What Are Banknotes Made from?

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Bank notes are made from heavy cotton paper, which often weighs about 90 grams per square meter. The cotton is sometimes mixed with other textile fibres like linen or abaca to improve on its resilience on wear and tear. Other additives included to toughen it are polyvinyl alcohol and gelatin.
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This will depend on which bank issues the notes. The Royal Bank of Scotland and the Bank of Scotland have both had notes printed by De La Rue based in Basingstoke, Hampshire. De La
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Australia for one, more acurately - polypropylene polymer.
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Portals (part of the De La Rue Group) manufacture banknote paper for the Bank of England and other countries. The metal strip used in our notes in the UK is made of aluminium foil
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The banknotes are made of raw cotton, which gives a rough and firm texture.
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Banknotes are made from special paper manufactured from cotton fibre and linen rags. The watermark design is engraved in wax and like the metallic thread, the image is incorporated into the paper at the manufacturing stage. The paper is then printed using three processes, including offset litho, intaglio and letterpress.
Banknotes are made using special paper and special inks which are both made specifically for banknotes. The basic information is printed on the note using an offset litho process. They then go through a process which raises some of the print and adds the portrait of the Queen. The final process adds the serial numbers to the notes.
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