FEP & PFA films are PTFE (Teflon™ fluoroplastic) based films that benefit from the ability to be thermoformed, heat-sealed, plastic-welded or bonded. PFA film is very similar to FEP, except its higher melting point (302C to 310C vs. FEP’s melt range of 260C to 280C). PTFE is the most inert of all plastics and complies with US FDA regulations for safe use with food. FEP and PFA films possess superior anti-stick, low friction properties, as well as high dielectric strength (over 7000 volts per mil for 1 mil). No electrical tracking, non-wettable (hydrophobic), non-flammable, non-charring. We are proud to offer superior reliability & retention of properties over large areas of these films. Available in sheets as wide as 24 inches. This film is also available with adhesive for ease of installation in our tape section. Custom sized sheeting available.
Optically clear polyester film is a general-purpose high clarity polyester film. This film is non yellowing and holds consistent color. Main features of optically clear polyester include chemical resistance, electrical resistance, tear resistance, dimensional stability, and heat resistance of up too 200°F. Typical applications include packaging, printing, die-cutting, electronics, protective overlay, barrier protection, apparel, and other industrial applications.
Optically clear polyester can be supplied with adhesive backing. Available in sheets, slit to width rolls, or custom die cut parts.
Nominal thicknesses available: .001” (1 mil.) to .010” (10 mil.) Standard length 36” wide. (Can be slit to width).
Mylar® is a DuPont® developed and manufactured oriented, multi-use, versatile polyester (PET) film. Throughout our catalog, a few characteristics unitize this product line; Mylar® does not become brittle with age under normal conditions because there are no plasticizers, it is archival quality, dimensionally stable, chemical resistant, color consistent, good clarity, non-yellowing, non-tearing, temperature range of -100 to 300F, electrically insulating, balanced tensile properties, and excellent moisture resistance (non-wettable). CS Hyde Company stocks three types of Polyester PET film, Mylar® Type A- Hazy (standard industry grade), Optically Clear Polyester PET Film, and Metalized Polyester film.
What is Mylar®?
Mylar® brand is the registered trademark owned by the E.I. DuPont Corporation for bi-axially oriented polyester film (BOPET). The term or trade name Mylar® can only be used to identify polyester or PET that is manufactured using DuPont Teijin Films resin. CS Hyde supplies DuPont® Mylar® Type A.
Polyester (PET) Types:
48-F Series - Type A Mylar® is our standard grade PET film. It is a tough, general purpose film that’s transparent in (.5 mil) through 92 gauge (1 mil), and translucent/hazy in (2 mil) through (14 mil). Mylar® Polyester PET is ideally suited for a wide range of uses such as packaging, printing, electronics, protective overlay, barrier protection, apparel and many industrial applications. Because of Mylar® Polyester's inherent physical properties, it's a great choice if you are looking for a high performance polyester plastic film/sheet. Custom sized sheeting or roll stock available. Mylar® tape- with 3M™ Adhesive is also available.
48-F-OC Series - Optically Clear Polyester PET film features similar qualities of Mylar® Type A, except this product is clear/transparent from (1 mil) to (10 mil) thickness. Optically clear PET is ideal for applications that require see through clarity for example alternative windows, lenses of optics applications, or moisture resistant sheilds. Custom sized sheeting or roll stock available.
48-F-1M Series - Metalized Polyester PET film features a bright metallic finish and is available in stock. Metalized PET thickness range (1 mil) to (5 mil) Silver metalized Polyester PET film has a super reflective, mirror-like surface composed of a combination of polyester and a thin aluminum coating that is deposited on the surface. Custom sized sheeting or roll stock available.
Polyester PET is available in full width rolls, sheets, or die cut parts. Also available with 3M® adhesive backing.
CS Hyde Company offers two types of high performance (PC) polycarbonate film; Clear Polycarbonate-type GG (gloss/gloss surface) and Hazy Polycarbonate- type VM (Velvet/Matte surface). Polycarbonate films have exceptional impact strength, weatherability and thermoformability. With higher strength than acrylic and better dimensional stability than Mylar® or Polyester, our polycarbonate film is a great all around high performace material. Polycarbonate available in .010", .015", and .020" thicknesses. Call for free samples, or to request a datasheet. Custom sized sheeting and die cut parts 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.