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All About Polyester (Mylar) Nameplates

Polyester nameplates are a popular option for companies who need an abrasion and chemical resistant product that works well in all types of work environments. Hallmark Nameplates creates custom-designed nameplates for clients in a wide range of industries and uses. Below is a quick guide that will tell you everything you need to know about Mylar nameplates and how they can benefit your company.

What is Polyester?

Say the word Polyester and most people have no clue what you’re talking about. Polyester material, however, is a stretched polyester film that is used for a number of applications and products that you are familiar with. Polyester is used for products such as solar filters and helium balloons. It also makes a great insulative material and can even be used as a plastic coating. Mylar is popular because it exhibits the following properties:

  • Insulates electricity
  • It is clear and transparent
  • Malleable and extremely durable
  • Light and chemical resistant
  • Provides the perfect barrier against odor or gas

How is Polyester Created?

Polyester has been around since the 1950s. It was first developed by Dupont who named it “Mylar” and further advanced by NASA in the mid-60s. NASA engineers used Mylar to create balloons for spacecraft. Mylar was used because it could endure the rigors of long-range flight.

Mylar is made from molten polyethylene terephthalate (PET), which is a thin film-like substance that is cooled and dispersed via a large roller. The film may be drawn or stretched out in one more direction by designated machinery using the specified rollers. Once the film is drawn out and held to the appropriate tension it is heated and set. Once it hardens, it makes an impenetrable surface that is ideal for nameplates and other similar applications.

Polyester Offers Exceptional Durability

The reason Hallmark Nameplate uses Mylar is because of its rugged properties. Regardless of what type of environment you work in, you can be assured that your Mylar nameplates can handle it.

Chemical Resistance. In many industries, chemicals are used throughout the day. These chemicals can be corrosive. Mylar is resistant to chemicals and will not stain or corrode upon contact.

Suitable for Indoor or Outdoor Use. Polyester has the flexibility to be used in commercial applications inside intense work areas or outside in extreme temperatures. It can withstand the outside elements including cold, heat, high humidity, and rain.

Daily Activity. No matter where you go, you can take Polyester with you on the job. If you have a labor-intensive role, you never have to worry about damaging your Polyester nameplates.

Long-Term Benefits. Polyester lasts a long time. You can use your Polyester nameplates without worrying about ongoing maintenance or repairs. It is truly an investment in your company and equipment.

Polyester Nameplate Options

One of the benefits of Polyester is that you can use it on any type of nameplate regardless of the design. This gives you lots of options when trying to decide what type of nameplate you want. For instance, you can get your nameplate available in thicknesses from .003” to .007”. Polyester also allows you to choose from different finishes that range from gloss to matte. Polyester will protect the surface of your nameplates without sacrificing creativity and quality design. With Polyester, you have the ability to have your nameplate made just the way you want it.

Custom Order Your Polyester(Mylar) Nameplates Today!

Hallmark Nameplate offers custom-designed Polyester nameplates for any application. We can sit down with you and go over the details of your nameplates and then produce them to your exact specifications. We handle all orders both large and small and can ensure on-time delivery and a product of the highest quality in the industry. Contact us today and let us help you with your next project. Call us at 800-874-9063.


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