- Chemical Etching
- Traditional way
but distinct class
Chemical Etching - Art on Plastics
Chemical etching is traditional, but still the most versatile treatment
to express texture details on steel surface.
For this reason, Moltex etching technology is popularly applied in
many plastic industries. Whatever application your product
requires, our textures by etching provides beautiful and natural results
that certainly elevate your product values. A variety of textures collected
not only mimics natural appearances often seen in leather and fab-
rics, but also presents countless creative arts.
Always the Right Art
At Moltex, you will get immediately inspired by a huge number
of ready-made texture designs and simply choose what you need.
You can also ask customization upon your ideas, and designers
and engineers in Moltex make efforts to implant exact design
flavor on your product through intensive discussions with you.
Handcraft but Cutting - Edge Technology
Manual skill is very important, and more than a hundred
qualified engineers, technicians, and artists struggle towards the
uniqueness of designs everyday. More importantly, however,
various high technologies and scientific knowledge are
integrated for the work. Chemistry always drives work conditions
to optimize in film printing, masking agent, and etchant blending.
Our simulation analysis renders textures to be previewed and
significantly eliminates potential mistakes during the manual job.
Multi-Layer Photochemical Etching
With Moltex, you are benefited from decades of experience in 3D
patterning, which is Multi-Layer Process. Chemical etching process
is natively 2-dimensional and obviously limits design freedom in
the expression of complicated nature of texture surface. Minute slices
along with surface level are handled by multi-layer etching
process to break through the restriction.
Single-Layer Etching (SingLet®)
Thanks to advancement of DPS, single-layer etching that astonish-
ingly expresses 3D patterns is available now. Instead of slicing
embossed surface to obtain a number of contour layers, an image
in depth-proportional grey-scale can be used as film. It is a great
contrast with traditional multi-layer process, giving you fairly neat
quality of textures. SingLet® is simple, easy, and fast enough to
meet customer’s cost effective requirement. Just select a way of
texturing that makes you work easier from our comprehensive
range of artwork.
Digital Printing System (DPS)
Moltex challenges the real limit of details day-by-day. Now a
few-decamicron scale of dots and lines are available thanks to the
DPS. This system enables higher resolution of textures on films
and ultimately on plastic surfaces. Human naked eyes marginally
discriminate the limit and the system delivers finer textures than
ever. Digital control also guarantees uniform quality throughout
Dual-tone graining is another powerful application of Micro-Texture
Handling light reflection on surfaces, we can create a lot of
fantastic visual effects. Dual-tone grains are often recognized due
to its distinct line contrast in patterns originated from the separate
gloss features between the top and bottom surfaces of embossed
grain. This sophisticated gloss manipulation is only enabled by
such a high resolution printing technique.
Gloss Control is No More an Option
Customers enjoys a variety of techniques that control gloss level
on a pre-textured mold surface. Flatex® is the first generation
process to deal with gloss, and now more fine-tuned treatment is
implanted in conjunction with DPS. Micro-Texture Treatment
(MTT®) is reborn as present generation of technology.
Surface modification to scatter light reflection is adjusted by fine
lines and dots realized at up to 2500 dpi.