Highly durable, yet light weight, polycarbonate cards are ideal for high security applications such as government issued identification cards, driver’s licenses and smart cards. Manufactured using layers of polycarbonate films, the construction of the card involves a non-adhesive lamination process, fused together using pressure and heat, of which the end result is a single, solid layer.
The security benefit of this type of construction is that the layers of film cannot be separated without destroying the integrity of the card. This feature can be used for ensuring that the card is not tampered with and can protect against counterfeiting.
The card construction also makes for secure chip embedding for smart cards as the chip is embedded within the multiple layers of the card.