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.

More information from Ampacet Corporation, 660 White Plains Road, Tarrytown, New York 10591, USA. Tel: 1 914 631 6600. Email: Eileen.ferguson@ampacet.com. Web: ampacet.com