch, Arjowiggins Creative Papers created the Pop’Set event by inviting designers around the world to participate in the Colours’ Attack Contest. Their challenge: using the Pop’Set papers, designers were to imagine their version of the C-Myk paper toy created by Japanese designer Shin Tanaka.

Over 160 C-Myks were submitted to the brand’s site by amateurs as well as by designers and artists of international renown. Early July 2010, an exhibition of the best creations took place in London and the C-Myks were sold to benefit UNESCO’s Recognition of Excellence for Handicrafts programme.

Acting for Sustainable Solutions

As part of its sustainable development policy, Arjowiggins Graphic actively participates in the reflection and debate of issues related to environmental preservation. The company participated once more in the 2011 Global Conference, held in Evian in late September. This forum focused on research and application of sustainable solutions, and it mobilised more than 600 major sustainable development players from some forty countries.

‘Green Class’ for Arjowiggins Graphic

Since 13 April, as part of a partnership between the Ministry of Education, Youth and Voluntary Associations and DPA (Deyrolle pour l’Avenir), all classes of the last two years of primary school in the Rouen educational district have been receiving a series of 10 educational posters, visually attractive learning tools about sustainable development. Arjowiggins supports this initiative, which by 2012 should be extended to seven other educational districts in France.

Printed on Cyclus paper, chosen for its very small environmental footprint, the posters feature topics related to sustainable development (pollination, sustainable development, responsible actions…). One poster specifically addresses the paper cycle, teaching younger generations simple paper recycling actions, while stressing their importance for preserving forest resources.

The Blank Sheet Project: Creativity as an Important Vehicle for Change

Arjowiggins Creative Paper launches the Blank Sheet Project to raise awareness of the impact caused by paper production on the planet.

In the coming months, this platform for creative inspiration will allow four designers to share their approach to the blank page when asked the following question: ‘How will we leave our mark?’ The first to take part in this exercise is the British graphic designer and typographer Neville Brody.

For the second year around in early September, in Zurich, this project was held together with the One Young World Summit, nicknamed ‘Young Davos’. Arjowiggins Creative Papers sponsored seven youth delegates to the Summit and offered the possibility for these future leaders from around the world to communicate their ideas on a huge wall of Conqueror paper.