Zhongchao Special Security Technology Co., Ltd. (ZSST), a subsidiary of China Banknote Printing and Minting Corporation (CBPM) under the People's Bank of China, is specialized in research and development of innovative optical security features and magnetic readable technologies as well as production of film-based anti-counterfeiting products. As the largest security thread manufacturer in the world, ZSST has been committed to providing special security technologies and products in aspects of holography, color-shift, machine-readable features and so on, holding an important position in the international community of optical security. Recently, at 2015 International Holography Conference™, ZSST won the IHMA award category for Innovation and Holographic Technology for its patented ColordanceTM security with independent intellectual property right.
Headquartered in Beijing, the Company has production facilities in both Beijing and Baoding, with more than 560 employees. In 2008, the Optical Security Research Institute was set up to lead the core technology innovation activities in the company. It boasts a professional R&D team consisting of excellent graduates with Ph.D and Master Degree from well-known universities and institutes at home and aboard.
Over 12 years since its establishment, the Company has made major breakthroughs in the technical fields of color-shift, optical microstructure and microlens. Some of patent technologies are applied in banknotes, commemorative banknotes and UnionPay cards, i.e., commemorative banknotes for Olympic Games, new edition of RMB one-hundred note, commemorative banknotes for aerospace, Macao Zodiac commemorative banknotes, and so forth, forming a series of products represented by security thread, security label, security panel and signature panel. In recent years, ZSST entered in international community, and won international prizes for its R&D achievements. It has established strategic cooperation with a number of international powerful enterprises and become one of the world's cutting-edge anti-counterfeiting enterprises.