Sabic Innovative Plastics has developed three high-performance polycarbonate film grades for making electronic identification cards and security documents.
The grades include a laser-markable grade, a bright white, opaque film, and a clear grade for the cover or intermediate layers of an ID card. The Pittsfield, Mass., firm says the films offer optimal performance, aesthetics and processing benefits sought by the card marketplace.
For electronic security documents like drivers' licenses, the films use heat and pressure to join all layers so that a card can't be pulled apart, unlike hybrid cards that rely on adhesives. Narrow gauge tolerance of plus/minus 2.5 percent enables converters to assemble multilayer cards within a mandated thickness range.
The laser-markable Lexan for top or middle layers provides gray-scale graphics. The white film for core layers prevents graphics from showing through to the back of the card. The clear film has high optical quality and easy processing for clear overlays or intermediate layers.
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