Masterbatch producer Ampacet has introduced FauxFoil for moulded thermoplastics, which the company claims offers a lower cost alternative to metallisation and coating processes and mimics the gloss and shine of metal in a single step.
Compatible with conventional moulding processes, FauxFoil masterbatches do not require a machine or mould change; moulded-in colour can be achieved with this special-effects technology.
Compared to other methods of achieving a metallic look, such as painted finishes, FauxFoil masterbatches resist scratching and peeling, do not require another production or decoration step and feature a very low (1 per cent) Let-Down Ratio.
Designed for a wide range of polymers, including HDPE, PP, PET, and PS, Ampacet’s FauxFoil provides moulded-in metallic effects for PET (injection stretch blow moulded) bottles, extrusion blow-moulded bottles, sheet and thermoforming processes and injection-moulded components. It is suitable for use in rigid structures such as energy drink bottles, caps and closures for bottles and jars, dinnerware, and cosmetic and personal care products.