Eco Protect Varnish® Aqua

Post print protective varnish for cleaner notes and longer circulation time for humid climate conditions specifically.

PPG Industrial Coatings, the world’s largest paint and coating company, is the manufacturer of PNO Global’s varnishes. The R&D varnish department of PPG is one of the most sophisticated departments and is a guarantee for quality.

  • Post-print varnish is a thin protective layer on both sides of the banknote.
  • It is applied as last step in the printing process.
  • It smoothens the rough cotton surface and protects the printing including the security features.
  • Banknotes stay clean for a longer time. Studies reported circulation time increases up to 58-100%.
  • EPV Aqua is a new generation banknote varnish, developed by PPG Industrial Coatings.
  • EPV Aqua is a Raycron® PPG technology.
  • EPV Aqua is a waterborne UV-curing formulation.
  • EPV Aqua is developed for cotton-based banknotes substrate.
  • EPV Aqua contributes to 4% of total banknote paper grammage.
  • EPV Aqua is a non-secure product.
  • Substantial increase of banknote circulation time.
  • Specially developed for humid climate conditions.
  • Improved public awareness during circulation.
  • Gloss below ECB standards.
  • Gloss available in customized levels.
  • Easy switch with comparable varnishes.
  • Independent test certificate by IGT Testing Systems.
  • Competitive pricing.
  • Application by generally available banknote varnish machines.
  • EPV Aqua is to be applied by anilox cylinder and UV-Curing.
  • EPV Aqua is to be applied on both sides of the substrate.
  • Lab test material is available on request
  • PNO Global supports machine trial testing
  • If required the mass production formulation can be adjusted to optimize performances.
  • MSDS is available on request
  • TDS is available on request
  • PNO Global management has many years of experience in varnish usage and development.
  • PNO Global supports the varnish implementation and application.
  • PPG is a well known and respected manufacturer of UV curing banknote varnishes.
  • Continues development and modification processes by sophisticated R&D department.
  • PPG’s banknote varnishes have been applied on banknotes in Asia, EMEA, Caribbean and Middle East.
  • Unique patented Raycron® Technology.