Foils are not compatible with Polyethylene or Polypropylene. Even with pre-treatment, the color begins to chalk and fail with normal use and weather.
Scrap rates due to foil use is usually high considering that color is literally being “mashed” into the plastic to get a desired look. Failures in the field mean replacement costs.
FOIL technology / materials:
- Carrier Material
Strips away on take-up reel after stamping is completed and not part of the finished product.
- Print & Colorings
Made from non-compatible materials.
= NOT COMPATIBLE with PE or PP
Example of IML technology (degrading over time after subjected to outdoors)