Card Films

Card Films - Pentacard®
Whether you are manufacturing credit cards, key cards, security or promotional cards, at Klöckner Pentaplast, we know that you want to give your customers a durable, beautifully printed product. That’s why we manufacture a full range of card films and coatings. We are the only company in the industry to offer global sourcing for core and overlay films, producing these specially formulated films across the world.
  • We use high-quality raw materials, advanced production technology, state-of-the-art computer-controlled processing methods, and adhere to narrow production tolerances
  • With every order, we guarantee consistent and precise color, gauge control, print surface, and sheet dimensions, as well as superior cleanliness
  • Our films perform consistently on your machinery, giving you superior lamination, printability, heat resistance, and yield
  • Klöckner Pentaplast products are manufactured in a controlled environment to the strictest current GMP standards
  • All of our films have been approved by major bank card companies
We offer solid core, split core, overlay, foil sheets, heat stable, extreme environment, and magnetic stripe films.
  • Non-laminated products are suitable for promotional cards
  • Laminated card products are suitable for secure, non-secure, contact chip, and contactless (RFID) cards
  • Our high VICAT card films for GSM applications are being used by major mobile network operators
Klöckner Pentaplast quality is also about people. Around the globe, our employees back up every sale with efficient service.
  • Our experienced sales team will guide you to the right film and help you to find cost-effective solutions, whatever your needs
  • With our manufacturing expertise, you can reduce total product costs without sacrificing quality
  • Klöckner Pentaplast’s global technical support services are unique in the industry
  • Klöckner Pentaplast engineers develop customer-specific solutions. And our researchers continue to pioneer the development of new formulations and films
With Klöckner Pentaplast, you get a complete package of high-quality products and outstanding service.

Film types

Solid & Split Core Films

Pentacard® Films
Klöckner Pentaplast is the industry’s only global producer of a full range specially formulated card films. We manufacture a range of products for different laminating temperatures, superb high-impact films for durability, and high heat-stable films for use in extreme environment situations.

  • Klöckner Pentaplast film is identical from one sheet or roll to the next: you get consistent sheet squareness, side-to-side surface uniformity, and guaranteed gauge control
  • Color is also consistent, with no streaks, black points, or contamination
  • You can choose from matte/matte, super smooth, and gloss/gloss surfaces
  • Our films offer premium print surfaces for both conventional and UV printing. No matter what the printing method, our films perform on your machinery, giving you high yields
  • All kp films are manufactured in a controlled environment to strictest current GMP standards. Your material is kept clean and is absolutely traceable

Use our films for numerous applications, including:

  • Bank, debit, and phone cards
  • Identification cards
  • Membership/loyalty and hospital cards
  • Smart/chip cards
  • Contactless/RFID cards
  • Gift cards
  • Scratch-off and promotional cards

In addition, we offer Pentacard® core coatings designed for use with full-face foil cards. They are available in water-based coatings. 

  • The coatings work with UV, offset, or conventional litho printing. They are an exceptional adhesive for UV drying inks, and are suitable for cards with bleed-edge printing
  • They are suited for lamination on both sides
  • They offer superior ink adhesion
  • Prevent distortion during lamination and allow for a wider process window

Pentacard® Rigid PVC Films

Pentacard® kpduo® Rigid PVC Films

Pentacard® SecondLife® Rigid Recycled PVC Films

Pentacard® Rigid PVC/ABS Films

Pentacard® Rigid PETG Films

Pentacard® Rigid HIPS Films

Pentacard® kpFoil® Rigid Polyester/Foil/PVC Films (front)

If your customer is looking for enhanced graphic appeal, cards made from Pentacard® kpFoil® films could be the answer. Ideal for special promotions, full-face foil cards deliver high-impact shelf appeal.

  • Multiple patterns are available to include rainbow, bright silver, brushed aluminum, sparkle
  • Customized patterns are available upon request
  • Holographic images and graphics are available
  • Traditional printing, laminating, and die-cutting methods can be used as in the processing of solid and split core card stock
  • Same lamination parameters as normal core films
  • Overlay films must be used with full-face foil cards
  • No additional handling is required

Use our Pentacard® kpFoil® films for numerous applications, including:

  • Secure cards
  • Non-secure cards
  • Contactless/RFID cards
  • Contact cards
  • Loyalty cards
  • Gift cards

Pentacard® kpFoil® Rigid Polyester/Holographic/Foil/PVC Films (front)

If your customer is looking for enhanced graphic appeal, cards made from Pentacard® kpFoil® films could be the answer. Ideal for special promotions, full-face foil cards deliver high-impact shelf appeal.

  • Multiple patterns are available to include rainbow, bright silver, brushed aluminum, sparkle
  • Customized patterns are available upon request
  • Holographic images and graphics are available
  • Traditional printing, laminating, and die-cutting methods can be used as in the processing of solid and split core card stock
  • Same lamination parameters as normal core films
  • Overlay films must be used with full-face foil cards
  • No additional handling is required

Use our Pentacard® kpFoil® films for numerous applications, including:

  • Secure cards
  • Non-secure cards
  • Contactless/RFID cards
  • Contact cards
  • Loyalty cards
  • Gift cards

Pentacard® Rigid Polyester/PVC Films (back)

Overlay Films

Pentacard® Overlay Films
kp overlay films are specially formulated to fit your needs.

 

  • We offer coated and uncoated films, in the industry’s widest range of thicknesses, available in rolls or sheets
  • Our films can be thermoprinted and laser engraved
  • We manufacture special temperature resistant (low & high VICAT) films
  • Adhesive coatings are available

 

Klöckner Pentaplast overlay films also give you exceptional performance.

  • Conventional and UV inks adhere beautifully to our films
  • You get color consistency before and after lamination, along with high clarity and superior graphic visibility
  • kp tightly controls production parameters to avoid gauge bands, pinholes, and other contamination
  • Our card films exceed ISO standards for bond strength when properly processed through a standard stack lamination press
  • Our overlay films are designed to minimize laking (air entrapment) during lamination
  • We have the best gauge control in the business

Engineered to work with our overlay films, we offer Pentacard® overlay coatings which are suitable for a wide range of applications. Overlay coatings are available as solvent-based or water-based coatings.

  • They are available on all kp overlay films—rolls or sheets
  • The coatings work with UV, offset, or conventional litho printing. They are an exceptional adhesive for UV drying inks, and are suitable for cards with bleed-edge printing
  • They are ideal for overlay films that will be laminated to printed core film and suited for lamination on both sides
  • They offer superior bond strength
  • Reduce blocking and prevent distortion during lamination and allow for a wider process window

Pentacard® Rigid PVC Films

Pentacard® kpLonglife® Rigid PVC/PET Films

Pentacard® Rigid PETG Films

Pentacard® Rigid PVC Magnetic Stripe Films

kp is the only global manufacturer to offer overlay film with the magnetic stripe already adhered. This film eliminates a step in the manufacturing process, saving you time and expense. We partnered with industry leader, Kurz Transfer Products, L.P., to offer numerous magnetic stripe products, all produced to the highest industry standards. 

  • They are available in rolls or sheets and are suitable for numerous card types
  • Magnetic-stripe dimensions are manufactured to customer specifications
  • Three types of magnetic coercivity are available:
    • LoCo: 300 oersteds (retail and gas cards)
    • MidCo: 600 oersteds (hotel key cards)
    • HiCo: 2750 oersteds (credit and smart cards)
  • Other magnetic stripe sources can be used upon request.

Klöckner Pentaplast magnetic stripe overlay films also give you performance.

  • Conventional and UV inks adhere beautifully to our films.
  • You get color consistency before and after lamination, along with high clarity and superior graphic visibility.
  • kp tightly controls production parameters to avoid gauge bands, pinholes, and other contamination.
  • Our card films exceed ISO standards for bond strength.
  • They can be thermoprinted or laser engraved.

Card Brochures
Pentacard® Brochure (English) DOWNLOAD PDF
Pentacard® kpFoil Sales Sheet (English) DOWNLOAD PDF
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