Introducing Vacuum Metallization

Already a world leader in metal forming and anodizing, Anomatic continues to offer new technologies to its clients to enhance their packaging needs. In keeping with Anomatic's 50+ year rich history and tradition of packaging innovation, we've recently introduced vacuum metallization to our repertoire, becoming the sole manufacturer in the USA.

Vacuum Metallization

The Benefits of Vacuum Metallization

The beauty of the vacuum metallizing process is that it has a number of benefits, including:

  • Mirror-Like FinishMirror-like finish on any substrate – dramatically enhancing the beauty of any product package.
  • ShapeConforms to any shape container, without limitations.
  • SubstratesCompatible with a variety of substrates, including plastic, glass and others; adheres to the substrate so intricate design patterns can shine through.
  • Multiple FinishesMultiple finishes achievable, including bright, opaque, translucent and semi-translucent.
  • Unlimited ColorsUnlimited number of colors – matching your brand and extending your packaging options to new heights.
  • Combined ProcessesCombine with other decorative processes or techniques, such as hot foil stamping, flexographic offset printing for a truly one-of-a-kind look.

Vacuum Metallization

How does Vacuum Metallization work?

Vacuum metallizing is a technique which deposits a thin layer of metal to glass, plastic and metal. This is accomplished by coating the substrate with a base coat followed by deposition of the metal layer onto the basecoat. The deposition of the metal onto the substrate is accomplished in a vacuum chamber by energizing a metal sample (target) with ionized gas. The metal atoms are moved to the substrate by the ionized gas particles. To finish, a top coat of clear or tinted lacquers is applied over the metal layer, protecting and enhancing its beauty. Anomatic's metallization process is highly automated and completely enclosed – allowing the use of 100% solids eco-friendly base and top coats to be used, keeping with our commitment to sustainable operations.

Technical Specifications

Vacuum metallization is a flexible process, which can be applied with the following specifications:

  • Substrates: Plastic, metal and glass
  • Colors: Unlimited color combinations and possibilities
  • 100% eco-friendly, high abrasion, high product resistance lacquers used for base and top coats
  • Finishes: Bright, opaque, translucent and semi-translucent
  • Top and sidewall, full coverage possible

Learn More Today

We'd be happy to discuss your vacuum metallization and overall packaging needs.