Scottish bank going forth with polymer fiver honoring the Forth (Bridge)

PRW

Published: May 23, 2014 12:14 pm ET
Updated: May 23, 2014 12:23 pm ET

Image By: Clydesdale Bank plc Scotland's Clydesdale Bank plc will debut a 5 pound polymer note in 2015 to mark the anniversary of the Forth Bridge.

Related to this story

Topics Public Policy, Film & Sheet, Europe

Scotland will be first part of Great Britain to use plastic bank notes following a decision by Clydesdale Bank plc to put 2 million polymer 5 pound notes into circulation in 2015.

The limited edition note will commemorate the 125th anniversary of the Forth Bridge over the Firth of Forth near Edinburgh. In 1999, Northern Bank of Northern Ireland issued a commemorative polymer 5 pound note to mark the turn of the century.

The Clydesdale fiver will feature a portrait of Sir William Arrol, the owner of the company that constructed the bridge, which has been nominated for the Unesco World Heritage List.

Debbie Crosbie, executive director at Glasgow-based Clydesdale Bank, said: “Clydesdale Bank is very proud to commemorate the Forth Bridge on our new … note. The structure is renowned across the world as an incredible feat of engineering so it was a fitting choice for a ground-breaking new banknote.”

The Bank of England is switching to all polymer notes in 2016, supplied by Innovia Films Ltd., which is investing more than $30 million to produce the currency.


Comments

Scottish bank going forth with polymer fiver honoring the Forth (Bridge)

PRW

Published: May 23, 2014 12:14 pm ET
Updated: May 23, 2014 12:23 pm ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story


More stories

Image

Beer maker Carlsberg enlists suppliers for 'upcycling' project

July 22, 2014 11:14 am ET

Carlsberg Breweries A/S in Denmark has started an ambitious project with its suppliers to optimize its packaging for the purpose of “upcycling....    More

Image

Windmöller & Hölscher looking to continued growth in China

July 21, 2014 3:40 pm ET

With 2013 global sales of 600 million euros, China has grown into an important export market for Windmöller & Hölscher KG, second only to the United...    More

San Antonio launching curbside recycling of plastic bags

July 21, 2014 3:06 pm ET

Curbside plastic bag recycling is coming to one of the largest cities in the country.    More

Image

Grocery store chain says bag recycling up by 10 percent

July 21, 2014 2:54 pm ET

Kroger Co., with more than 2,600 stores in 34 states and sales nearing $100 billion, saw plastic bag recycling increase by 10 percent last year.    More

Image

New startup uses film for a 'virtual venetian blind' in smart windows

July 21, 2014 12:50 pm ET

Flexible ITO Solutions, which goes by FITOS, has an informal development agreement with a smart window manufacturer that could use the technology to m...    More

Market Reports

Injection Molders Market Report & Ranking 2014

This special package contains our 132-page 2014 Market Report on the Injection Molding segment and our exclusive 2014 RANKINGS database of 500+ Injection Molders for a discounted package price.

Learn more

Plastics Recycling Market Review & Outlook 2014

This special report from Plastics News examines the North American plastics recycling industry and provides insight into indicators that impact market viability, including Resin pricing trends for virgin and recycled market material and historical Resin production trends for post- consumer and industrial waste.

Learn more

Shale Gas Market - Analysis of North American Region

This report highlights the impact of shale-based natural gas on the North American plastics market and features an in-depth analysis of production trends in the United States during 2013 and a forecast for 2014 and beyond.

Learn more

Upcoming Plastics News Events

September 10, 2014 - September 12, 2014Plastics Caps & Closures 2014

February 4, 2015 - February 6, 2015Plastics News Executive Forum 2015

More Events