Celplast Metallized Products and Underwriter’s Laboratories join forces

November 4th, 2011 – To give back to our local community, Celplast Metallized Products Limited and Underwriter’s Laboratories joined forces to support Habitat for Humanity Toronto (HFHT). HFHT’s mission is to mobilize volunteers and community partners in building affordable housing and promoting homeownership as a means to breaking the cycle of poverty. On November 4th, 2011, 6 volunteers from Celplast and 7 from Underwriter’s Laboratories spent the day getting their hands dirty, bringing the homes one step closer to move-in ready. The two companies’ monetary donation will go towards the purchase of construction materials and help enable future build sites. Once completed, the site at 4572 Kingston Rd. in Toronto will provide residence for 29 families. Work on the site began in September 2010 and is expected to finish by year end 2011. Celplast volunteers pictured from right to left include Krish Tharmal, George Dong, Weijia Zhang, Veronica Ataya, Dante Ferrari and Sid Fernandes. HFHT is part of a global organization which averages completion of a single-family house every 10 minutes. Since its founding in 1976, Habitat for Humanity has helped build or repair over 400,000 houses and served over 2 million people around the world. For more information please visit or your local chapter website.


Roll coating/curing process wins AIMCAL Technology of the Year

Celplast Metallized Products / VAST Films’ new Metacoat™ allows coating, metallizing in a single pass, dramatically cuts costs, builds better barrier properties, protects surface from micro scratches. Mark Spaulding — Converting Magazine The Association of Industrial Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators (AIMCAL) presented its Technology of the Year Award toCelplast Metallized Products Ltd. / VAST Films Ltd., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, for its Metacoat™ roll-coating technology on Sunday, March 21, 2010, at a banquet during its annual Management Meeting, March 21-24 at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines in La Jolla, California. The patent-pending Metacoat technology allows coating and metallizing to occur in the same pass at standard metallizing speeds. A gravure coating station applies an acrylate and/or methacrylate liquid to the film surface and cures it immediately via electron beam exposure. Coating can occur before or after metallizing. Eliminating separate metallizing and coating passes dramatically improves economics. It also can increase a metallized film’s barrier properties because top-coating immediately after metallizing protects the metallized surface from micro scratches and defects caused by roller contact and downstream processing. Immediate applications include packaging, insulation, reflective displays and flexible electronics. In time, additional applications may include food packaging, metallized transfer film, hot-foil stamping film, solar collectors, photovoltaic cells, optical coatings and scratch-resistant coatings for decorative panels. Celplast currently produces 39-inch-wide coated/metallized material on a […]