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An Update to ID Size Ranges and Technical Data on Polyimide Tubing

Posted by Mack Hendrick on Dec 21, 2020 8:36:47 AM

Read the 10 Top Reasons to Choose Polyimide Tubing for Your Next Project or Product

Polyimide tubing’s set of unique characteristics makes it the ideal choice for a number of industries and applications. It has various properties that make it ideal for medical devices, aerospace industries, and electric applications, such as (though not limited to):

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Topics: Polyimide Tubing

High-Performance Film Options for the Food Industry

Posted by Mack Hendrick on Jun 22, 2020 3:18:56 PM

How Teflon® and Tedlar® Film Protects Your Food and Your Space

When considering how to set up your food production operation, you want equipment that will be reliable, easy to maintain and clean, and that helps you create the best product. When considering the environment in which you produce product you want it clean and functional, ensuring that your workers and product are made with safety regulations in mind.

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Topics: Tedlar® polyvinyl fluoride (PVF) film, tedlar film, Teflon Coatings, teflon film

Mold and Mildew Resistant Material for Medical Applications

Posted by Mack Hendrick on Apr 29, 2020 2:44:28 PM

Why Tedlar® Is a Superior Option for the Medical Industry

Robert F. Davis reports in his publication that when Tedlar® polyvinyl fluoride (PVF) films first entered the market in 1958, it was known as “R” film, and then later Teslar PVF film. Its early uses were mainly for circuit board markets in a clear film form, then later pigmented versions of film were used for roofing and building siding applications. It was during this time, in 1961, that the name was changed to Tedlar®.

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Topics: Mold Release, Tedlar® polyvinyl fluoride (PVF) film, tedlar film, tedlar

The Difference Between Kapton® and Teflon® Film

Posted by Mack Hendrick on Sep 26, 2019 4:16:12 PM

A Comparison of the Most Popular High-Performance Films

Teflon® and Kapton® films are two of the most popular high-performance films on the market today. Both possess outstanding performance features that make them an ideal choice for a wide variety of applications. Many of our customers have questions regarding which type of film would be best for their specific application. To provide our customers with complete transparency into the uniqueness of each of these products, we’ve broken down their differences below in an easily digestible format. Read along to discover whether Kapton® or Teflon® film is the best film to meet your product requirements.

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Topics: Kapton Films, Polyimide Film, teflon film

Kapton Film and the Rosetta Mission (Kapton Films - Sep 2017 - Dec 2017)

Posted by Mack Hendrick on Nov 7, 2018 8:48:16 AM

The Philae Lander Wants its Time in the Sun

As you might imagine, we are as fascinated with Rosetta’s success as are any of the scientists that have worked on or observed this mission for the last 10-plus years. It’s as riveting a thriller as any sci-fi movie—only this isn’t made of the stuff of someone’s imagination (well, it was at some point!). It is now a reality and made, in part, of material we handle every day at American Durafilm: Kapton® film.

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Topics: Kapton Films

Resealable FEP Duralok™ Bags and Non-stick Storage

Posted by Mack Hendrick on Dec 8, 2017 12:58:20 PM

FEP Duralok™–A waste-free, storage solution for viscous, greasy, and/or sticky samples

Handling any kind of lab sample requires caution, the right lab equipment, and extreme precision on the part of the lab technician to maintain the integrity of the sample as well as the accuracy of results. A lot of this depends on the nature of the sample–it’s form being the most essential property to be mindful of. Viscous or sticky materials, and liquid and gas samples require more care and watchfulness than a sample that’s in solid or powder form.

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Topics: Duralok Technology, Non-Stick Storage

Resealable FEP Duralok™ Bags and Inertness

Posted by Mack Hendrick on Sep 20, 2017 10:10:33 AM

Is Protecting Lab Samples from Contamination a Priority for You?

Modern laboratories are hectic environments with personnel sharing equipment across overlapping workstations that may be near busy areas and limited instruments. Contamination most frequently occurs through avoidable procedural errors. Our FEP Duralok™ bags are resealable, inert, and designed to help you overcome some of these challenges.

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Topics: Duralok, Duralok Technology

Resealable FEP Duralok™ Bags and Enhanced Temperature Resistance

Posted by Mack Hendrick on Aug 17, 2017 12:05:06 PM

Does Your Medical or Research Application Require Enhanced Temperature Resistant Materials?

FEP and Kapton® films have long been the trusted materials for use in the medical and biopharmaceutical fields because of their ability to withstand extreme temperature applications. Our 100% FEP Duralok™ technology now adds portable, resealable, efficient, and effective enclosure convenience to FEP’s property of being resistant to enhanced temperatures.

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Topics: Duralok Technology

How Fluoropolymer Coating Helps with Electrical Insulation

Posted by Jon Goodwin on Apr 7, 2017 3:15:28 PM

Coating Products Offer Superior Quality and Reliability as Insulators

First, let’s have a quick review of fluoropolymer coatings. You are probably familiar with the most widely known properties of fluoropolymer coatings:

  • Non-stick
  • Low friction
  • Non-wetting
  • Thermal stability
  • Electrical insulation
  • Chemical resistance

You might be aware of the many ways choosing the right coatings can improve outputs and overall product performance. When you use the correct selection and application of a fluoropolymer coating, you can add significant value to your parts. 

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Topics: Fluoropolymer Coatings

Introducing Resealable FEP Duralok™ Bags for Caustic or Critical Lab Samples!

Posted by Mack Hendrick on Jan 23, 2017 6:05:37 PM

Solving a 50-Year-Old Problem 

Once you put your critical or caustic sample inside your field sample bag, how do you close it?

Perhaps you’ve been using the standard protocol of either a clamp made of some other material, or have invested in expensive heat-sealing equipment that requires time, training, and resources to operate. Either option creates an extra step in your process, can present a rash of problems, and is inconvenient to use.

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Topics: Duralok, Resealable Duralok Test Sample Bags, Duralok Technology, Resealable Test Sample Bags

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