metallize

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metallize

[′med·əl‚īz]
(engineering)
To coat or impregnate a metal or nonmetal surface with a metal, as by metal spraying or by vacuum evaporation.

metallize

To apply a coating of metal on a base material, usually by spraying the coating metal in a molten state.
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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'.
Vacuum metallising 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.