Passport Laminates and ID Card Pouches
These laminates have a sandwich construction with hard-wearing polyester as a base and polyethylene, which melts with heat, providing permanent adhesion to the passport page or card core. Required mostly where a stick-on photograph is used on the document, these laminates combine holographic images and security print features (visible print, UV fluorescent prints, IR inks), thus enhancing tamper-evidence. Passport laminates are supplied in a variety of gauges and formats (such as reels, two-up sheets, and singles). Lamination pouches, also PET/PE in construction, are used for laminating paper or teslin-based ID cards, driving licences and other ID documents.