Varnish

Post-print protective banknote varnish for maximum security

The high quality and very competitive varnishes of PNO Global are produced by PPG, the world’s largest paint and coating company, which R&D varnish department is one of the most sophisticated departments and is a guarantee for quality.

Eco Protect Varnishes are available in various formulations.

Banknote varnish history

Our history in banknote varnishing

1958       First Dutch Guilder notes coated with PPG polyamide based varnish
1980       PPG developed cellulose based banknote varnish
1982       DNB performed extensive circulation test (PPG)
1987       Decision to protect all Dutch Banknotes with PPG varnish
2000       DNB presentation about banknote varnish at Currency Conference

2009       Newly developed varnish available by PPG (UV-waterborne)
2011       Newly developed varnish available by PPG (100% UV)
2014       PNO Global launches Eco Protect Varnish®, manufactured by PPG
2016       PNO Global launches Eco Secure Varnish®, manufactured by PPG
2016       PNO Global launches Eco Protect Varnish® Polymer, manufactured by PPG

Independent IGT Testing Systems test results

Available on request