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Polymer Banknotes

The ten-pound note designed by BOPP film specialist Innovia has been revealed by the Bank of England at a ceremony on the bicentenery of Jane Austen's death. more

18 Jul 2017 15:01 Industry News

The design of the new polymer ten pound note has been released by the Bank of Scotland, due to go into circulation in autumn 2017. more

1 Jun 2017 15:18 Industry News

Bank of England considers coconut and palm oil for £20 note more

31 Mar 2017 10:29 Industry News

When the new polymer five-pound notes entered circulation last September, they did so under a rhetoric of numerous benefits. The Bank of England claimed that the new notes would provide a better alternative to their previous paper counterparts. more

20 Jan 2017 14:05 Industry News

Innovia, the Wigton-based supplier of the polymer used in the new plastic £5 notes, is looking for “potential solutions” after calls from the public to end the use of animal fats in the manufacturing process. more

1 Dec 2016 15:01 Materials

The new five-pound note made using polymers enters circulation in the UK today (13th Sept). more

13 Sep 2016 09:45 Industry News

Innovia has opened a new, start-of-the-art, high security plant at its Wigton site in Cumbria for the manufacture of the substrate used for polymer banknotes. more

9 Sep 2016 14:56 Industry News

The Governor of the Bank of England has officially unveiled the design of the new plastic £5 note and says it “exploits the possibilities of polymers” within its range of unique features. more

2 Jun 2016 15:46 Industry News

The Bank of England will unveil the design of the new £5 bank note made from polymer at a ceremony in Oxfordshire tomorrow. more

1 Jun 2016 10:10 Materials

The UK’s first banknote in circulation to be made from a polymer substrate is in the running for the title of “banknote of the year.” more

14 Mar 2016 15:34 Industry News

Scotland’s Clydesdale Bank has marked Burns Night by signing its first polymer £10 note, due to go into production later this year more

25 Jan 2016 09:11 Industry News

The Bank of England’s Chief Cashier has officially opened a new film line that will be used for the production of the UK’s polymer banknotes. more

10 Nov 2015 12:05 Industry News

The Bank of England has announced that it has selected De La Rue as its “preferred bidder” in the tender to print its plastic banknotes. more

9 Sep 2014 15:22

Clydesdale Bank has announced the first plastic banknotes will enter UK circulation in Scotland in 2015, to mark the 125th anniversary of the Fourth Bridge. more

23 May 2014 10:08 Industry News

The reality of using polymer banknotes in the UK has moved one step closer to reality, as the Bank of England announced it is to launch a public consultation programme to decide whether or not to go ahead with printing on plastic. more

11 Sep 2013 10:36 Industry News