IQ Structures, a research and manufacturing organisation focused on nanotechnology engineering, a member of the IQS Group, announced that it has received orders for anti-counterfeiting protection for nearly 50 million personal documents for this year. These include polycarbonate passports, ID cards and driver's licenses. The applied product is IQ proID.
The company has thus confirmed its position among the market leaders in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Earlier, it announced its victory in the tender for Czech ID cards. It expects to start further major projects this year.
The IQ Structures product IQ proID is the most widely used for the protection of polycarbonate documents. Its main benefits are:
In order to be able to deliver new contracts, IQ Structures had to expand its production capacity. This is not an elementary task, as they have to comply with strict security measures due to the nature of their business. In addition, they operate on the site of a nuclear reactor, and all safety regulations apply. It is also difficult technologically because of the extremely high quality requirements, operating on the order of tens of nanometers (100,000 in one millimeter).
Petr Franc, CEO of IQ Structures, said: “IQ Structures has been certified for all relevant standards, including ISO 14 298 (Intergraf) for security printing and ISO 27 001 for information security. Behind this is strict process control. Implementing changes is therefore slightly more complicated, as the highest level of security must not be compromised, even temporarily. I am proud to announce that we have succeeded in building a unique production centre and are ready for the next big projects technically, organisationally and in terms of personnel.”
Note to editors
IQ Structures is a member of IQS Group, a scientific, research and manufacturing organisation focused on controlled nanostructures. Backed by 20 years of experience, IQS Group has built extensive research capacities, owns several patents, and operates in a range of industries, from security to lighting and medicine to new construction materials.
IQ Structures protects more than a billion documents each year and delivers leading-edge anti-counterfeiting solutions for the protection of ID documents, banknotes and valuables. It has been awarded several international prizes for excellence and scientific innovation. It operates in the highly secure premises of a nuclear reactor site in Řež near Prague and has certified all relevant quality and safety standards.
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