Card Films Market Overview
Plastic money is greatly supported by plastic films used to produce the cards. Along with credit or debit cards, key cards, ID cards of institutions, companies or organizations is very common to be found with a person. Card films are special plastic films made durable and flexible with other properties like color holding capability, printability, heat resistance, right surface finish, capable of holding lamination or coating and much more. Card films differ from other plastic films due to high machinability as these cards require to be manufactured with very strict tolerances. Card films market seems to be fairly stable due to everlasting demand of cards in various industries and organizations. The applicability of card films is increasing due to its various advantages over other methods of identification and security.
Card Films Market Dynamics
Cards films for security and identification purpose need to possess various properties like excellent machinability as dimensions of the card need to be very precise. These cards are manufactured with very tight tolerances. This is the main purpose of manufacturing special films for manufacturing cards. Along with this, card films need to be durable, good printability, abrasion resistant, chemically inactive, waterproof, UV protected and much more. Along with these properties, the addition of magnetic stripe film and smart chip are the features enabling a card to generate various codes and making every card unique. Thus, card films are made suitable for such value added features and thus driving card films market. The antimicrobial surface protection is another feature introduced by various film making companies considering the rough use of the cards which are hardly ever cleaned. Such advancements in card films manufacturing are driving the card films market. Various organizations have adopted finger print detection systems for identification and security purpose. This system is proven to be more secure than card films, and loss of card creates a huge problem for the users. As fingerprint scanners are costlier than card system, finger print systems are used by very few organizations. Thus, finger print system is a potential restraint and can be proved as a threat shortly.
Card Films Market Regional Outlook
Card transaction or cashless transitions are widely opted by the people in developed regions like North America and Western Europe. The huge population of Asia Pacific also contributes to a large number of card usage. Although, the card films has a potential market in the entire globe as organizations prefer to get their requirement of cards manufactured from the nearest manufacturer rather than importing from foreign. Thus, the card films market volume may differ in various regions but has some potential in every region as most of the organizations operating at big scale opt for card identification system, even under developed countries have various national organizations which require card identification. Emerging economies of Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Africa are the target for various multinational companies which hire thousands of employees and become responsible for development and globalization in the region. Thus emerging economies also have the potential market for card films.
Card Films Market Key Players
Some of the card films market key players are
- D&K Group
- Klöckner Pentaplast Group
- Raj Incorporated
- Dunmore Corporation
- Wrapid Manufacturing Ltd
- Tekra Inc.
Regional analysis includes
- North America
- Latin America
- Asia Pacific
- Middle East & Africa
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Card Films Market Segments
The card films market can be segmented by material of film used as
- Rigid PVC films
- HIPS films
- PET films
- Polyester film
By visibility through the film, card films market can be segmented as
- Clear or Transparent
The card films market can be segmented by surface finish of film as
The card films market can be segmented by region as
- North America
- Latin America
- Western Europe
- Eastern Europe
- Middle East & Africa
- Asia Pacific excluding Japan
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