International Hologram Manufacturers Association

International Hologram Manufacturers Association

The International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA) is a not for profit organisation designed to represent and promote the interests of hologram manufacturers and the hologram industry, worldwide. Founded in 1993, the association currently represents 90 members worldwide, and hosts an awards ceremony each year at the HoloPackHoloPrint conference designed to reward those whose outstanding contributions to holography advance the industry. The association has secretariat offices in both Europe and America.

Aims & Benefits

The Association's aims are:

* To promote the worldwide interests of the holography industry
* To promote, through a Code of Conduct ethical business practice and high standards amongst its membership
* To shape the direction and development of the industry
* To encourage communication within the holography industry
* To reward outstanding holographic developments

In addition to contributing to the aims of the association, IHMA membership allows members certain benefits. These include:
* Intergraf's security certification for secure hologram producers
* Inclusion in the Hologram Image Register - an IGMA initiative that protects holographic images
* Subscription to Holography News
* Publicity and holography patent alerts

Publications

The IHMA have published a number of publications offering guidance to converters, users and manufacters of holograms and other holgraphic materials. These are
* The Glossary of Holographic Terms
* Specifying and Purchasing Authenticating DOVIDS
* Hologram Patent Guidelines
* Hologram Copyright Guidelines

Excellence in Holography Awards

Each year, at the HolopackHoloprint annual conference, the IHMA presents 'Excellence in Holography Awards' to parties deemed to have made outstanding contributions to the holographic industry. The awards, divided into six categories aim to reward the developments which show the greatest innovation or commercial potential.

The six categories available to vote on are:

* Authentication/Security
* Packaging
* Promotion/Illustration
* Industrial
* New holographic product
* New holographic technique

From these and the other categories one winner is chosen for the Best of the Year Award. A further award, the Brian Monaghan Award for Business Innovation, is made at the discretion of the IHMA to an individual judged to have made an outstanding contribution to the development of the hologram industry. Past winners of this award include Sal D’Amato of ABNH, Werner Reinhart of Kurz, Gunther Dausmann of Hologram Industries Research, hologram inventor Steve McGrew, Hugues Souparis of Hologram Industries and Brian Monaghan himself posthumously.

Current members

The IHMA currently has just under 90 members worldwide. They are:
* 3D AG
* 3M Company
* AC Hologram
* AET Films
* AHEAD Optoelectronics, Inc.
* Alpha Lasertek India Limited
* American Bank Note Holographics, In
* API Holographics
* Atech-Holografica
* Azure Photonics Co Ltd
* Bajaj Holographics (I) Pvt Ltd
* BEP Hologram
* Cavomit
* Centro Grafico DG SpA
* Coformex SA de CV
* Computer Holography Centre
* Concern Russian Security Technology
* Crown Roll Leaf, Inc.
* Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
* De La Rue Holographics
* Demax PLC
* Diaures SpA
* Dongnan Industry Company Limited
* Eskay Holographics Ltd
* Everest Holovisions Ltd
* Fast Forms de Mexico
* Fasver
* First Print Yard Holographics
* Flex Industries Ltd
* Formas Inteligentes SA de CV
* Garware Polyester Limited
* Gopsons Papers Ltd
* Hague Print
* Hi-Glo Images Pvt Ltd
* HOLO 3D s.r.l.
* Holo Security Technologies
* Holo-Source Corporation
* Holoflex Limited
* Hologram Company Rako
* Hologram Varga Miklos
* Hologram.Industries
* Holographic Origination & Machineries Ltd.
* Holographic Security Marking Systems Pvt. Ltd.
* HoloGrate,JSC
* Holostik India Limited
* Huagong Tech Company Ltd.
* Hueck Folien GmbH
* Ignetta Holographic
* Imprensa Nacional Casa da Moeda
* Impresora Silvaform
* Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca Stato
* ITW Covid
* JSC Holography Industry Ltd
* K Laser Technology Inc.
* Krypten
* Laser Art Studio Ltd
* Leonardus SrL
* Leonhard Kurz GmbH & Co. KG
* Light Impressions International Ltd
* Louisenthal GmbH
* Mano Hologram Ltd
* Metatex Private Limited
* Methaz Holografik Company Ltd
* MTM Holografi Güvenlikli Basim ve Bilisim Teknolojileri San ve Tic A.S
* Nikka Techno Inc
* NovaVision Inc
* OpSec Security Ltd
* Optaglio Group
* Pacific Holographics
* Polskie Systemy Holograficzne
* Pura Barutama, PT
* Rainbow Holographics Ltd
* S.C. Optoelectronica 2001 S.A.
* Schreiner ProSecure
* Scientific & Technical Centre "Atlas"
* Shriram Holographics
* SK Hologram Co Ltd
* Spatial Imaging Limited
* Specialised Enterprise Holography Ltd
* Starcke Oy
* System Intelligence Products
* Topac Multimedia Print GmbH
* Toppan Printing Company
* Trautwein Security GmbH & Co
* XETOS AG
* Zoomsoft

External links

* [http://www.ihma.org/ International Hologram Manufacturers Association Website]


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