Security and ID card market benefits from Bayer polycarbonate film

Materials portfolio addresses evolving needs of this highly innovative sector

Washington, D.C., May 4, 2015 — Forgery is a major challenge for ID card manufacturers. Bayer MaterialScience, one of the world’s leading suppliers of polycarbonate films for security and ID cards, offers a portfolio of polycarbonate films that makes it possible for card manufacturers to incorporate a wide range of security features into their products.

“With 20-plus years of polycarbonate film expertise and application-specific know-how, we are able to collaborate with our customers on specific solutions designed to address the evolving challenges in the market,” said Chris Cooper, Specialty Films business development manager, Bayer MaterialScience LLC.

With its ability to fuse multiple layers into a monolithic structure, Makrofol® ID polycarbonate film is an ideal material for manufacturing secure cards and documents. And, because it is manufactured with extremely narrowly defined tolerances, it can meet even very tough requirements.

Bayer will highlight its specialty films for secure IDs at CARTES Secure Connexions America. In particular, the company will feature its Makrofol® ID 332 Superlaser film. This laser-engravable film is able to boost laser personalization speeds while maintaining excellent high contrast and image quality. Other Bayer polycarbonate films specially designed for card applications include a transparent scratch- and chemical-resistant grade (Makrofol® ID 320 polycarbonate film), a D2T2 printable grade (Makrofol® ID 285 Dyefusion film) and a very thin, white film (Makrofol® ID white polycarbonate film) designed to cover chip modules integrated into the core of polycarbonate cards.

Professionals and decision-makers can learn more about these and other films for security and ID cards at the Bayer booth (#313) during CARTES Secure Connexions America May 5-7 in Washington, D.C.

About Bayer MaterialScience:

With 2014 sales of EUR 11.7 billion, Bayer MaterialScience is among the world’s largest polymer companies. Business activities are focused on the manufacture of high-tech polymer materials and the development of innovative solutions for products used in many areas of daily life. The main segments served are the automotive, electrical and electronics, construction and sports and leisure industries. Bayer MaterialScience has 30 production sites around the globe and employed approximately 14,200 people at the end of 2014. Bayer MaterialScience is a Bayer Group company. Sustainability is central to the company’s business and is based around the key areas of innovation, product stewardship, social responsibility and respect for the environment.

Bayer Contact:

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