An ID card holder is needed to keep the card in place and to also protect it against the elements. Card holder designs vary and these pieces can be made from a wide array of materials. Some of the materials are cheap and short-lived while others can be particularly durable.
If you’re looking for ways to increase the longevity of ID cards, you should opt for the right holders. The following materials are recognized for their durability and stylishness.
Metal card holders usually have a frame and a clip used for the attachment of the ID card to a piece of clothing. Depending on the model, they can come with a protective plastic panel in the front. Needless to say, a metal ID card holder is the most durable option out there. It’s a good idea to have the accessory painted or coated. Such a top layer will reduce the risk of clothes getting stained due to normal changes in the metal. Metal card holders are made of aluminum, which is a lightweight and particularly durable metal. A few of the more stylish (and a bit more expensive) options can be crafted out of stainless steel. Such ID card holders look more like accessories and they can be used to create a certain corporate image. They’ll remain in a good condition almost indefinitely because of the ruggedness of stainless steel.
Molded Rigid Plastic
Unlike the regular plastic that’s soft and flexible, rigid plastic is quite tough. Depending on the molding process, some of the ID card holders made of such rigid plastic can withstand even the toughest of environmental conditions. As such, these items will be ideal for individuals who spend a lot of time outdoor and the ones that work under tough conditions. Unlike metal, molded rigid plastic is incredibly lightweight. The material can be either completely clear or frosted, which will have some impact on the aesthetic appeal of the presentation. Some of the mold rigid plastic card holders can feature an open-face design. This means there will be no protective covering over the ID card. In this instance, the plastic may be coloured and the colour could be used as a visual indication of hierarchy level in the organization.
Environment-Friendly Plastic Materials
These ID card holders look like plastic ones but the material is an environment-friendly alternative. This material is just as durable as standard plastic and it can also be used to add to the green image of a business. Usually, such an ID card holder is from phthalates and BPA. The material used is EVA (ethylene vinyl acetate). EVA is a much more environment-friendly possibility than the common PVC (polyvinyl chloride). As a result, EVA is a material that meets the Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals (REACH) requirements without making a compromise with toughness. Other than these differences, cards made from EVA are quite tough and long-lived. They’ll remain in a good condition for a long period of time without tearing or losing their clarity.
Acetate is another lightweight and tough material. This is a plant-based material that looks like plastic. It consists of multiple fibers that make it incredibly durable and capable of withstanding an array of adverse influences. Acetate is often used for the creation of eyeglass frames and ID card holders. Acetate is flexible and hypoallergenic. It can be either transparent or coloured richly (like the rigid molded plastic). ID card holders made of this material will maintain their shape and clarity, even when regular PVC begins deteriorating.
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