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Security applications

Security concepts for well thought-out, tamper-proof and durable products set the agenda for our research programme. ID documents as well as interconnected security applications will only be accepted if they are found to be secure and reliable. This requires to strike the correct balance between personal acceptability and the public concern about security.

Focus areas

Passport documents

We see a decisive factor for sustainable success in generating added value for the industry by our research. This can be, for example, higher durability of the end product, improved quality monitoring of a process or a cost-neutral increase in the quality of materials.


Identification cards

Application-oriented or user-oriented research is of great importance to us, always taking our research responsibility towards the industry seriously. Our transparent communication promotes the applicability, transferability and importance of test results and focuses the attention on the users' interests and requirements.


Security investigations

Research in the field of security are always application-oriented projects and without exception confidential.

Research projects

Predictability of the service life of smart cards through further improvement of a practical, cyclical fatigue analysis

Security Applications   10/01/2019

New test method with which the durability of cards can be quantified by measuring defined parameters.

Alternative test methods to rapid verification of the functionality of smart cards

Security Applications   08/31/2019

Comprehensive characterisation of chip cards with contactless function is also possible parallel to production?

Colour prognosis for transparent coated prints to establish a proof printing process

Security Applications   04/01/2019

A model is being designed that will allow the anticipation of colour changes in coatings.



Technical Committee for Security Applications

Security applications   07/15/2021

The meeting of the First half of the Technical Advisory Board on Safety Applications will deal with ...

Arne Müller

Head of Security Applications

+49 89 431 82 - 271

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