Security & ID Cards
Fraud, identity theft and counterfeiting call increasingly for constant vigilance and innovation in electronic ID cards, and so consequently accelerating the demand for more safety features to protect ID cards and security documents. The challenge is to incorporate these sophisticated security features into the latest electronic ID cards while offering thinner individual card layers – down to 50 microns or less – to construct them with high durability and all while maintaining ease of manufacturing. SABIC offers a high-performance polycarbonate LEXAN™ SD film portfolio specially designed for electronic ID cards, government, military and police ID cards, passport data pages, green cards, border crossing cards and driver’s licenses. LEXAN Secure ID film portfolio includes a clear lasermarkable layer, co-extruded layers, a bright white core layer, flexible coated overlays and a clear overlay grades for the cover or intermediate layers. These films deliver tight gauge tolerances to simplify manufacturing of cards within mandated thickness parameters providing our customers significantly higher productivity. Thanks to the low and controlled shrinkage of LEXAN films, smart card, passport and ID card manufacturers can use heat and pressure to join all layers together to form a card that cannot be pulled apart, preventing risk for disassembly, helping not only to extend the card’s service life but also better protect security features inside it. They also provide high performance, exceptional durability and resistance to abrasive cleaning agents and to the chemicals found in sun creams, cosmetics, oils, greases and fuels.