Thanks to our partnership with industry leaders in the sector, the array of products for security application is broad, ranging from base papers for cheques, passports, stamps and security certificates up to banknotes.


  • A worldwide supplier of security paper, suitable for high-end security documents
  • Manufacture and delivery to selected markets in accordance with established trade rules and procedures
  • Project management to coordinate a network of paper mills
  • We believe in long-term business relationships and a transparent business model



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Company Evolution

Ciotola S.r.l. was founded in October 2001 as Polo Paper & Packaging S.r.l., in association with Polo AG, Vienna.

In June 2003, we acquired the shares of Polo AG, changing the name of the company to Ciotola S.r.l.

At the beginning the company focused its commercial operations in Italy, the Middle East and Africa with local sales operations in Dubai and Casablanca.

Recent expansion has seen additional representation in Addis Ababa and Khartoum.

A Security Paper Partnership (Ciotola, SPM, Favini) was formed in 2012 and was made stronger in 2013 by Radeče Papir.

In 2019 Ciotola acquired the operational control over Speciality Paper Mill, Steti, CZ.


Security Paper Partnership: Ciotola together with their own paper production –  SPM (Security Paper Mill, CZ)  and Radeče Papir, Slovenia.

Ciotola S.r.l. has operational control of SPM.  It also represents customer requirements, is responsible for project management, technical coordination, logistics and administration services.

The Partnership also has access to other European suppliers for certain applications



The partership’s mission is to supply premium paper for high security documents, with security features built-in at the wet-end, during manufacturing.



  • Fourdrinier or Cylinder Mould paper machine technology. Paper machines for wet-end incorporated security features
  • Post-processing security elements




Post processing security features


    SPMSecurity Paper Mill, Steti, CZ


  • Production:    Fourdrinier Technology – premium high security paper, with wet-end built in features
  • Certification:  ISO 9001;  ISO 14001; ISO/IEC 27001
  • Employees      80 – production, administration
  • USP:                 In-house Dandy-Roll Production
  • Location :       STETI, CZ













chequeCheque Papers 95 g/m2

  1. Mill watermarks
  2. Customised watermarks
  3. Instant verification system


Security Features:
UV Dull
UV fibres
Chemical Reactions
Positioned Planchette



Passport End Book 140 g/m2passport

  1. Fourdrinier


Security Features:

50% cotton /50% bleached wood pulp



tax-stampsRevenue & Tax Stamps 70 g/m2 + 10 g/m2 (gum)

  1. 70 g/m2 security facestock paper
  2. 10 g/m2 PVA gumming

Security Features:

Customised Watermark
UV Dull
UV Fibres
Chemical Reactions





Visa Stickers 173 g/m2

  1. 70 g/m2 security facestock paper
  2. 20 g/m2 water-based permanent adhesive
  3. 85 g/m2 back liner siliconised

Security Features:

UV Dull
UV Fibres
Chemical Reactions





Diplomas & Certificates – Security Paper + BoardCerts1901

e.g. Security Board 150 g/m2,  1/side felt marked


Security Features:

UV Dull


50% Cotton Blend
UV fibres

Chemical Reactions

Watermark visible up to 200 g/m2  !






Radeče Papir, Slovenia

  • Production:   Cylinder Mould Technology – Premium high security paper,with wet-end built in features
  • USP:                In-house Cylinder Mould Production
  • Employees    >80 – production, administration
  • Location:       Radeče, Slovenia


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Banknote Paper:

Proprietary Information


Passport Papers / Visa pages:

  1. Cylinder Mould multi-tone watermark + electro-type
  2. Fully embedded security thread, 1 to 4 mm wide

Security Features:

UV Dull
50% Cotton Blend
UV fibres
Chemical Reactions



Complementary Security Features/Materials

Other Suppliers –  features and materials



Partner: centrografico

Milan, IT

A leader in holographic converting technology for security foils
anti -counterfeiting of documents and branded products.

  • OPS TM  Passport Personalisation System
    customised data page overlays
  • Card Protection Solutions – Embedding patches for polycarbonate /
    PVC / Polyester / Paper Core Cards
  • application – registered holographic patches and stripes
  • Teslin cards – microtext, guilloches, invisible UV inks /
    full surface holograms


Plastic Films / Sheet

Partner: Bilcare Research

Staufen, Germany (10 sites worlwide)
filmsforcard1Leading manufacturer for 50 years of  calendered and extruded PVC, PET, HDPE, PP,
ABS rigid and semi-rigid film and sheet
(solo, coated/coextruded composites) for:

  • filmsforcard2Films for card solutions (e.g. Credit Cards)
  • Pharma blisters
  • Shrink films for sleeves




Plastic Sheet Conversion



Partner: MF Group, Bologna

Card design, personalisation and production.

Security features

  • OVI ink
  • Wood’s lamp ink
  • Guilloche
  • Micro texture
  • Hologram and holographic effects
  • Thermochromatic ink



Security Blanks for Coinage

Partner: JARDEN, USA


Products: Alloy-based blanks (mainly Zinc)

Central Banks
State Mints