Halar ® ECTFE (Ethylene-chlorotrifluoroethylene) Film provides excellent purity, chemical resistance, good electrical properties, a broad-use temperature range from cryogenic to 300°F (150°C), and meets the requirements of UL-94 V-0 vertical flame test in thicknesses as low as 7 mils (0.18 mm).
It is a tough material with excellent impact strength and wear resistance. Halar® 300 resin. Custom sized sheeting available.
Tefzel® Optically Clear Film is an extremely durable, thin polymeric film closely related to PTFE fluorocarbon resin. Of all the PTFE fluoropolymer family, Tefzel® (ETFE) is the most tough/ durable. Flexible and nearly 100 percent transparent, Tefzel® Optically Clear Film has excellent mechanical strength and reliability against cracking and abrasion. In outdoor applications, Tefzel® shows very little degradation over a long period of time despite constant UV radiation exposure, making it a suitable long term substitute for glass. Tefzel® Optically Clear Film features easy processibility and high-energy radiation resistance.
Film types are:Type LZ--General-purpose film, Type CLZ--Treated one-side for improved cementability, and Type CLZ-20--Treated both sides for improved cementability. Tefzel® films can be thermoformed, laminated, heat-sealed, die-stamped, and oriented for use in many applications including high flex lightweight wiring insulation, composite part mold release, anti-corrosive valve linings, non-stick roll covers, rupture disks, high frequency microwave circuitry, pharmaceutical cap liners, sterile packaging, cable insulation, microphone electret membranes, photovoltaic cell glazing, anti-graffiti coverings, erasable surface coverings, automotive airbag systems, fuel hose permeation barrier, hot melt adhesive and thousands more possible applications.
An extremely high temperature resistance combined with excellent mechanical, electrical, and chemical resistance makes PEEK™ (Polyetheretherketone) a high performance semi-crystalline thermoplastic suitable for use in a wide variety of demanding applications.
While maintaining similar dielectric properties, this film features higher tear and chemical resistance than Kapton® Polyimide HN, FN, and CR films, as well as better barrier performance against oxygen and water vapor, lower moisture absorption, and superior resistance to hydrolysis. This makes PEEK™ film well suited to hot, humid environments.
Mechanically, this film is capable of a high tensile strength of 18.9 kpsi (130 MPa), a flexural strength of 23.6kpsi (163 MPa) and a Rockwell hardness of 99 (R Scale).
PEEK™ is capable of maintaining its properties up to very high temperatures (continuous use of -70 to 500F), is UL RTI rated up to 464F, and has a melting point of 644F. PEEK™ also boasts a heat deflection temperature (1.8MPa) of 306F. 0.012-0.280mm thickness carries an HB flammability rating, while 0.50-0.75mm has a V-1 rating.
PEEK™ meets many aerospace, automotive, fire, smoke and toxicity, food/water, medical/pharmaceutical, and military approvals and standards. Custom sized sheeting available. PEEK™ is available with adhesive as well, exclusively from CS Hyde Company as PEEK Tape.
Comply with the compositional requirements of the Code of Federal regulations FDA 21 CFR 177.2415 of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the United States of America.
Ultem®/PEI (polyetherimide) film offers high heat resistance, coupled with high mechanical strength, stiffness, UV stability, and broad chemical resistance. This combination of properties proves the ability of this film to be used for a wide variety of demanding new design concepts. Similar to PEEK, Ultem® can be considered a more cost effective solution if continuous temperatures below 338F are acceptable per the application. It has a UL94 flame resistance rating of VTM-0, is FDA compliant, and is thermoformable. Custom sized sheeting available.
PES Ultrason E film possesses a combination of properties such as high resistance to heat and combustibility, low smoke emission and transparency. These coupled with light weight, high tear initiation and propagation strength, dimensional stability, chemical resistance and thermoformability make the film particularly useful in electrical, aerospace, automotive, and mass transit industries. Good for continuous use in temperatures up to 356F, with exceptional tensile & flexural strength. Custom sized sheeting available.
DuPont™ Kapton® Type HN Film
Kapton® Type HN is a tough, aromatic polyimide film, exhibiting an excellent balance of physical, chemical, and electrical properties over a wide temperature range. Kapton® has been successfully used in applications at temperatures as low as -452°F (-269°C) and as high as 752°F (400°C).
Chemically, its polyimide polymer makeup is the result of a polycondensation reaction between pyromellitic dianhydride and 4,4.diaminodiphenyl ether. Kapton does not melt or burn and has excellent chemical resistance; there are no know organic solvents for the film.
Mechanical parts, electronic parts, electrical insulation, fiber optics cable, insulation blankets and tubing, automotive diaphragm sensors and manifolds, etching and shim stock.
Kapton® HN film meets ASTM D-5213 (type 1, item A) requirements. Meets UL-94 Flammability rating: V-0.
TPX® (Polymethylpentene, or PMP) has remarkable combination of transparency and resistance to heat/chemicals. Some of its distinguishing characteristics include its low moisture absorption, exceptional electrical and acoustical properties, good chemical resistance, high heat resistance, and transparency.
3 mil. and 5 mil. Material is gloss/matte
10 mil. both polish/matte (*limited availability matte/matte) specify when ordering to confirm availability
20 mil. is matte / matte
TPX resin is FDA compliant, and has the lowest specific gravity of any known thermoplastic. It is thermoformable at temps of 248°F to 428°F depending on thickness, and thicker film should be preheated before forming.
Used in wide variety of applications including speaker cones, gas separating membranes, release films, and carrier films for ceramic slurry. TPX° DX845 resin.
PPS (Polyphenylene Sulfide) Ryton QC160P® film is an impact-modified, unreinforced extrusion grade resin. PPS film offers desirable tensile elongation along with excellent flexibility and ductility.
PPS Film has high temperature resistance (up to 500F, 428F continuous), impact strength and flexibility. This new grade retains many of the traditional benefits of Fortron® PPS including excellent adhesion to nylons and polyolefins, high chemical resistance and low fuel permeation.
PPS offers the broadest resistance to chemicals of any advanced engineering plastic. It has no known solvents below 392°F (200°C) and is inert to steam, strong bases, fuels and acids. For example: .005" (5mil) film of Fortron PPS SKX-382 has a gasoline (CE10) permeability rate of 0.121 g mm/m2/day, which is far less than that of nylon, polyketone and other resins often used with gasoline and other fuels. Minimal moisture absorption and a very low coefficient of linear thermal expansion, combined with stress-relieving manufacturing, make PPS ideally suited for precise tolerance machined components.
PPS offers the broadest resistance to chemicals of any advanced engineering plastic. It has no known solvents below 392°F (200°C) and is inert to steam, strong bases, fuels and acids. For example: .005" (5mil) film of Fortron® PPS SKX-382 has a gasoline (CE10) permeability rate of 0.121 g mm/m2/day, which is far less than that of nylon, polyketone and other resins often used with gasoline and other fuels. Minimal moisture absorption and a very low coefficient of linear thermal expansion, combined with stress-relieving manufacturing, make PPS ideally suited for precise tolerance machined components.
PSU Udel is a tough, rigid, high-strength, amorphous thermoplastic that maintains its properties over a wide temperature range. It has good electrical properties, clarity and toughness, plus exceptional steam resistance and thermoformability. It is used widely in food service, electronics, medical devices, chemical process equipment and automotive industries.
Base UDEL® P-1700 resin. Resin is FDA compliant.
PVDF (Kynar®) offers excellent chemical and corrosion resistance, and features a high tensile strength (7,550psi@yield). It also has good thermal stability and can be used in sustained applications up to 300°F.
PVDF is extremely pure, which makes it a good candidate for food applications. When specified, PVDF resin complies with FDA regulation 21 CFR 177.510, USDA, USP XX Class VI, 3A sanitary standards and meets ASTM D3222 resin specifications. PVDF can be used as a substitute for Tedlar®, ask for info.
Another feature of Kynar® is its high impact resistance and durability. Compared to many thermoplastics, PVDF has excellent resistance to creep and fatigue, yet in thin sections such as films, PVDF components are flexible and transparent.
PVDF film is stable to UV light and the effects of weather. In cold, heat, sunlight and humidity PVDF Film does not wear out or get brittle. PVDF has low NBS smoke generation and superior LOI. Also available as a CS Hyde exclusive: PVDFstick® tape, PVDF laminated with high tack adhesive for fastener-less application.