temicon’s masterfilms are a special type of structured films used as polymeric endless imprint tool.
The master film is applied for both, roll-to-roll and roll-to-plate transfer film processes. In contrast to nickel tools the masterfilm is flexible and transparent. Therefore the UV-curing step is applied through the masterfilm.
On the one hand the used master lacquers are optimized for high fidelity replication of the microstructure, on the other hand they are designed to ensure an excellent separation behaviour towards a wide variety of product lacquers. The reusability of masterfilms reduces tooling costs down to a minimum. Therefore, the use of masterfilms has a strong positive impact onto the economical efficiency of Roll UV-imprint processes.