21st Century Security Products

A high-tech, high security feature production facility

The origins of Crane’s Nashua, New Hampshire facility date to the mid-1980’s where in the nearby town of Milford, New Hampshire Timothy T. Crane and Paul Cote co-invented the demetallized security thread. This feature was first used in the 1990 series US $100 Federal Reserve Note, and later included in all US banknotes larger than the $2. The ingenuity and security afforded by this invention ultimately saw its adoption in numerous banknotes worldwide.

Today, the Nashua facility continues to produce an array of security threads and all of Crane Currency’s MOTION® micro-optic security features utilizing purpose-built equipment engineered and assembled by Crane to meet the modern needs of banknote and security products.