31st May 2019

Crane Currency Malta Achieves Guardian™ Printer Accreditation


PolyTeQ Services has, on behalf of CCL Secure Pty Ltd, certified Crane Currency Malta as an Accredited Guardian Printer. The print facility has undertaken a plant review and gap analysis, which concluded that the facility has, in terms of equipment, processes and skills, all the requirements necessary for the production of standard quality Guardian banknotes.

In addition, Crane Currency has successfully completed a Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) and Site Acceptance Test (SAT) using Guardian™ polymer substrate. This included successfully passing an evaluation for finished banknote testing. As an Accredited Guardian Printer, Crane Currency has undertaken to:

  1. Consult with PolyTeQ in planning and production for the first production run on Guardian.
  2. Comply with all the technical requirements stipulated by CCL Secure Pty Ltd in order to receive and maintain accreditation, and
  3. Ensure that the banknotes it produces using Guardian polymer substrate consistently conform to CCL Secure Pty Ltd recommended Guardian polymer banknote specification as a minimum standard for the polymer banknotes it produces and supplies.

The Guardian Printer Accreditation has been established by CCL Secure to ensure the quality and consistency of the Guardian polymer banknotes produced by accredited printers.