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Meta Materials to Preview New KolourOptik Stripe at The Banknote & Currency Conference 2022

HALIFAX, NS / ACCESSWIRE / February 17, 2022 / Meta Materials Inc. (the "Company" or "META®") (NASDAQ:MMAT)(FSE:MMAT) a developer of high-performance functional materials and nanocomposites, today announced that its security products business, Nanotech Security, will be previewing a new technology, KolourOptik® Stripe, at The Banknote & Currency Conference 2022.

The META Nanotech team will be attending The Banknote & Currency Conference on February 21-24, 2022, in Washington, D.C. Organized by Currency Research, this key event is a definitive forum on emerging trends and leading technologies in the banknote industry. At the event, registered attendees can experience a demo of our upcoming new nanostructure features based KolourOptik Stripe, which uniquely incorporates more colors, greater movement, and all-angle 3D depth to complement and secure a banknote design story.

"KolourOptik Stripe is designed to offer optimal banknote security with engaging and intuitive authentication effects," said Brian Donnelly, Executive Vice President, Sales at META. "We look forward to pre-launch discussions with partners, banknote designers, technical experts, policy makers and issuing authorities, as we showcase our new technology and its customizable effects."

KolourOptik is a patented visual technology that is exclusive to the government and banknote market and combines sub-wavelength nanostructures and microstructures (also known as metamaterials) to create modern overt security features with a unique and customizable optical effect. When introduced, KolourOptik Stripe will be the latest in a line of plasmonic technology products following M2 and KolourDepth™ and is expected to be one of the highest volume applications in the optical metamaterials industry.

KolourOptik Stripe and its customizable effects are intended to help central banks and governments protect the public from currency counterfeiters and counterfeit-related economic losses. This is a unique opportunity to meet the META Nanotech leadership team in-person and learn how nano-optic technology drives efficiency and security to keep cash a viable, accessible payment instrument. Contact us to request an early sample, book a meeting at The Banknote Conference or learn more about META's Nanotech offerings for currency protection.

On October 5, 2021, Nanotech Security Corp. became a wholly owned subsidiary of Meta Materials Inc. Nanotech specializes in designing, originating, recombining, and mass-producing nanotechnology-based films with application for a wide variety of products and markets. Our customizable patented nano-optics include visual authentication technology with a unique combination of multiple colors, 3D depth and omni-directional movement. The visually engaging overt and covert security features are nearly impossible to reproduce and protect government documents, banknotes and other customer assets while delivering a memorable visual experience. Nanotech LumaChrome™ optical thin film security features have been used in more than 30 banknote denominations.

About Meta Materials Inc.

META® delivers previously unachievable performance, across a range of applications, by inventing, designing, developing, and manufacturing sustainable, highly functional materials. Our extensive technology platform enables leading global brands to deliver breakthrough products to their customers in consumer electronics, 5G communications, health and wellness, aerospace, automotive, and clean energy. Our nano-optic technology provides anti-counterfeiting security features for government documents and currencies and authentication for brands. Our achievements have been widely recognized, including being named a Lux Research Innovator of the Year in 2021. Learn more at

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Meta Materials Inc.

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SOURCE: Meta Materials Inc.

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