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Kapton® Film Bags and Cryogenic Storage

Posted by Mack Hendrick on Aug 14, 2014 2:09:00 PM

A Superior Combination for Tissue and Cell Preservation

Kapton® polyimide films have been hard at work for over 45 years, and have been used in cryogenics for 30 years. These cryogenic bags are the superior choice for lab work that needs the paramount protection and preservation. The biosciences depend on Kapton film bags for easy and safe cryopreservation.

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Topics: Kapton Film

Evaluating Teflon® Coatings for Prolonged Part Life

Posted by Mack Hendrick on Aug 14, 2014 11:30:00 AM

High-performance coatings such as Teflon® are used widely—across industries, and for a multitude of processes and products. The versatility of these functional coatings allows for application to a wide variety of substrate materials, part sizes, and configurations, always adding value far beyond the inherent nonstick qualities that Teflon is most noted for. This allows for manufacturers to apply the unique attributes of high-performance coatings to a diversity of substrates such as ceramics, formed carbon, glass, steel alloys, nickel alloys, titanium, aluminum, copper, brass, and various other metals.

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4 Advantages of Tefzel ETFE Film for a Greenhouse Covering

Posted by Mack Hendrick on Jul 29, 2014 2:35:00 PM

Based on our previous blog post, “It’s Easy Being Green with Tefzel® ETFE: 8 Green Properties,” it is evident that Tefzel ETFE film is the best choice for a greenhouse covering. No other material comes as close to the Tefzel ETFE film in creating a sound greenhouse effect. Before we delve into the advantages of using Tefzel ETFE film in building a greenhouse, it is important to know about the greenhouse effect. We’re not talking about on a global scale, but in an actual greenhouse.  

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Topics: Tefzel

It’s Easy Being Green with Tefzel® ETFE: 8 Great Properties

Posted by Mack Hendrick on Jul 15, 2014 2:52:00 PM

Tefzel® ETFE Film is a great choice for greenhouse coverings. It has an outdoor weathering rating of over 20 years, which is testament to its durability and toughness.

8 Tefzel Properties that Keep You in the Green

  • Chemical resistance keeps acid rain off plants and won’t degrade the film
  • Hydrophobic abilities repel water, snow, sleet, and hail, protecting plants
    from harsh elements
  • Hydrophilic capabilities collect water and irrigate plants
  • Tensile strength allows for tight fits over structures that reduce the effects
    of high winds
  • Impact strength promotes self-healing and recovery from dents
  • Self-extinguishing film creates an incredibly flame-retardant building
  • Sustainable structures last eight-times longer than traditional polyethylene coverings
  • Trouble-free operation requires minimal maintenance
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DuPont™ Kapton® Films: Everyday, Every Way

Posted by Mack Hendrick on Jul 9, 2014 2:57:00 PM

Far from Common

While DuPont™ Kapton® polyimide film is found in many common products the everyday consumer uses or benefits from every day, it’s far from common. With a 45-year legacy, it has set the industry standard providing reliable, durable performance under harsh conditions.

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