Film Types: All Products described here are intended for indoor use.

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Polyester (PET)

Polyester is an outstanding heat activated film for most applications. It features excellent scuff and scratch resistance, durability and good folding characteristics. It is the industry’s most popular film and is most commonly used for two sided lamination.
Applications include book covers, badges, maps and menus. PET has tensile, tear and impact strength and retains these outstanding properties and remains tough and flexible once applied. Since PET doesn’t contain any plasticizers, it doesn’t become brittle with age under normal conditions. PET has the widest selection of film thickness available.
  • General purpose over-laminate
  • Excellent abrasion and scratch resistance
  • Good thermal stability

Polypropylene (OPP)

Polypropylene is a favorite choice for those wanting a more economical heat activated film. It is a very flexible film and is often used in one sided project. Applications include write-on/wipe off calendars, posters, presentation folders and labels. Because of its softness, OPP folds extremely well
  • Good optical properties, “wet look” ( Available in matte finish too)
  • Good chemical resistance
  • Folds extremely well
  • Cost effective when compared to PET
  • Softer than PET

Nylon (Lay-Flat)

Nylon thermal laminating film is very popular particularly for one sided projects like book covers and dust jackets, due to its uniquely stable and non-curling properties. When exposed to heat, as during lamination, nylon won’t stretch or expand. Accordingly, when cooling, nylon doesn’t shrink. Lat-Flat features excellent abrasion resistance and exceptional optical properties (clarity, glossiness).
  • Reduced curl
  • Good scratch and abrasion resistance
  • Good optical properties