Gleitsmann Security Inks announces establishment of mouveGSI
Checking banknotes and other secure documents more easily is now possible with the innovative security feature mouveGSI developed by Gleitsmann Security Inks (GSI), a
subsidiary of hubergroup. Under UV light, the feature ink shows a color transition and an afterglow effect when the light source is switched off. This “traffic light effect” can be
checked by using existing tools and sensors. An Asian banknote customer already successfully uses mouveGSI.
To achieve this extraordinary effect in one single ink, GSI uses proprietary know-how, which was developed in less than a year together with its partner Leuchtstoffwerk Breitungen (LWB), a manufacturer of luminescent materials, special chemicals, and unique types of pigments based in Germany. The traffic light effect combines well-established UV images with phosphorescence and a moving effect of interchanging colors (red, yellow, green) not previously known to the industry. The feature can be checked by police officers, retailers, banknote experts, and sorting machines using existing tools or sensors.
As a specialist for high-security inks, the Berlin-based company supplies products to various
government-owned as well as commercial security printers worldwide. Since 1976, it has been
part of the international ink and specialty chemicals producer hubergroup and will celebrate its
175th anniversary next year together with the parent company.
Heiner Klokkers, the Chairman of hubergroup’s Management Board, said, “I am extremely
proud about the recent development of our specialist entity GSI. Following a record year in
revenues in 2020, 2021 will see another all-time high in turnover. mouveGSI is an outstanding
security feature, which has already been adopted by an Asian banknote customer only a few
months after its launch. Today, I am working closely with the management team of GSI on
defining the next strategic initiatives, which ensure a continuation of the solid growth strategy of
GSI, being a highly profitable part of hubergroup. I look forward to celebrating 175 years with
GSI’s customers, partners, and staff members next year.”
At its site in Berlin, Germany, GSI employs 75 highly skilled workers, physicists, chemists as well
as commercial experts and generates an annual turnover in the double-digit million Euro range.
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