Holography Conference Rewards Innovative Companies

SHANGHAI, CHINA | Over 140 delegates from 80 organizations and 24 countries came together for The Holography Conference in Shanghai, which took place in December 2015. The Best Applied Decorative/Packaging Product Award at the event saw two commendations for innovation and origination. 

A three-way alliance between NovaVisionRoyal Canadian Mint, and Pacific Holographs produced the 2015 Fine Silver Hologram Coin featuring “Lustrous Maple Leafs” embedded into one of the coin faces.

Optaglio Ltd. was also commended for its Fine Silver Coin to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the Canadian Space Agency.

Another application also caught the eye of the judges to win the Innovation in Holographic Technology award: China’s Zhongchao Special Security Technology Co., a division of China Banknote Printing & Minting Corporation, with its ColorDance product, designed for banknote security stripes. Reportedly, this new type of optical anti-counterfeiting technology differs from traditional holography by containing special optical micro-nanostructures showing novel optical effects such as dynamic image with full parallax and steady color.

The posthumous recipient of the Brian Monaghan Award for Business Innovation was Wayne Tompkin Ph.D, head of Optical Technology for OVD Kinegram Corp. After a career in holography spanning over 25 years, he was responsible for the development and origination of many of OVD’s KINEGRAM projects for the protection of banknotes, ID documents, and brand protection. Wayne also authored more than 25 papers, and his technical expertise has been recognized in over 400 patents worldwide.

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