Holographic Thin Film

Covid® Holographic Security Films

ITW Security Division’s Covid® Holographic Thin Film provides a thin, protective covering to secure the personalized data on ID cards against alteration and daily wear and tear. Custom hologram printing helps prevent counterfeiting and aids in the authentication of genuine documents. This thin holographic overlay is designed to work with a wide variety of plastic ID card substrates, including PVC, composite PVC, PET, PC and card stocks that are personalized with dye diffusion thermal transfer (D2T2) and resin retransfer printing technologies.

Holographic Thin Film

Advantages

  • Alteration attempts are obvious due to thin lamination layers
  • Edge-to-edge holographic imagery
  • Cannot be reproduced using a printer or photocopier
  • Fully customized laminate solutions
  • Can be combined with ITW Security Division Imagedata D2T2 ribbons for a complete personalization and security solution

Applications

  • Driving Licenses
  • ID Cards
  • Healthcare, Voting, and Social Welfare Cards
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General Information

Color HRI
Film 19 or 23 micron PET
Splices Not permitted
Labeling Rolls are identified as per customer requests.
Packaging Rolls are individually wrapped to avoid contamination and are secured in close fitting cardboard boxes to avoid damage.
Storage Product should be transported and stored in dry conditions away from direct heat and sunlight. Optimal storage temperature is 20°C (68°F) at 50% relative humidity. The recommended shelf life is 12 months.
Ordering Minimum order quantities apply.

Properties

  • Good mar resistance
  • Protection from exposure to water
  • Enhanced chemical resistance
  • Excellent adhesion
  • PET Layer
  • Mar-Resistant, UV Absorbing Topcoat
  • Holographic Layer
  • HRI (Metal Layer)
  • Heat Activated Adhesive

Technical Characteristics - Card Durability

Properties Requirement
Coating Thickness 2.7 Micron
Adhesion to Card, 810 3M Tape <15% Removal
Topcoat Flashing <1mm2
High Temperature/High Humidity Exposure, 95% RH, 50°C, 3 Days No Bubbles
Surface Abrasion, Tabor, CS10 500gm 140 Cycles