GAT Technologies


MacDermid Autotype Industrial Film Systems

Fototex is a range of texturing lacquers offering a variety of different finishes; from a dead front, flat matt finish ideal for automotive dials, to a range of fine, supermatt and matt finishes offering tactile textures designed for membrane switches and overlays.
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Fototex 3D for Film Insert Moulding

Fototex 3D is a range of formable, texturing lacquers formulated to be screen printed onto XtraForm, the market leading Film Insert Moulding (FIM) film, as well as a wide range of other substrates. Using a hybrid cure technology (UV and solvent), the lacquers can be intermixed to produce an infinite range of bespoke finishes that are hard, abrasion and solvent resistant and meet the latest automotive specifications. Fototex 3D has been specifically formulated to: – allow customised surface textures to be printed and then formed onto 3D parts – give designers the ability to combine textures with gloss finishes on interior automotive parts produced using the FIM process – give automotive dial manufacturers the ability to produce super flat matt, non reflective finishes without the use of nitrogen in the process The Fototex 3D range includes a Fine and Supermatt finish, developed to be fully intermixed, plus a Gloss Modifier that when added to the finish adjusts the gloss levels. This allows you to create bespoke finishes, meeting the design needs of any application.




  • Interior automotive parts produced using the Film Insert Moulding (FIM) process
  • Any FIM part that requires textures
  • Automotive dials

The Process

Fototex N Matt

Fototex™ N Matt is a UV curable, 100% solids screen printable texturing varnish, designed to be used with a Linde type UV/Nitrogen curing units. Designed to be screen printed onto Autoflex® to produce selective textures, this provides a simple and cost effective way of producing high quality textured finishes. Fototex™ N Matt also produces excellent results when used with pre-treated polyester and polycarbonate films (see Fototex™ processing and safety recommendations).