A cost-effective, sustainable solution for producing flexible film with no metal, extra lacquers or lamination has been introduced by Iscent, a Finnish start-up company based on technology from VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. The film surface modification technology enables the production of holograph-like images for plastic and fiber-based film materials. Iscent’s new extra-wide production line enables large-volume production of new kinds of products with minimized raw material costs.
At the end of 2012, Iscent made a significant investment in a wide web (1,200 mm) roll-to-roll production line that uses the film surface modification technology. The wider line offers many interesting opportunities for printing, but is especially developed to meet the needs of new consumer package solutions, such as wrappings, flexible packages and labels. Commercial holograms in the printing industry are often printed on narrow-web lines; this makes the new production line very competitive.
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