Solving the ID materials challenge

Covestro polycarbonate films help meet evolving driver’s license and ID card requirements

Pittsburgh, PA, August 16, 2017 — Counterfeit state driver’s licenses and identification cards are a serious issue. As phased implementation of the REAL ID Act of 2005 continues, new U.S. regulations for state driver’s licenses and identification cards are set to go into effect next year. Covestro, one of the world’s leading suppliers of polycarbonate films for security and identification cards, offers a range of polycarbonate films that enables card manufacturers to incorporate enhanced security features designed to help prevent counterfeiting and support REAL ID compliance.

Covestro will showcase its material solutions for driver's licenses and identification cards at the Annual International Conference of the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA), August 21-23, in San Francisco.

On display will be Makrofol® ID polycarbonate films, recognized as one of the most difficult identification materials to counterfeit. Available in transparent, translucent and opaque, Makrofol® ID polycarbonate films:

  • Enable the layering of different security features into one document to create additional barriers to counterfeiting and help meet security-related requirements
  • Can be custom designed for specific security needs
  • Provide high heat resistance, impressive toughness and elasticity over a wide temperature range, good stiffness and excellent electrical insulation
  • Offer abrasion, weathering and chemical resistance
  • Can be formed hot and enable top-quality printing with standard inks using screen or digital printing, delivering ease of processing


AAMVA conference attendees can visit Covestro’s booth (#607) to learn more about the company’s polycarbonate films and technologies for driver's licenses and identification cards.

About Covestro LLC:

Covestro LLC is one of the leading producers of high-performance polymers in North America and is part of the global Covestro business, which is among the world’s largest polymer companies with 2016 sales of EUR 11.9 billion. 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, construction, wood processing and furniture, electrical and electronics, and medical industries. Other sectors include sports and leisure, cosmetics and the chemical industry itself. Covestro has 30 production sites worldwide and employs approximately 15,600 people at the end of 2016.

Find more information at www.covestro.com or www.films.covestro.com.

Covestro Contact:

Sarah Schade, Phone: +1 412 413 5843
Sarah.Schade@covestro.com

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