America’s most experienced provider of high-performance films, coatings, and tubing expands to new location in Dover, NH
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.
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):
Topics: Polyimide Tubing
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.
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®.
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.
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.
Topics: Kapton Films
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.
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.
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.
Topics: Duralok Technology