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Materials

Merck, partner advance 3-D effects

by Alex Scott
May 8, 2017 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 95, ISSUE 19

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Credit: Merck KGaA
Surfaces appear 3-D with the Merck technology.
Credit: Merck KGaA
Surfaces appear 3-D with the Merck technology.

Merck KGaA and Swiss UV coatings firm Schmid Rhyner are partnering to commercialize Merck’s three-dimensional-effect technology in the package printing market. The technology, which relies on pearlescent pigments produced by Merck, tricks the eye by making images and text on a flat surface appear 3-D. Merck says it has already introduced a similar process for plastics made via injection molding.

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