Transmet Paper

Transmet Paper is API’s transfer metallized paper, film and non-woven substrate. It provides an all-over, print-receptive coating in a bright metallic finish to the base material for labels, publishing and promotions.

Transmet paper was first produced under the trade name Valvac ® in the 1980’s by API NL. It provides an all over, print receptive coating in a bright metallic finish to the base materials for labels, publishing, tube wrap, gift wrap etc. The Transmet process can also be applied to Non-Woven substrates

This sophisticated process ensures that no PET film is left behind on the packaging, only a thin metallic layer, less than 0.1 micron thick, and a water-based or solvent-based adhesive remain.

Find out more about our products and capabilities:


  • Finish – plain bright mirror-like metallic, silver gold or holographic
  • Printability – print-receptive release lacquer or API’s proprietary NC lacquer
  • Base material – 30 to 700gsm and a wide range of filmic products
  • Finished sizes – reels or sheets