Security Paper Market

Security Paper Market

Security Paper Market Forecasts to 2028 – Global Analysis By Component (Color pigments, Heavy Stock, Micro-Printing), Security Feature (Overt, Convert), Application, (Banknotes, Legal & Government Documents, Certificates, Identity cards, Cheques, Currency Notes/Bank Notes) and By Geography

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Published: 2022 ID: SMRC21414

This report covers the impact of COVID-19 on this global market

Years Covered


Estimated Year Value (2021)

US $19.04 BN

Projected Year Value (2028)

US $34.81 BN

CAGR (2021 - 2028)


Regions Covered

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa

Countries Covered

US, Canada, Mexico, Germany, UK, Italy, France, Spain, Japan, China, India, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Rest of Asia Pacific, South America, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Middle East & Africa, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, and South Africa

Largest Market

Asia Pacific

Highest Growing Market


According to Stratistics MRC, the Global Security Paper Market is accounted for $19.04 billion in 2021 and is expected to reach $34.81 billion by 2028 growing at a CAGR of 9.0% during the forecast period. Security paper is a kind of special paper that has marks or hidden secret marks (patterns, patterns, watermarks, numbers, etc.) on the surface, and is not easy to imitate or change. The A4 security paper has high tensile strength, abrasion resistance, and folding resistance. Has excellent water resistance and gravure printability. This kind of paper is used to make banknotes, bank checks, and coupons.

Market Dynamics:


Rise in Cases of Scam and Forging

Frauds are being extensively reported, and fraudsters use forged credentials of various government agencies to convince targeted victims. For instance, In Australia, the government, 121 applications were not processed on suspicion of dishonesty or fraud, and 255 passports were cancelled or refused on national security or law enforcement grounds. Moreover, increased counterfeiting in the currency, such as in Canada, the number of counterfeited notes detected in circulation USD 5, USD 10, USD 20, and USD 150 is increasing every year. This factor states that the demand for security paper to prevent counterfeiting drives the market.


Growth in Digitization

The increasing investment in digital transformation by numerous players in every end-user application is restraining the market from growing. According to Forbes, about 40% of all technology spending in 2019 went toward digital transformation in the coming future. The introduction of digital money, unified payment interface, and online payment methods in almost every field of business is hampering market growth.


Demonetization of the Currency Notes

Demonetization is the act of stripping a currency unit of its status as legal tender. It occurs whenever there is a change in national currency. The current form or forms of money is pulled from circulation and retired, often to be replaced with new notes or coins. One of the benefits of demonetization is the reduction of various forms of criminal activity. Through the demonetization process, old banknotes and coins are discontinued and taken out of circulation, and effectively become worthless. For groups conducting criminal activities, such as terrorism, their supply of money effectively becomes worthless, as the currency is no longer legal tender. Demonetization of currency can also prevent tax evasion, as those that are evading taxes must exchange their existing currency or risk their money becoming worthless. In the currency exchange process, the government can catch those who have evaded taxes and retroactive tax their unreported earnings.


Stringent Government Regulations 

Lack of universal directives pertaining to applications of security paper is anticipated to restrain the market during forecast period. Every single country has diverse directives pertaining to applications of security paper. Companies find it difficult to deal with these country-wise regulations. This discourages investment in the security paper market, thereby restraining the market.

Banknotes, Legal & Government Documents segment is expected to be the largest during the forecast period

The advancement of this segment is accredited to the constant printing, circulation, and reprinting of banknotes, coupled with the rise in the number of cases of counterfeit notes, which are projected to drive the demand for security papers for banknotes. Moreover, the growth in travel is anticipated to boost the demand for passports and visas, which in turn, is projected to drive the security paper market. Additionally, owing to the rising concerns toward national security, several countries are majorly focusing on developing highly secured ID cards, boosting the usage of security papers in identity cards.

The substrates segment is expected to have the highest CAGR during the forecast period

Polymer substrate is unique of the key elements used for manufacturing security paper. The long lifespan of the polymer has contributed to the growing demand for plastic in the manufacture of security papers. Hybrid security papers are another type of substrate, which are special papers with security features containing watermarks, security fibers, and threads, and are used in various types of security documents.

Region with highest share:

The Asia Pacific is projected to hold the highest market share, owing to a high preference for cash transactions coupled with several initiatives taken by the government for the development of the BFSI sector in developing economies. Most of the individuals in this province are migrating to foreign countries for higher studies and jobs. Therefore, the growing demand for visa applications and passports is projected to drive market growth in the next few years. Moreover, the strong demand for security features such as watermarks, holograms being embedded during the printing stage of banknotes, passports, and stamps, the growing tourism industry, economic stability, increasing incomes, and infrastructure. Furthermore, the growth of the market in the province is also driven by the increasing demand for banknotes due to the population growth and cash-based economy in some countries such as India and Indonesia. The high demand for security papers in the region is attributed to the increased spending on legal services such as documentation, litigation, and licensing. This factor, in turn, has boosted the demand for legal documents in the region. Increasing awareness among customers and companies about document security is projected to fuel the growth of the market during the forecast period.

Region with highest CAGR:

Europe is projected to have the highest CAGR, with the increasing counterfeit cases in European countries, governments are seeking innovative ideas for new technologies and methods that could help make banknotes more secure. This is expected to provide new opportunities to the market. Sweden is well placed to become the world’s first cashless country by completely shifting to digital currency. The high demand for security papers is attributed to the increased spending on legal services such as documentation, litigation, and licensing. With government and military interest in the rising of forged documents, the European province has upped its security paper game.

Key players in the market:

Some of the key players profiled in the Security Paper Market include Giesecke+Devrient Currency Technology GmbH, Fedrigoni Group, Infinity Security Papers Limited, Ceprohart SA, Drewsen Specialty Papers GmbH & Co. KG, Security Paper Mill, Inc., Ciotola s.r.l., De La Rue plc, Fedrigoni S.P.A., Security Papers Limited, Giesecke+Devrient GmbH, Security Printing & Minting Corporation of India Ltd (SPMCIL), Goznak, China Banknote Printing and Minting Corporation, FNMT-RCM, Document Security Systems Inc.

Key developments:

In February 2020: Document Security Systems Inc. announced the launch of the company’s AuthentiGuard Security Paper to the general market. It is designed to prevent fraudulent copies and scans, offering eight layered features, ensuring that certificates and documents cannot be tampered with or accurately duplicated.

In January 2018: Giesecke+Devrient announced that it won a contract of USD 308.3 million in Egypt. The Central Bank of Egypt commissioned Giesecke+Devrient with the planning and development of an integral plant for the production and processing of banknotes in Egypt.

In May 2018: SPMCIL signed a growth-oriented MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) with the Department of Economic Affairs (DEA) and Ministry of Finance for the year 2018-19. This MOU was based on the principle of growth in a globally competitive market.

Components Covered: 
• Hybrid Papers
• Watermarks
• Holograms
• Thread
• CBS1
• Color pigments
• Heavy Stock
• Micro-Printing
• Substrates
• Tear Resistant
• Ultraviolet (UV) Fibers 

Security Features Covered:
• Overt
• Covert 

Applications Covered:
• Banknotes, Legal & Government Documents
• Certificates, Identity cards,
• Cheques
• Currency Notes/Bank Notes
• Legal and Authentication Government Documents
• Medical Report & Prescription
• Passport & Visa
• Payment Cards
• Personal ID
• Stamp Paper
• Ticketing
• Transportation & Logistics  

Regions Covered:
• North America
o US
o Canada
o Mexico
• Europe
o Germany
o UK
o Italy
o France
o Spain
o Rest of Europe
• Asia Pacific
o Japan       
o China       
o India       
o Australia 
o New Zealand
o South Korea
o Rest of Asia Pacific   
• South America
o Argentina
o Brazil
o Chile
o Rest of South America
• Middle East & Africa
o Saudi Arabia
o Qatar
o South Africa
o Rest of Middle East & Africa

What our report offers:
- Market share assessments for the regional and country-level segments
- Strategic recommendations for the new entrants
- Covers Market data for the years 2020, 2021, 2022, 2025 and 2028
- Market Trends (Drivers, Constraints, Opportunities, Threats, Challenges, Investment Opportunities, and recommendations)
- Strategic recommendations in key business segments based on the market estimations
- Competitive landscaping mapping the key common trends
- Company profiling with detailed strategies, financials, and recent developments
- Supply chain trends mapping the latest technological advancements

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Table of Contents

1 Executive Summary    
2 Preface    

 2.1 Abstract   
 2.2 Stake Holders   
 2.3 Research Scope   
 2.4 Research Methodology   
  2.4.1 Data Mining  
  2.4.2 Data Analysis  
  2.4.3 Data Validation  
  2.4.4 Research Approach  
 2.5 Research Sources   
  2.5.1 Primary Research Sources  
  2.5.2 Secondary Research Sources  
  2.5.3 Assumptions  
3 Market Trend Analysis    

 3.1 Introduction   
 3.2 Drivers   
 3.3 Restraints   
 3.4 Opportunities   
 3.5 Threats   
 3.6 Application Analysis   
 3.7 Emerging Markets   
 3.8 Impact of Covid-19   
4 Porters Five Force Analysis     
 4.1 Bargaining power of suppliers   
 4.2 Bargaining power of buyers   
 4.3 Threat of substitutes   
 4.4 Threat of new entrants   
 4.5 Competitive rivalry   
5 Global Security Paper Market, By Component    
 5.1 Introduction   
 5.2 Hybrid Papers   
 5.3 Watermarks   
  5.3.1 MOLD  
  5.3.2 Fourdrinier  
 5.4 Holograms   
 5.5 Thread    
  5.5.1 Security  
  5.5.2 Embedded  
 5.6 CBS1   
 5.7 Color pigments   
 5.8 Heavy Stock   
 5.9 Micro-Printing   
 5.10 Substrates   
 5.11 Tear Resistant   
 5.12 Ultraviolet (UV) Fibers   
6 Global Security Paper Market, By Security Feature     
 6.1 Introduction   
 6.2 Overt   
 6.3 Covert   
7 Global Security Paper Market, By Application    
 7.1 Introduction    
 7.2 Banknotes, Legal & Government Documents   
 7.3 Certificates, Identity cards,   
 7.4 Cheques   
 7.5 Currency Notes/Bank Notes   
 7.6 Legal and Authentication Government Documents   
 7.7 Medical Report & Prescription   
 7.8 Passport & Visa   
 7.9 Payment Cards   
 7.10 Personal ID   
 7.11 Stamp Paper   
 7.12 Ticketing   
 7.13 Transportation & Logistics   
8 Global Security Paper Market, By Geography    
 8.1 Introduction   
 8.2 North America   
  8.2.1 US  
  8.2.2 Canada  
  8.2.3 Mexico  
 8.3 Europe   
  8.3.1 Germany  
  8.3.2 UK  
  8.3.3 Italy  
  8.3.4 France  
  8.3.5 Spain  
  8.3.6 Rest of Europe  
 8.4 Asia Pacific   
  8.4.1 Japan  
  8.4.2 China  
  8.4.3 India  
  8.4.4 Australia  
  8.4.5 New Zealand  
  8.4.6 South Korea  
  8.4.7 Rest of Asia Pacific  
 8.5 South America   
  8.5.1 Argentina  
  8.5.2 Brazil  
  8.5.3 Chile  
  8.5.4 Rest of South America  
 8.6 Middle East & Africa   
  8.6.1 Saudi Arabia  
  8.6.2 UAE  
  8.6.3 Qatar  
  8.6.4 South Africa  
  8.6.5 Rest of Middle East & Africa  
9 Key Developments    
 9.1 Agreements, Partnerships, Collaborations and Joint Ventures   
 9.2 Acquisitions & Mergers   
 9.3 New Product Launch   
 9.4 Expansions   
 9.5 Other Key Strategies   
10 Company Profiling    

 10.1 Giesecke+Devrient Currency Technology GmbH   
 10.2 Fedrigoni Group   
 10.3 Infinity Security Papers Limited   
 10.4 Ceprohart SA   
 10.5 Drewsen Specialty Papers GmbH & Co. KG   
 10.6 Security Paper Mill, Inc.   
 10.7 Ciotola s.r.l.   
 10.8 De La Rue plc   
 10.9 Fedrigoni S.P.A.   
 10.10 Security Papers Limited   
 10.11 Giesecke+Devrient GmbH   
 10.12 Security Printing & Minting Corporation of India Ltd (SPMCIL)   
 10.13 Goznak   
 10.14 China Banknote Printing and Minting Corporation   
 10.15 FNMT-RCM   
 10.16 Document Security Systems Inc.   

List of Tables     
1 Global Security Paper Market Outlook, By Region (2020-2028) (US $MN)     
2 Global Security Paper Market Outlook, By Component (2020-2028) (US $MN)     
3 Global Security Paper Market Outlook, By Hybrid Papers (2020-2028) (US $MN)     
4 Global Security Paper Market Outlook, By Watermarks (2020-2028) (US $MN)     
5 Global Security Paper Market Outlook, By MOLD (2020-2028) (US $MN)     
6 Global Security Paper Market Outlook, By Fourdrinier (2020-2028) (US $MN)     
7 Global Security Paper Market Outlook, By Holograms (2020-2028) (US $MN)     
8 Global Security Paper Market Outlook, By Thread  (2020-2028) (US $MN)     
9 Global Security Paper Market Outlook, By Security (2020-2028) (US $MN)     
10 Global Security Paper Market Outlook, By Embedded (2020-2028) (US $MN)     
11 Global Security Paper Market Outlook, By CBS1 (2020-2028) (US $MN)     
12 Global Security Paper Market Outlook, By Color pigments (2020-2028) (US $MN)     
13 Global Security Paper Market Outlook, By Heavy Stock (2020-2028) (US $MN)     
14 Global Security Paper Market Outlook, By Micro-Printing (2020-2028) (US $MN)     
15 Global Security Paper Market Outlook, By Substrates (2020-2028) (US $MN)     
16 Global Security Paper Market Outlook, By Tear Resistant (2020-2028) (US $MN)     
17 Global Security Paper Market Outlook, By Ultraviolet (UV) Fibers (2020-2028) (US $MN)     
18 Global Security Paper Market Outlook, By Security Feature  (2020-2028) (US $MN)     
19 Global Security Paper Market Outlook, By Overt (2020-2028) (US $MN)     
20 Global Security Paper Market Outlook, By Covert (2020-2028) (US $MN)     
21 Global Security Paper Market Outlook, By Application (2020-2028) (US $MN)     
22 Global Security Paper Market Outlook, By Banknotes, Legal & Government Documents (2020-2028) (US $MN)     
23 Global Security Paper Market Outlook, By Certificates, Identity cards, (2020-2028) (US $MN)     
24 Global Security Paper Market Outlook, By Cheques (2020-2028) (US $MN)     
25 Global Security Paper Market Outlook, By Currency Notes/Bank Notes (2020-2028) (US $MN)     
26 Global Security Paper Market Outlook, By Legal and Authentication Government Documents (2020-2028) (US $MN)     
27 Global Security Paper Market Outlook, By Medical Report & Prescription (2020-2028) (US $MN)     
28 Global Security Paper Market Outlook, By Passport & Visa (2020-2028) (US $MN)     
29 Global Security Paper Market Outlook, By Payment Cards (2020-2028) (US $MN)     
30 Global Security Paper Market Outlook, By Personal ID (2020-2028) (US $MN)     
31 Global Security Paper Market Outlook, By Stamp Paper (2020-2028) (US $MN)     
32 Global Security Paper Market Outlook, By Ticketing (2020-2028) (US $MN)     
33 Global Security Paper Market Outlook, By Transportation & Logistics (2020-2028) (US $MN)     
Note- Tables for North America, Europe, APAC, South America, and Middle East & Africa Regions are also represented in the same manner as above.    

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