Hot stamping sets itself apart through its fundamental environmental compatibility. Extremely thin aluminum and lacquer coatings are applied to a carrier film and subsequently transferred onto a substrate. After the carrier is removed, the coatings remain on the substrate. No emissions are released in the transfer process itself and wet lacquers are not used. As a result of the thin nature of the coating, approx. 2–4 μm, the application process only uses a nominal amount of energy per square meter of finished surface when compared with traditional processes.
- Dry process
- Minimized set-up time (minimized waste and minimized energy)
- Unused material can be stored until the next job within the period of warranty (no disposal, no waste of left-overs)
- Very thin PET carrier material – max 12 µm
- Transfer technology allows sorting of PET-rich waste stream independent from the sorting discipline of the end consumer