Flexible, durable, affordable to produce and easy to print on, PVC is the most popular material for office files, credit and debit cards.
A bank or credit card's magnetic strip or chip rests on a PVC base. Rigid or semi-rigid PVC is a top choice for this type of application, thanks to its sturdiness and flexibility, its compatibility with other thermoplastics and low tendency to form fish-eyes.
Bank and credit cards are manufactured by calendaring, or by the die-flat extrusion of sheets.
SolVin® PVC CopolymersSolvin® PVC-SVinyloop® PVC-R Benvic® Rigid PVC CompoundBenvic® Plasticized PVC Compound
Crystal-clear rigid, colored rigid or semi-rigid PVC sheets are widely used to make covers, folders and other stationery articles, due to their high gloss finish, excellent surface qualities and low tendency to form fish eyes. PVC resins are also ideal for coating fabric, felt or cardboard.
PVC stationery items are manufactured either by calendaring or by extrusion using flat dies.
SolVin® PVC CopolymersSolvin® PVC-SVinyloop® PVC-RBenvic® Rigid PVC CompoundBenvic® Plasticized PVC Compound