PLASTICS DECORATING MAGAZINE

October 14th, 2009 | Articles

October/November 2009
Unifoil Corporation’s, (Fairfield, N.J.), award-winning patented and patents-pending Ultralustre® technology is now being used to produce sustainable distinctive super-bright silver in-mold-label cups and music pass cards.

Ultralustre is an environment-friendly metallization process that can be used on a variety of substrates, including polypropylene, synthetic paper, polystyrene, APET, PVC, Polycarbonate and PLA from 2 – 36 gauge thicknesses.

The Ultralustre process is compatible with recyclable and regrindable IML and IMD applications. In 2009 the Association of Industrial Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators (AIMCAL), awarded its first Sustainability Award to Unifoil Corporation for the Ultralustre technology. Film-free and foil-free, recyclable Ultralustre plastics are made without solvents and satisfy consumer-product-goods companies’ sustainability initiatives. Ultralustre materials contribute to source reduction, use less energy and fewer materials compared with alternative products and can significantly reduce a company’s carbon footprint.

Ultralustre can be used to create image-enhancing finishes, available in metallic silver, or custom holographics.