Volume 87 Issue 31 | p. 16 | Concentrates
Issue Date: August 3, 2009

Bayer Advances Printable Polycarbonate

Department: Business
Keywords: Bayer, polycarbonate, laser engraving

Using laser engraving with polycarbonate inks, Bayer MaterialScience and its partner, the Federal German Printing Office, have developed color photo identification cards and passports made of polycarbonate film. Until now, similar laser images were possible only in black and white. The printed laminated film process, known as Innosec Fusion, forms a single piece of polycarbonate that is difficult to counterfeit.

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