The Holography Times
t’s hard to believe that 2009 is over and we’re well into the year 2010. The year2009 ended with another enjoyable and memorable holographic journey. We wouldpersonally like to thank each one for collectively moving forward this past year,striving for the progress of the Indian holographic Industry. As we enter the New Yearwe are excited about several initiatives that we have in place and new enhancementsscheduled for 2010.Holography dates from 1947 and today, over these years, innovations in this spacereshape how the world works, how people organize themselves, and how they conducttheir lives. Scientists now view holograms for many new uses- from images on creditcards and CD-ROMs to thwart counterfeiters, to medical image scans that recreateimages of the human brain. Today, when technology has increased its importance inour lives, holography has also increased its share and followed suit.Readers, welcoming you to this issue of The Holography Times, we cover some ofthe futuristic application of holography all set to change the landscape of our lives.This is also in concurrence with the mission statement of IHMA. The cover storyfocuses on establishing holography as a scientific stream and not a product. As itis the start of a landmark year, this quarterly edition serves as a bookmark for manyobjects of interest, which may enable to make more informed decisions and provideguidance. In this issue, Mario R. Keller, Product Manager for High-Security Foils atLouisenthal Paper Mill, a wholly owned subsidiary of Giesecke & Devrient, explainsthe latest trends in foil design and advantages security foils offer as opposed to othersecurity features. We also bring forward some of the glaring truths about currencycounterfeiting, apart from latest holography happenings, industry news and events.We look forward to a productive 2010 and appreciate and value the input of ourmembers.Best wishes for the New Year!Team HoMAI!
In this issue
News Bytes 4
Industry Updates 15
Happy New Year!
Interview withMario R. KellerDo You Know?
Interesting facts about money
Review 14HOLOPACK-HOLPRINT 2009
Even a street kitchen cookneeds to be able to tell whethera banknote is genuine.