Form Over Part

AkzoNobel films are mainly used to decorate metal parts in the Form Over Part (FOP) process. The metal part acts as the mold, so complex tooling is not required. The metal part is placed in the FOP machine and the AkzoNobel film is positioned on top. By heat and vacuum the film is formed around the metal part. A special adhesive provides a permanent bond of the film to the part. The part is removed from the FOP machine and any excess film is removed by trimming.

Features and benefits

  • Low investment (minimal tooling required)
  • Design freedom in film finish
  • Film can easily be wrapped around edge