Expert security designers, paper makers and component integrators

Portals operates the only cylinder mould paper mill in the world, entirely dedicated to producing non-banknote high security document papers. In our Bathford plant we seamlessly combine traditional techniques with the latest innovations.

Leading the industry in the fight against counterfeit documents, Portals is a truly independent global integrator of security features, supporting the production of more than 70 million passports, 60 million certificates and countless other applications each year, for use in more than 50 countries around the world.

Our team at Portals is made up of subject, sector and manufacturing experts, specialising in the delivery of tailored security document solutions.

Our expertise

Solution Design

Design is at the heart of everything that we do.

Watermark Origination

Expert construction of the cylinder mould.

Paper Making

Global excellence in cylinder mould papermaking.

Quality & Innovation

Inspection, improvement, integration, innovation.

We pride ourselves in our ability to deliver consistently high security, technologically advanced and beautifully designed products for our clients across the globe.

Rebecca Lewis, Operations Director


Security is paramount in everything we do.

We are devoted to delivering the highest levels of security:
– the physical security, safety and protection of our facilities;
– an exclusive focus on the manufacture of high security products;
– a commitment to ensure our customers’ documents stay ahead of the counterfeiters.

From a physical site perspective, we are a non-banknote manufacturing facility, operating at banknote security levels.
– Fenced with 100% CCTV
– 24/7 guard presence
– Security cleared employees
– Risk assessed transport routes
– Paper under camera in the mill
– Intergraf accredited

Fit for purpose

Delivering the optimum product for the end use.

Our in-house team of technical experts will assist and advise on the most appropriate specifications to meet your security document requirements, such as durability, readability, longevity, frangibility, tamper evidence and anti-scanning protection.


Engineered for exceptional performance.

The printed elements of a high security document can be extensive. At Portals all our papers are specially designed to ensure maximum printability, easy running and optimal performance.

Professional associations

Valuing the role we play within the industry.

As a leading and trusted name across the industry, we have developed strong relationships with the all the key regulatory bodies, partners and associations to ensure best practice and a collaborative approach in the fight against counterfeit documents.

We actively engage with ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organisation) and have links to global border control agencies and document fraud specialists. We also have strong relationships with Interpol, the UN (United Nations), IOM (International Organisation for Migration) and OSCE (Organisation for the Security and Coordination in Europe)*.

From a paper manufacturing perspective, we work in accordance to the relevant ISO (International Standards Organisation) standards and regularly participate with PITA (Paper Industry Technical Association), the CPI (Confederation of Paper Industries) and PABIAC (Paper and Board Industry Advisory Committee), liaising with Intergraf and the DSA (Document Security Alliance) for security documents best practice. We also have our ESG collaborations including the PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) schemes and ECOVADIS (business sustainability support).

*not exhaustive list