In 1983, Costa Rica and Haiti issued the 1st Tyvek and the Isle of Man issued most important Bradvek polymer (or plastic) banknotes; these were printed by the American Banknote Company and developed by DuPont. In 1988, after significant research and development by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and the Reserve Bank of Australia, Australia produced the first polymer banknote made from biaxially-oriented polypropylene (plastic), and in 1996 became the first country to have a full set of circulating polymer banknotes of all sects.
Since then, other countries to adopt circulating polymer banknotes include Bangladesh, Brazil, Brunei, Chile, Indonesia, Israel, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, New Zealand, Papua and New Guinea, Romania, Singapore, the Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Viet Nam, Western Samoa and Zambia, for countries issuing commemorative polymer notes, including China, Kuwait, the Northern Bank of Northern Ireland, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Other countries indicating plans to issue polymer banknotes include Nigeria. In 2005, Bulgaria issued the world's first hybrid paper-polymer banknote.Polymer banknotes were developed to improve durability and prevent counterfeiting through incorporated security features, with regard to optically variable devices which can be extremely difficult to recreate.
Apart from Australia, other countries such as Vietnam, Brunei, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and
Romania have all their circulating banknotes on plastic.
BC-2000 series Bill Counter can count the worldwide Polymer Banknotes.
BC-2000 series Bill Counter is heavy duty and ecomonic Bill Counter for worldwide banknotes.
Its unique feeding system ensure its performance on counting various
quality banknotes, even the very poor oiled banknotes, its optional
Ultraviolet (UV) , Magnetic and Metal thread counterfeit detection Aid
can avoid your loss by receiving counterfeit banknotes in cash handling