Bundesdruckerei has announced a new generation of high-security cards based on polycarbonate (PC) material, called "Innosec Fusion". The company claims they are forgery-proof.
Various European countries including the Federal Republic of Germany are planning to introduce new electronic ID cards with an integrated chip in the near future. "Our new technology is highly resistant against forgery and thus perfectly suited for electronic ID cards,” said Ulrich Hamann, CEO of Bundesdruckerei.
The new coloured personalisation technology, which is based on a digital printing process, features high colour brilliance and is resistant to environmental influences, the company claims.
This resistance is particularly important for identification documents with a long validity period. During personalisation, the inks are printed into the material using a special procedure. The data and the card body are permanently combined by diffusion which makes the cards impossible to manipulate. The technology also allows the integration of new security features, making document forgeries even more difficult, the company said.