Eco-friendly, Recyclable Metallized Coatings from SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES

Press release submitted on behalf of SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES

Successfully tested per Association of Plastic Recyclers’ Standards (APR).

SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES, a leading global provider of innovative production technologies for the manufacturing of high-tech products, is proud to introduce its latest development: eco-friendly, recyclable metallized coatings.

Traditional metallized coatings often utilize non-recyclable materials and harmful substances, raising environmental concerns. Addressing this issue, SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES has successfully produced metallized finishes on PET plastic that have passed key recyclability tests, including metal detection and NIR resin identification. These tests were conducted by certified test facilities of the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR).

Compared to conventional metallizing processes, the new coatings from SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES offer significant eco-friendly advantages:

  • Resin-based spray primers and topcoats can be avoided on various substrates, including PET, SAN, and glass.
  • Applying the coatings requires less energy, resulting in over 70% reduction and cost savings.
  • The processes emit zero VOCs, eliminating the need for EPA reporting.
  • Eco-friendly, low-energy lasers can be utilized to create a wide range of print decorations.

SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES’ metallizing equipment and technology are designed to be Onshore-ready, offering additional environmental benefits. The machine footprint can be as small as an injection molding machine and the inline process is available with robotic part handling automation, minimizing labor requirements.