Workshop on Integration of Authentication Solutions
New Delhi: ASPA is going to organize a workshop in partnership with IPAMA on Integration of Authentication Solutions : An Overview on 4th February 2019 at India Expo Centre, Greater Noida along-with Print Pack 2019. The workshop will provide an overview of authentication solutions such as OVD's, Security Substrates, Security Ink and their integration with serialization and traceability. The workshop will also update delegates with latest global regulatory compliance requirements towards authentication and serialization.
WAEMU reviewing tobacco traceability
The West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) has invited an tender for studying the definition of a traceability device for tobacco products and the modalities of its
financing in UEMOA Member States. The member states includes Senegal, Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso, Benin, Togo, Bissau Guinea and Ivory Cost. WAEMU is the sub-region in Africa where cigarettes are the most affordable in price. All WAEMU countries are Parties to the WHO FCTC and working on tax reforms including setting up a product traceability system through the introduction of tax stamps or electronic tracking of goods in transit in order to reduce the risk of illicit trade.
Document Security Systems (DSS) acquire Chinese Tech firm to expand presence in Asia
DSS announced its expansion into the Asian market with the opening of a technology development, customer support and product sales office in Guangzhou, China. As part of the expansion, the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary DSS Asia Ltd. has acquired all the outstanding shares of Guangzhou HotApp Technology Ltd., a software development company based in Guangzhou, China. The acquisition provides DSS Asia with the valuable licenses that are required and critical to operating within the Chinese marketplace. The total consideration for the acquisition consisted of a $100,000, 2-year unsecured promissory note between DSS Asia Ltd. and Guangzhou HotApp Technology Ltd. “The Chinese market represents a $30 trillion opportunity for imported products over the next 15 years. Brand protection and anti-counterfeiting solutions have become imperative for multi-national brands exporting products to China,” stated Vincent Lum, President of DSS Asia. “With the Chinese market representing a major growth opportunity for DSS’ multinational customers, building an in-market presence was important. The Guangzhou office will provide product support and development, sales, and marketing to address the specific and unique needs of the Chinese market,” added Lum.
RBI to soon release new ₹20 note
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will soon introduce₹ 20 notes with additional features, according to a document of the central bank. The central bank has already issued new-look currency notes in the denominations of ₹ 10, ₹ 50,  ₹ 100 , and ₹500, besides introducing  ₹ 200 and ₹ 2000 notes  after  demonetisation . The new notes are being introduced under the Mahatma Gandhi (new) series. The  new currency notes are different  in size and design compared to issued previously. According to RBI data, there were 4.92 billion pieces of ₹ 20 notes in circulation as on 31 March, 2016. The number more than doubled to around 10 billion pieces by March 2018. The ₹20 notes accounted for 9.8% of the total number of currency notes in circulation at the end of March 2018.
Machine for Sales
The Korea Minting & Security Corporation had invited tender for Flatbed printing machine (for security printing) purchase of one meal (emergency notification) .

One Indian companies has invited RFP for sale of Security Hologram Plant. The machines include:
  1. Embossing Machine’s - 2 No’s
  2. Coating / Laminating Machine - 2 No’s
  3. Electro Forming Tank (Hard & Soft) - 1 Set
  4. Recombination Machine - 1 No
  5. Die Cutting Machine - 1 No
  6. Laser Engraving Machine - 1 No
  7. Inkjet Numbering Machine - 1 No

For more details, contact ASPA office at vikram@aspaglobal.com.
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Latest issue of The Authentication Times is out now
The latest issue of THE AUTHENTICATION TIMES out now dedicated to importance of design in authentication industry.
Designing a consumer product, with a specific set of functions (authentication) to perform is very challenging, especially when it comes to banknotes, product authentication and brand protection, the consumer experience is everything. In an era of consumer empowerment, the importance of design have increase manifold. While designing any banknote, selection of security features also play an important role. The issue also addressed the usage of Holograms, optically variable devices (OVDs), diffractive optically variable devices (DOVDs), diffractive foil features (DFF) or diffractive optically variable image devices (DOVIDs) as important security features on banknotes. For more click here
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Latest Tender Alert
Organisation Name: TAX & FINANCE, NYS DEPT. OF
Address Building 9, Room 234, Albany, NY 12227, 
Tel : +1-518-530-4484
Country : United states
Description: Tenders are invited for Cigarette Tax Stamps Manufacturing Solution
Period of contract : Five Years
Deadline: Mar 07, 2019

Bank Note Paper Mill India Pvt Ltd invites PQB from eligible and resourceful manufacturers of 1.4 mm wide Security Thread having Polyester vacuum metalized, machine readable windowed magnetic security thread (generic) having de-metalized clear text with fluorescent colour and suitable adhesive for window application.
Deadline: February 07, 2019