As gloss targets continue to be pushed lower, hitting these targets consistently can be very difficult and costly. MicroMatte is a technique developed to achieve and maintain low gloss finishes on plastic injection molded parts, without altering the visual appearance of the base texture. MicroMatte is a micro-laser generated overlay technology developed by Mold-Tech and translated to in-mold texturing applications. MicroMatte diffuses the reflective light on the molded part resulting in low gloss, rich realistic texture finishes on all types of plastics.
MicroMatte can be applied over existing textures in molds or applied during the initial texturing process. If the texture is damaged, MicroMatte is repairable. Mold drafts should be considered when applying MicroMatte, and changes in molding process parameters may be necessary to gain maximum benefits.
Reduces Gloss - measurable results for significantly reducing gloss
Permanent - it will not wear off
Cost Effective - eliminate paint, additives or costly engineered resins to control gloss
Reduced Maintenance - maintains low gloss with less blasting required