The uniformity of deposition which can be achieved on metallising
has also been a major advantage to companies, enabling them to produce high-quality, yet affordable foils'.
has become a viable substitution technology, depositing thin "nanometer" metal coatings onto polymeric substrates.
Idvac specialises in the development of advanced metallising
processes for holographic, packaging and other niche markets.
Smaller narrow web manufacturers emboss into pre-metallised substrate mainly for the simplicity of not having to outsource metallising
and for shorter production runs.
This surface relief hologram is difficult to see as there is no coating or metallising
on the polycarbonate at this point.
In a clear effort to put all the bad news into one set of financial results, the company is closing down its contract (or toll) metallising
business and will be making around 40 staff redundant, of which the metallising
closure accounts for just over half.