Metallised - What does metallised mean?
Definition of METALLISED:
A material that has been coated with a thin layer of metal; metallised materials are usually polymer films that have been coated with a thin layer of metal.
The metal (usually aluminium, although other materials such as silver, copper, brass, zinc, or platinum may be used) is heated and evaporated in a vacuum chamber, after which it condenses onto a cold polymer film (usually polypropylene or polyethylene terephthalate, although other polymers such as polyethylene or nylon may be used).
In labelling, metallised materials are used as the face materials of adhesive labels and are commonly chosen for their highly decorative finish, although they are also a popular choice for more practical reasons – their durability makes them a highly suitable option for use as long lasting asset labels or tracking labels.Go Back to Glossary