What do shimmering butterfly wings and iridescent fish scales have in common? They attract our attention even when placed outside our field of vision. This is exactly the effect used by Aurora®, a special effect film made from polymers. Aurora® can be used on paper, board and plastic, including for labels, shrink labels and packaging. Its shining appearance is a real eye-catcher on supermarket shelves, right at the moment a customer notices a product.
Aurora® multi-layered films are not tinted nor using pigments or dyes, instead they achieve their pearlescent shimmer through a combination of different polymer layers – known as the optical core.
It is in this core that the colours seen are formed. More than 100 wafer-thin polymer layers disperse the light into various complementary colours. The number of layers and the thickness of the core determine the intensity and reflection of the colour.
Aurora®'s particular properties are a huge benefit for packaging, deodorants and perfume bottles.
They are used for self-adhesive labelling, cardboard lamination such as for folding boxes, as gift wrapping paper or film just to mention a view.
Cut into tiny particles, Aurora® special effect film can be used as glitter in the paint industry as well as in handicrafts (e.g. in glue) and cosmetic products (e.g. eyeshadow, nail polish etc.) or for any kind of Greeting or Christmas Cards.
It is possible to use creative applications in the textile industry, such as in sequins for evening gowns or woven into fabrics as fibers. The film can give that extra sparkle to many different products.
Latest Expertise Plus Information to this application Aurora® special effect film uses the flap of a butterfly's wings