Trendsetting passport technologies with innovative specialty films

Covestro at the TRUSTECH 2019 trade fair from November 26 to 28

The requirements for forgery protection and data integrity of identification (ID) documents have become drastically stricter worldwide. For example, visible security features for passports are becoming increasingly important. New ID documents must meet stringent government requirements for durability and security.

At the TRUSTECH 2019 trade fair from November 26-28, 2019 in Cannes, France, Covestro will be presenting innovative film solutions for passports at booth A045 under the motto “Rethinking the Passport”. These new materials meet the requirements of the next passport generation in terms of counterfeit protection, durability and more effective production processes. Covestro has many years of experience in the development and production of materials for ID documents.

Innovative films for secure passports and ID card concepts

Solutions with innovative Makrofol® ID, Platilon® ID and Dureflex® ID specialty films now provide more space within the ID document and passport data pages to integrate additional security features into physical document elements and the digital chip for a secure identification of citizens.

In order to prevent document attacks through forgery, manipulation and identity theft, citizen ID documents are equipped with various security elements. This starts at the very beginning of document creation process with robust substrate materials and innovative security concepts to protect the physical and digital elements.

Covestro experts will conduct presentations on the following topics at the Conference and will also attend a round table session:

  • Re-thinking passport concepts enabled by innovative specialty films”
    Tobias Kordt, Head of Specialty Films in the EMLA region
    Wednesday, November 27, 2019, 4:00 p.m., Innovation Stage
  • Innovation unboxed – new concepts for passports and identification documents”
    Henry Leung, Global Segment Manager Identification in the Specialty Films Division
    Wednesday, November 27, 2019, 10:50 a.m., Innovation Stage
  • Secure document and authentication” Georgios Tziovaras, Global Business Development Manager Identification in the Specialty Films Division
    Thursday, November 28, 2019, 12:30 p.m., Round Table Session

About Covestro:

With 2018 sales of EUR 14.6 billion, Covestro is among the world’s largest polymer companies. Business activities are focused on the manufacture of high-tech polymer materials and the development of innovative solutions for products used in many areas of daily life. The main segments served are the automotive, construction, wood processing and furniture, and electrical and electronics industries. Other sectors include sports and leisure, cosmetics, health and the chemical industry itself. Covestro has 30 production sites worldwide and employs approximately 16,800 people (calculated as full-time equivalents) at the end of 2018.

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