Our credentials and capabilities

Portals is a truly independent global integrator of security features, supporting the production of more than 70 million passports, 60 million certificates, and 200 million brand labels each year, for use in more than 50 countries around the world.

Rebecca Lewis

Operations Director

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


Dedicated high security mill in the UK




Accredited to supply the
security industry


Passport paper supplier
to over 50 countries

Manufacturing excellence

Big enough to trust, but also small enough to care, the team at Portals are experts with a proven track record of successful delivery and supply. We pride ourselves on our ability to be reliable and responsive, always enabling our customers to get the very most from working with us.

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

Bathford Mill first made paper in 1809, and is the only dedicated cylinder mould wood pulp paper mill in the world. The site has a focus on the production of papers for security documents including passports, certificates, vouchers and labels.

And with a series of well-established, comprehensive and robust processes and testing facilities, employing traditional techniques with advanced information systems, you can certain that quality is absolutely paramount across the entire business.


Portals has been supplying high security papers and secure components to governments and the security industry for over 300 years. Throughout that time, our name has become synonymous with innovation across the sector.

We have pioneered a number of ground breaking new products over the years incuding Edgestone™, Cornerstone©, Textmark™ and Skylight™.

Our ultimate goal is always to help our customers protect their documents. To do this, our approach to innovation is largely one of partnership – working with subject matter experts to help our customers stay one step ahead of would be counterfeiters.

Our Credentials & Accreditation

Expectations of ourselves and each other are built on core values. Whatever our roles are and wherever we work, we have a responsibility to ensure we demonstrate integrity in the way we behave with each other, our customers and other partners.

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