A revolutionary technology20 января 2015 года, 11:36
A revolutionary technologyIn 2014 Goznak offered its customers, including potential ones, a revolutionary development representing a new payment means combining the advantages of both banknotes and coins.
The progressive solution helps to prolong the lifetime of the payment means to that comparable with the lifetime of the coins (they spend about 10 years in circulation) and preserves the advantages of the banknote – a bright colourful design, a high security level, low weight and usage convenience.
Besides, unlike paper, “Plamet” composite material created doesn’t have a porous structure contributing to generation of bacteria. “Plamet” material is inert and is somewhat similar to glass and glazed tiles in its characteristics. It is possible to try to grow microbial colonies on it, poor acid or alkali, wash in a washing or a dish-washing machine – the product will not change because of these procedures.
If one taps the product’s edge against any surface, there’s a sound similar to tapping with the edge of a ceramic roundel. That’s not only a conclusive evidence of diversity of the composite material from plastic which never sounds like ceramics, but also a proof that the material is as inert as ceramics.
“We suppose that “Plamet” will be a more convenient means for the citizens, and its application will considerably decrease the number of coins washed away from circulation yearly”, said Deputy General Director of Science and Development Andrey Kuryatnikov. “The potential customers, central and national banks, are no doubt conservative by nature. But they realize the advantages of “Plamet” very soon. Besides, among our customers there are central banks which do not issue coins at all – there are only banknotes in their circulation system. It is not less profitable to replace banknotes, especially of low face values, with “Plamet” than to replace coins with it”.
Today “Plamet” technology has already been applied for the production of a payment means put into circulation of the Trans-Dniester Republican Bank. At the same time, we are working with the potential customers of “Plamet” intensively.