Univacco delivers foil, film and coating innovations

Discovery Reports

PUBLISHED : Friday, 05 October, 2012, 5:21pm
UPDATED : Monday, 27 May, 2013, 4:47pm

Chemical expertise and innovation lead to the newest applications for foil, film and coating at Univacco Technology. "Innovation is very important for us," says CEO Bruce Lee. "It is in research and development, in our processes, sales and practically everywhere."

Univacco's name represents the company's core expertise in unique vacuum coating. With more than 65 years of combined experience in mechanical and chemical engineering, Lee and president K.L. Tsai have developed Univacco into a global company specialising in chemical formulation, precision coating and vacuum metallisation.

The company's coating business has 50 per cent market share in Taiwan. Univacco is among the world's five leading stamping foil manufacturers. Its cold foil for sheet-fed offset press is No 1 worldwide. Its cold foil for narrow-web printing is also renowned for its speed, flexibility and fine detail crucial in creating customised products.

Other breakthroughs of Univacco in foil technology include mirror reflection foil, a revolutionary method of printing on steel and applied widely on lighting devices. For foiling on ceramics and glass, Univacco developed water transference foil. Univacco markets its stamping foils in at least 70 countries. The mainland is one of the company's key focus areas for this segment.

Univacco has also innovated on screen protective film, which has high demand globally for use in touch panel devices.

The company develops protective films with specific functions including scented, anti-fingerprint and anti-scratch. Its in-process super clean protective film is widely used in the electronics industry for component protection.

Beside film materials, Univacco also provides diffusers, surface mount device cover tapes, MC-CCL and thermal adhesives.

Adding value to the visual impact and users' overall experience of notebooks, tablets and other mobile devices is Univacco's new in-mould rolling (IMR) foil technique, which allows printing on electronic devices. The company continues to develop IMR and optoelectronics materials for the mainland, Taiwan, Japan and South Korea.

With its mainland company established in 2001, Univacco plans to use its facilities as a sales and research hub.