Foiling is the process by which laminate film is applied to surface materials and then used through an extra process such as heat bending, screen process printing, or vacuum forming. Often wood or a variety of colours are used in order to heighten a product’s appeal and add value. Foiled products are found within the home such as kitchen doors, and furniture, cupboards, worktops as well as being used to create display signs in commercial applications.
Look more closely at that car dashboard. Chances are it is foiled, rather than what on first glance might be considered natural wood.
uses & limitations
Foiling can help improve the visual appearance of a product as well as increase its scratch resistance. Foiling can be used to imitate another material such as brushed aluminium, woven carbon or chrome mirror whilst retaining the additional properties of the thermoplastic such as lightness of weight, and durability
Foiling has a plethora of uses in the world of thermoplastics. It can enhance a product’s appearance and its durability. Car dashboards are ideal for foiling with its scratch resistance coating prolonging the life of the car interior.
Care needs to be taken if the product requires a fire rating or fire retardancy. Check with us first; we’re here to help.
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