The International Card Manufacturers Association (ICMA) has honored a film product from Bayer MaterialScience with one of the coveted ICMA Élan Awards. An independent panel of experts from the ID card industry judged the company's film Makrofol® ID 320 Antiscratch to be the top innovation in the category Best Vendor New Product, Equipment or Material. The ICMA Élan Awards are considered the most prestigious honor in the card business. Makrofol® ID 320 Antiscratch enables scratch-resistant, long-lasting security cards.
The Makrofol® film is provided with a particularly scratch and chemical-resistant protective coating. "The film makes it possible to produce cards that are longer-lasting than ever before," says Cengiz Yesildag, who has global responsibility for the ID card Business at Bayer MaterialScience. "This is more than just a quality advantage; it also helps to conserve resources."
The ICMA EXPO in Hollywood, Florida, was the setting for the awards ceremony at which the association recognized members for the most innovative new developments in terms of design quality and technical progress. The award-winning products are expected to have a major influence on security card production in the future.
The ICMA is the world's largest association for ID cards. Its members include companies that produce, personalize and issue cards, and also suppliers of materials for the production of ID cards.
About Bayer MaterialScience
With 2010 sales of EUR 10.2 billion, Bayer MaterialScience is among the world's largest polymer companies. Business activities are focused on the manufacture of high-tech polymer materials and the development of innovative solutions for products used in many areas of daily life. The main segments served are the automotive, electrical and electronics, construction and the sports and leisure industries. At the end of 2010, Bayer MaterialScience had 30 production sites and employed approximately 14,700 people around the globe.
Source: Bayer MaterialScience