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Tedlar®  Film Use in Gas Sampling Bags

Posted by Mack Hendrick on Aug 11, 2016 2:35:14 PM

Tedlar® Film Offers Gas Permeation Resistance for Gas Sample Bags

DuPont™ Tedlar® PVF film is a biaxially oriented and highly functional film that provides long-lasting finish, making it a much sought after high-performance material.

Apart from being used in a wide variety of industrial market surfaces, its chemical inertness and resistance to gas permeation makes Tedlar® a top choice for scientific pursuits that require gas sample bags. Sample integrity is assured as Tedlar® release films offer gas permeation resistance into and out of the sample bags.

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Topics: tedlar film, Tedlar® polyvinyl fluoride (PVF) film, tedlar, gas sampling bags

Fluoropolymer Coating Diversity and Capacity

Posted by Jon Goodwin on May 23, 2016 4:19:47 PM

Big to Small and High-Volume to Quick Turn Fluoropolymer Coating

If you are looking for custom fluoropolymer coatings for your applications—whether you are in medical biopharmaceutical, food processing, industrial chemical processing, require coating for electrical components, or for military purposes—it’s vital that you have a fluoropolymer coating applicator that can provide capabilities as diverse as your needs.

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Topics: Fluoropolymer Coatings, PFOA and Fluoropolymer Coatings

PFOA and the Fluoropolymer Coating Process

Posted by Jon Goodwin on Apr 26, 2016 5:13:39 PM

It’s Not Part of the Process Anymore

Here’s what you need to know about the use of PFOA in American Durafilm® products: it’s not in them. Plain and simple. In fact, PFOA was never in any of the tubing materials offered by American Durafilm, and it was removed from the films and coatings several years ago.

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Topics: Fluoropolymer Coatings, PFOA and Fluoropolymer Coatings

The Many Uses of Tedlar® Film

Posted by Mack Hendrick on Jan 26, 2016 11:01:43 AM

American Durafilm Now Distributing Highly Functional Tedlar® Film

It’s been around for 50 years. You see it every day. You drive by it in your car as you glance up to see the myriad advertisement signs flashing by. You may even be sitting on it … right now … in the subway. Or perhaps the sun is too bright on that flight you are taking, so you pull the Tedlar® shade down to ease the glare of the sun. Hospital air smells clean and stays sterile, in part, because of it. Accurate measurements of gas components have been possible because Tedlar® gas sampling bags were doing their job. If you’re a manufacturer and are reading this, you may already know some of the “everyday” uses of this vastly diverse film.

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

Thermoforming Norton® Fluoropolymer Films

Posted by Mack Hendrick on Aug 18, 2015 2:15:48 PM

High-Performance Plastics in 3D

It’s a process often taken for granted for something that has almost endless applications. Thermoforming involves shaping plastics into a variety of products. But you know that already. And you know it is a tried and true method for heating a sheet of plastic almost to its melting point, then shaping it with a form or a mold to create custom products for very specific requirements. The process itself utilizes vacuum to pull the plastic towards the mold or form, which is why it is also often referred to as vacuum forming. 

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Topics: High-Performance Plastics, Norton Films, Norton Fluoropolymer Films

High-Performance Kapton® Film Lamination Capability

Posted by Mack Hendrick on Jun 19, 2015 11:14:02 AM

Teflon® FEP, Teflon® PFA, and Tefzel® ETFE Options as Well!

Your high-performance film product options just got even better! American Durafilm® already offers custom rewinding, slitting, and packaging services and can satisfy any converting request—with quick responses and fast lead times. Add lamination of high-performance films to that list, and your application choices have just increased.

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Topics: Kapton Films, Kapton Film, Adhesive Lamination for High-Performance Films

PTFE Applications for Mold Release

Posted by Jon Goodwin on May 12, 2015 5:38:44 PM

The Diversity of Fluoropolymers

What do ravioli and dog biscuits have in common? Well, nothing, really. But—to meet the need of their inherent forms and functions, they share some of the same requirements on the production line.

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Topics: Fluropolymer Coatings, Mold Release

FDA Compliance and Fluoropolymer Coatings

Posted by Jon Goodwin on Mar 17, 2015 10:21:53 AM

These Coatings Are So Good You Can Eat Off Them!

When a fluoropolymer coating is FDA compliant, it means it can be used for food contact. Aside from that favorite frying pan you use every time you sauté your most delicious chicken dinner, the applications that fluoropolymer coatings are used for span far beyond the confines of your kitchen or culinary imagination.

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Topics: Fluropolymer Coatings

Why Dielectric Strength of Kapton® Film Matters

Posted by Mack Hendrick on Mar 12, 2015 4:41:42 PM

The Big and Small Electrical Jobs—It Protects them All

If you care that airplanes fly as they should, and rocket ships launch and orbit as engineered, and educational scientific photos of such exploits make their way back to us via satellites floating in the ethers of deep space—then the reliable dielectric strength of Kapton® film not only matters, it’s vital.

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Does Kapton® Film Excel Under Extreme Temperature?

Posted by Mack Hendrick on Feb 26, 2015 9:57:00 AM

Top-4-Properties-KaptonExtreme Temperature Resistance Is a Hallmark Property of Kapton® Films. We are often asked about the temperature range capabilities of Kapton® film. Kapton® film is known for its ability—and relied on—to withstand extreme temperatures. With operating temperature ratings from -269°C (-452°F) to 400°C (752°F), Kapton® films have an incredibly wide range.

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