Polyester Films for Durable Cards

Melinex® CORE

The Melinex® CORE polyester film range comprises white films for the card body containing unique toughening agents to offer excellent resistance to flexure and impact. 

Not only does Melinex® CORE polyester film offer class leading durability and temperature stability, it can be combined with PVC or PETG using standard lamination equipment without the need for special inks, off-line adhesives etc.  This flexibility to tailor the amount of Melinex® in the card structure to give the optimum balance between performance and cost effectiveness is one of the key benefits when compared to alternative subsrates such as Polycarbonate.

Melinex® CORE1 polyester film has one surface optimised for printing with UV curable and solvent based inks (full bleed printing possible) whilst maintaining good adhesion to overlay grade PVC and PETG's.

Melinex® CORE2 polyester film is optimised to be used in conjunction with the Melinex® PROTECT overlay range and UV curable / solvent based inks (requires guilloche printing with > 40% of the card body unprinted). This combination gives the benefit of tamper evidence in the final structure as the two surfaces fuse together and cannot be separated by solvents or temperature.

Melinex® PROTECT Range

Melinex® CORE polyester film is complemented by a range of clear, overlay films offering tamper evident credentials and a wide range of personalisation techniques.

  • SPO - Secure Personalisable Overlay. Suitable for personalisation via direct Dye Diffusion Thermal Transfer (D2T2) printing techniques
  • SRO - Secure Retransfer Overlay. Outer surface optimised to give excellent adhesion to D2T2 Retransfer printing techniques
  • LEO - Laser Engravable Overlay. Under development contact us for details.  In the meantime we have a range of structures offering laser engravability in PET composite cards - contact us for details.