ID Documents: Enabling secure identification with durable PC and TPU films
Card and passport manufacturers seek to provide solutions that are secure enough to prevent forgery whilst also being durable enough to withstand high usage. We partner with them to provide suitable material solutions to produce reliable, durable security and anti-counterfeit documents - tailored for their specific security needs.
- Ultra-durable: Excellent bending- and tear-resistance
- Efficiency: Reduction of thickness to an absolute minimum, reduced material consumption and increased cost savings
- Customizable: Tailored security solutions according to your specific requirements
- Forgery-proof: Highly secure against tampering and falsification
- Easy to process: Compatible with standard processes for printing, easy to laminate, and suitable for a wide range of operating temperatures
Our Makrofol® ID polycarbonate films (PC) enable the incorporation of a wide range of security features in ID documents. High contrast laser-engraving can be combined with differentiated security features and integrated chips. Several layers are inseparably bonded to offer unsurpassed protection. Our Makrofol® ID and Platilon® ID films are used in synergy to construct robust, highly secure passport data pages and hinges. Platilon® ID thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) films achieve excellent bonding with polycarbonate films and result in highly durable security documents, with melting behavior and flexibility that is highly suited to protecting integrated chips and antennas.
Upcoming trade fairs and events
17th Security Document Summit (SDS) | Beijing, China
17-18 May 2023
Tian Jian Technology Security Document Summit (SDS) for products and technologies on banknote, ID documents, financial card, financial bills, high security files, ticket, and brand protection
Identity Week Europe | Amsterdam, Netherlands
13 – 14 June 2023
The Identity Week Europe is a conference and exhibition bringing together the brightest minds in the identity sector to promote innovation, new thinking, and more effective identity solutions.
18th ICAO TRIP Symposium | Montreal Canada
12 - 14 September 2023
Symposium and Exhibition on the ICAO Traveller Identification Programme (TRIP) and Joint International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) Biometrics Forum
Identity Week America | Washington DC, USA
3–4 October 2023
The Identity Week America is a conference and exhibition bringing together the brightest minds in the identity sector to promote innovation, new thinking, and more effective identity solutions.
Intergraf Currendy+Identity | Bilbao, Spain
18-20 October 2023
Intergraf Currency+Identity Conference and Exhibition provide excellent opportunities to meet colleagues and customers, and to establish new contacts with leading executives of security printing companies, central banks, and law enforcement from across the world.
Identity Week Asia | Singapore
7 - 8 November 2023
The Identity Week Asia is a conference and exhibition bringing together the brightest minds in the identity sector to promote innovation, new thinking, and more effective identity solutions.
Trustech | Paris, France
28-30 Nov 2023
TRUSTECH is the international event dedicated to Innovative Payments and Identification Solutions. A popular mix of trade show and conference, TRUSTECH showcases the latest hardware and technologies involved in the markets related to Payments and Identification.
Film solutions for ID documents / Makrofol® ID, Platilon® ID
Mass-balanced polycarbonate film for Identification Document applications | Makrofol® ID CQ MB
A comparison of industry card substrate materials | Makrofol® ID
Polycarbonate Superlaser / Makrofol® ID
Polycarbonate Clear Window / Makrofol® ID
Makrofol® ID O.V.M – Optical Variable Material for clear windows
Passport TPU Hinge / Platilon® ID
Passport data page security features / Makrofol® ID
Passport solutions Rethinking the passport / Makrofol® ID, Platilon® ID
BMT Issue 3/2019 - Article "Security Concepts for Passports and Identification Documents”