Orbit Fibres™ were developed especially for passports.
The regulations and guidelines set out in ICAO standards cover the inclusion of security fibres into passport paper.
We developed our Orbit Fibres™ to be randomly distributed throughout the security paper substrate so no two passport pages are the same. This makes imitation by printing very difficult. In addition, the fibres are incorporated into the material of the paper, both bonding them firmly to eliminate shedding, as well as permitting them to be distinctly viewed from both sides of the paper.
Orbit Fibres™ can comprise a range of visible and/or invisible colours in bands along each fibre, registered cut, which can be read under standard UV light. This makes them easy to identify and adds value to passports. Additional bi-fluorescence can be included as a covert feature.
Fibre colours can be coordinated with the national identity and the colours of the national flag, as well as the printed colours of the passport. In addition, the colours and UV features of Orbit Fibres™ can be coordinated with other security features in the passport, such as paper security threads and passport booklet sewing thread.
As a result, with a simple UV light a passport examiner can verify in one action that all three features- security fibres, security threads and stitching thread- are present and correct without having to refer to tables of security feature\s. This is particularly valuable at international border checks where passports from many countries are processed.
Choose from a range of options to create a truly unique fibre.