Smithers Pira Security Experts at Security Document World 2017

LEATHERHEAD, Surrey, UK – June 8, 2017 – Smithers Pira, a worldwide authority on security print and paper technology, announces today that it will be exhibiting at Security Document World (SDW) 2017, 27-28 June in London, UK.

Smithers Pira will showcase its wide range of consultancy and testing expertise across the passport, government ID, and security product sectors, as well as banknote printing and security packaging. 

Visitors will have the opportunity to speak with technical experts Maggie Carnegie and Doug Leatherdale. Maggie Carnegie is Principal Consultant for testing security documents at Smithers Pira and has over 30 years’ experience working in the print industry. Doug Leatherdale heads the testing laboratory and has over 25 years’ experience in the physical testing of print and packaging materials.

Visitors to SDW 2017 can learn about Smithers Pira’s range of specialist testing and evaluation services for secure documents, security papers and printed products. The company provides industry-leading independent expertise for the evaluation of passports, ID cards, driver’s licences, and payment cards; including UKAS ISO 17025-accredited physical and durability testing, advice on Standards and end-user requirements. For further information on our testing services visit:

In addition to its testing services, Smithers Pira publishes security technology market reports that cover all aspects of the security printing and brand protection industries. The company will present two new reports at SDW 2017:

With thorough examination of the key trends, opportunities and emerging technologies set to shape the security printing and brand protection industries, these reports provide security technology businesses with accurate and well-researched strategic forecasts for the future.

John Nelson who leads Smithers Pira’s market reports and consultancy team for security printing applications will be joining a panel of experts on 28th June 2017 at the SDW 17 conference to share key insights from Smithers’ latest market research. 

The panel will be discussing some of the key topics affecting the security industry and in particular John will be highlighting the three key disruptive trends in Personal ID 2017-2022.

About Smithers Pira

Smithers Pira is a worldwide authority on the packaging, paper and print industry supply chains. Providing world-leading expertise and market intelligence, the company offers a range of testing services supported by comprehensive facilities in the UK and US.

The company’s market reports provide an independent and expert view of the security industry, with accurate and well-researched forecasts based on in-depth industry analysis.

Meet Smithers Pira on Stand L17,  27th - 28th June 2017.

Visitors to SDW 2017 will receive a special 10% discount on Ten-year Forecast of Disruptive Technologies in Security Printing and Brand Protection to 2026; The Future of Security Printing Substrates, Inks and Laminates to 2020; The Future of Anti-Counterfeiting, Brand Protection and Security Packaging to 2022 and The Future of Global Security Printing Markets to 2022. Enter code 10OFFSDW17 at checkout, valid until 12 June 2017 

About SDW 2017

SDW 2017 is an industry-leading exhibition and conference for security document professionals held in Westminster, London. Now in its 11th year, the event provides a global showcase for next-generation human identity solutions, focusing on intrinsic document security and on the cutting-edge secure infrastructure now required to produce and use these advanced documents in live situations. The exhibition on 27-28 June is free for visitors to attend. For more information, visit