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American Durafilm Announces Third Manufacturing Location

Posted by Mack Hendrick on Feb 21, 2023 11:50:01 AM

America’s most experienced provider of high-performance films, coatings, and tubing expands to new location in Dover, NH

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American Durafilm Co., Inc. Offers PFOA Free Solutions as Calls Continue for Regulation Regarding Toxic “Forever Chemicals”

Posted by Mack Hendrick on Sep 1, 2021 10:35:19 AM

Recent Findings Show a Need to Classify PFOS and PFOA as Hazardous Substances

The U.S. House of Representatives voted in July 2021 to take significant action to address the public health failure regarding unregulated toxic “forever chemicals” that Americans have been exposed to, according to an article published by MSN News.

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Topics: PFOA and Fluoropolymer Coatings, PFOS

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

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