Watermark «Goznak»: what secrets does the production of banknote paper

© RIA Novosti / Igor Kitaevedami in fotobounce on the building of the Krasnokamsk paper mill (branch of JSC Goznak) in KrasnokamskWatermark «Goznak»: what secrets does the production of banknote paper© RIA Novosti / Igor Kitaevedami the image Bank

Goznak opened in Krasnokamsk paper factory, a new production of banknote and security papers. At the opening ceremony it was noted that this is a historic moment for the company, and the question of «why» the company just decided to show reporters the new shop.

About what conventional paper differs from the banknote is protected and what secrets stores factory how paper is produced and why it is important for Russia and other countries in the world has found out the correspondent of RIA Novosti.

«Captures» — is answered by one of the operators of the machine on the question of how the new equipment. But is he quite honestly says, without guile. And there really is something to admire.

The machine, which it controls, looks like two spools of a huge cylindrical paper rolls, crawling through the ominously futuristic red light coming from a thin oblong of bulbs: involuntarily recall the «Star wars» and «blade Runner». Journalists from the apparatus was removed, because the temperature can melt their cameras and leave without a beautiful frame. What this machine does? I guess half a day. Everything was easy: it was the scanner. Machine operator, apparently, has captured the quality of the paper and its complex technological filling, which device and checked.

© RIA Novosti / Igor Kitaevedami in photomontagist the preparation of the cotton materials in the shop for the production of security papers on Krasnokamsk paper factory (branch of JSC «Goznak») in Krasnokamsk.Watermark «Goznak»: what secrets does the production of banknote paper© RIA Novosti / Igor Kitaevedami in photomontagist the preparation of the cotton materials in the shop for the production of security papers on Krasnokamsk paper factory (branch of JSC «Goznak») in Krasnokamsk.
State secrets is a difficult paper

Raw cotton is soaked to the shaggy state (like fleece), gets into various centrifuges, where its spiral powerful installation, cleaning of impurities, and then press the resulting slurry was rolled to sheet. Remains dry and roll. And where is the secret? Why workers can’t go on vacation abroad, you ask?

«This is the heart, the core of the company. Workshop watermarks», — said General Director of «Goznak» Arkady Trachuk someone from the delegation of distinguished guests at the plant, pointing a large metal reel with overhangs, enclosed with a fence. He says it is barely audible, while journalists ran helter-skelter to consider the contents of the premises.

© RIA Novosti / Igor Kitaevedami in photomontagist processing of papers in the workshop for the production of security papers on Krasnokamsk paper factory (branch of JSC «Goznak») in Krasnokamsk.Watermark «Goznak»: what secrets does the production of banknote paper© RIA Novosti / Igor Kitaevedami in photomontagist processing of papers in the workshop for the production of security papers on Krasnokamsk paper factory (branch of JSC «Goznak») in Krasnokamsk.

This is the reason why factory workers are associated with clearance. After all, paper rolls, the output is not simple, and secure, that is not counterfeited. For very important things. And for the money. The technology of this defense — state secret and quality assurance for importers, because the paper is used not only for us, but supplied to order in more than 20 countries.

© RIA Novosti / Igor Kitaevedami in photomontagist processing of papers in the workshop for the production of security papers on Krasnokamsk paper factory (branch of JSC «Goznak») in Krasnokamsk.Watermark «Goznak»: what secrets does the production of banknote paper© RIA Novosti / Igor Kitaevedami in photomontagist processing of papers in the workshop for the production of security papers on Krasnokamsk paper factory (branch of JSC «Goznak») in Krasnokamsk.

«Very expensive,» answers one of the employees of the plant in question, the cost of one roll of such paper. Refusing to reveal the price after persuasion he still says the principle of applying watermarks.

«Fits on the shaft, the air is sucked, and the fiber is precipitated with different density on the matrix grid. Then she would cut and transferred to the cloth, it comes from moisture. And then enters the cylinders, where it is dried and pressed. And it turns out the paper,» says the employee.

© RIA Novosti / Igor Kitaevedami in photomontagist processing of papers in the workshop for the production of security papers on Krasnokamsk paper factory (branch of JSC «Goznak») in Krasnokamsk.Watermark «Goznak»: what secrets does the production of banknote paper© RIA Novosti / Igor Kitaevedami in photomontagist processing of papers in the workshop for the production of security papers on Krasnokamsk paper factory (branch of JSC «Goznak») in Krasnokamsk.
It will be hot

When you enter the workshop the journalists were warned that it would be hot. No one believed, and how can we believe, when it’s so cold and rainy. And then the jacket still had to be removed — some areas are really very hot and dry air, just like in the desert.

The plans of the «Goznak» far-reaching, so the shop will probably be hot for many years to come. As told reporters the company’s CEO Arkady Trachuk, Goznak will gradually abandon old hardware 50 years ago, and to transport the production of the widest range of banknote and security papers in Krasnokamsk.

© RIA Novosti / Igor Kitaevedami in photobacteria checks the banknote paper quality, for the Krasnokamsk paper factory (branch of JSC «Goznak») in Krasnokamsk.Watermark «Goznak»: what secrets does the production of banknote paper© RIA Novosti / Igor Kitaevedami in photobacteria checks the banknote paper quality, for the Krasnokamsk paper factory (branch of JSC «Goznak») in Krasnokamsk.

With the increase in production capacity, the list of countries wishing to purchase products of Goznak can expand — art equipment allows us to perform the most complex orders, explained Trachuk. It is not hard to believe at the opening ceremony of the workshop of the corners and then was heard the foreign speech.

«I guess in any industry there are manufacturers of consumer goods, whose name no one remembers, and there are manufacturers of exclusive products which everyone would like to use. I am very glad that «Goznak» is a manufacturer of exclusive, only five or six. This corresponds to all directions, which puts the government: the import substitution and the development of non-oil export», — said at the ceremony, Deputy Finance Minister Alexei Moiseev.

© RIA Novosti / Igor Kitaevedami photobackgrounds in banknote and special papers on Krasnokamsk paper factory (branch of JSC «Goznak») in Krasnokamsk.Watermark «Goznak»: what secrets does the production of banknote paper© RIA Novosti / Igor Kitaevedami photobackgrounds in banknote and special papers on Krasnokamsk paper factory (branch of JSC «Goznak») in Krasnokamsk.

After the Grand opening and tours of the shop, I stood in the hall, made notes and nearly collided with the forklift paper rolls. I wanted to call out to the driver, but he wasn’t there. Loader without cab that drives itself and ship everything myself. I never managed to find out he is controlled from outside or is a fully programmed machine that takes decisions, but we, nonetheless, a gentleman lost each other on the road. He went to the warehouse with the next roll. I furtively looked — there they were already quite accumulated. So what matters in the paper, and with «intelligent» export in our country, perhaps, all very well.

© RIA Novosti / Igor Kitaevedami in photomontagist processing of papers in the workshop for the production of security papers on Krasnokamsk paper factory (branch of JSC «Goznak») in Krasnokamsk.Watermark «Goznak»: what secrets does the production of banknote paper© RIA Novosti / Igor Kitaevedami in photomontagist processing of papers in the workshop for the production of security papers on Krasnokamsk paper factory (branch of JSC «Goznak») in Krasnokamsk.

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