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UEFA chooses B.C. tech firm for Euro 2016 ticket anti-counterfeiting measures

Nanotech Security Corp.'s intense high definition imaging and anti-counterfeiting security features replace the holograms often seen on tickets for big events

April 7, 2016  by Canadian Staff

VANCOUVER—Burnaby, B.C.-based Nanotech Security Corp. provided authentication and brand-protection technology for admission tickets to the UEFA Euro 2016 Football Championship, a prestigious soccer event being held in France from June 10 to July 10, 2016.

Nanotech’s KolourOptik technology was chosen for admission tickets. The company’s intense high definition (iHD) full colour imaging capabilities and anti-counterfeiting security features have replaced the older hologram technology used at past events.

The technology controls the wavelengths of light at the nano-scale, producing an ultra-high resolution image that can only be seen from specifically engineered viewing angles.

See an example of the image used on the UEFA Euro 2016 admission tickets on the UEFA website.


Nanotech’s engineers used a complex mathematical algorithm and advanced manufacturing technologies to embed more than two billion nano-sized holes on each ticket. Only using the reflection of light and no ink, the nano-sized holes create the famous event mascot “Super Victor” in a photonic intense high resolution image.

Nanotech Security Corp. designs and produces advanced security products and law enforcement solutions. The company has two operations in B.C., one in Thurso, Que., and a surveillance division in Holmes, Penn.