Technical Services Manager
BiographyLachlan McDonald has over 22 years of international experience in banknote substrate and print. Over this time Lachlan has worked for Portals Ltd, De La Rue Currency, and for the past 12 years CCL Secure. Lachlan is currently on the regional management team responsible for CCL Secure’s technical support in Europe, Africa, Middle East and Canada.Lachlan McDonald holds a Bachelor in Chemistry from University College, London University, and is also a business graduate from the University of Melbourne. He currently lives in Zurich Switzerland
About the companyCCL Secure is the supplier of Guardian™, the world's most advanced banknote substrate which has been issued on more than 55 billion banknotes. The company is a trusted partner to central banks worldwide who use Guardian™ polymer substrate to transform their currency’s performance via dramatically lower counterfeits, greater durability leading to significant cost savings, a cleaner note handling experience for the public, and 100% recycling of used banknotes.
PresentationThe evidence of polymer note performance
In an industry with little research around product design, use, performance and future trends, how do we assist users of Banknotes in their decision making? Data driven outcomes in a future Banknote market which is facing greater scrutiny in terms of cost, environmental impact, confidence and convenience will help cash remain a popular choice. But what evidence is there around polymer banknote performance? This presentation will present some of PolyTeQ’s research collected over the past eleven years covering nearly all circulating conditions, to identify the important factors impacting on polymer banknotes performance across different metrics and even try to define the meaning of life!