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Acetate films, also known as cellulose acetate films, are thermoplastics that can be made from wood pulp or other organic fibers such as cotton. The two most common types of acetate films are cellulose diacetate (CDA) and cellulose triacetate (CTA). Acetate films are used across industries because of their optical clarity, strong chemical resistance, low water permeability and high moisture vapor transmission. The most well-known application is photographic film, but acetate films are also used for optical films, scratch resistant films, anti-fog applications and even consumer apparel.
Nylon films are thermoplastics made from polyamides, and some of the most common types of nylon films are unoriented nylon, biaxially orientated nylon film (BOPA), cast mono-film and multi-layer co-extruded films. Nylon films are generally considered stable and won't curl during application, making them easier to work with in manufacturing environments. Nylon is also scratch, abrasion and heat resistant, so it won't expand during lamination processes. Nylon films are often used in food packaging because the material creates a strong barrier to oxygen but is CO2 permeable. That means that if CO2 is released by organic matter, it won't cause the packaging to balloon. Nylon films are sometimes considered specialty films because they often have a higher price point than PP, PVC or PE films.
Polyester Film (PET)
Polyester films, also known as polyethylene terephthalate (PET), are thermoplastics and one of the most commonly used polyester films is biaxially oriented PET (BOPET). Manufacturers prize polyester films because they are dimensionally stable and will retain physical properties under a wide range of temperatures. They also generally offer good UV resistance, optical clarity, high tensile strength, don't absorb moisture easily and provide a strong gas barrier. When combined with an adhesive to form polyester film tape, the polyester backing can protect surfaces from abrasion and rough handling. Polyester films are often used for high-performance products and high-quality printing and laminating projects.Check out our converting capabilities!
Polypropylene Film (PP)
Polypropylene films are thermoplastics that are used across industries because of their strong heat sealing and heat resistance, high gloss appearance, optical clarity, tensile strength and relatively low cost. These materials also provide a strong gas barrier, which is why they are often used in applications where product longevity and shelf life are important. One advantage of using polypropylene films is that they can be recycled and reprocessed for use in multiple applications. However, they are not biodegradable. Some of the most commonly used polypropylene films are unoriented polypropylene (CPP) and biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP).
Polycarbonate Film (PC)
Polycarbonate films are thermoplastics that can be easily thermoformed, molded or die cut to exact specifications. PC films are extremely durable, offering outstanding impact resistance as well as chemical, abrasion and weathering resistance. These films are often transparent and offer strong optical, thermal and electrical properties. Polycarbonate films can be easily die cut and provide excellent adhesion with a variety of ink systems. PC films are used for a range of applications including medical packaging, light management applications, labels, graphic overlays, packaging and more.
Polyurethane Film (PU, TPU)
Polyurethane films are also known as PU or TPU films and are generally considered a specialty film. Some of the benefits of polyurethane films are that the material remains flexible at low temperatures, provides strong abrasion resistance, high elongation and exceptional strength. PU and TPU films are also used for applications that require durable materials, including UV resistance, flame resistance, chemical resistance as well as mold and fungus resistance. Because PU materials are permeable to oxygen and moisture, they are often used by medical OEMs to create wound care products.Explore our manufacturing applications!
Polyimide Film (PI)
Polyimide films are generally considered high-performance films and are often used in applications where high mechanical strength and strong resistance to temperature, corrosion and wear are required. These materials are commonly used as dielectric and insulating films because of their dielectric properties and their ability to withstand extreme temperatures. Common applications for polyimide films include adhesive tapes, thermal insulation for high-performance products like space blankets, flexible consumer electronics and more.
PVC stands for polyvinyl chloride, and it is one of the most widely used synthetic plastics in the world. The material is fairly rigid at room temperature, but plasticizers can be added to increase flexibility. That's why PVC films generally fall into two categories: flexible PVC films (formulated with a plasticizer added) and rigid PVC films (without a plasticizer). PVC films are prized for their durability, dimensional stability, impact strength and chemical resistance, and they can be a cost-effective option for a variety of applications. PVC is also a very versatile material and can be manufactured and converted in a variety of ways, including die cutting, extruding and printing. PVC films are used for applications like adhesive tape backing, labels, bags, liners, medical applications and shrink wrap for industrial packaging.
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Precision Converting is ready to convert a wide range of film materials to meet your application requirements. We have extensive experience working with all kinds of films and follow strict quality and process controls to ensure outstanding quality in every run. Contact us if you have questions about a specific material or to start your next project.