Ampacet, a global masterbatch leader, has developed an innovative technology for molded thermoplastics to offer a total lower cost option to metallization and coating processes. FauxFoil™ masterbatches, the new development of Ampacet, provides the gloss and shine of metal in a single step.
Doug Brownfield, Ampacet Global Director – Value Chain, said, “Consumers can’t get enough of metallic colors, as they provide a touch of elegance and understated luxury. Ampacet’s FauxFoil masterbatches achieve that in-demand look with a simpler, faster and more cost-effective process.”
FauxFoil, developed by Ampacet improves the aesthetics and visual appeal of plastic products in just one step. It delivers a rich metallic look and lowers down the costs. FauxFoil Metallic Masterbatch for Polymers Including HDPE, PP, PET, PC, ABS and PS masterbatches reduces the time and logistical requirements of vacuum metallization and coating/painting. In addition, the need for expensive compounds is reduced saving valuable warehouse space.
FauxFoil masterbatches are compatible with conventional molding processes, do not require a machine or mold change. FauxFoil masterbatches is a special effects technology that enables color in the mold.
Important features of FauxFoil masterbatches include a metallic look, such as painted finishes, resistant to scratch and peeling and do not require another production or decoration step. It offers a very low (1%) LDR. FauxFoil masterbatches are economical in comparison to the use of color compounds commonly used in durable goods.
FauxFoil are designed for a wide range of polymers, including HDPE, PP, PET, PC, ABS and PS and offers molded-in metallic effects for PET (injection stretch blow molded) bottles, extrusion blow-molded bottles, sheet and thermoforming processes and injection-molded components. It is most suited for use in rigid structures such as energy drink bottles, caps and closures.