Polyester (Mylar®)

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Polyester (Mylar®)

Mylar Formulation and Characteristics

Polyester, also known as Mylar® (its brand name), is made from stretched polyethylene terephthalate (PET). It’s ideal for harsh indoor and outdoor environments. It’s UV resistant, won’t fade in the sun, and is non-yellowing. Mylar is also electrical resistant and can withstand extreme temperatures, water, abrasion, and chemicals. This extremely durable and highly versatile material can meet rigorous specifications for high tensile strength, durability, resistance to solvents, clarity, resistance to shrinking and stretching, and low electrical conduction. It also resists tears and won’t become brittle when used outdoors.

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Features and Uses of Mylar Polyester Labels

Mylar is well suited for commercial as well as industrial applications. Common uses for Mylar nameplates include asset tags, product identification, faceplates, control panels, and overlays. Mylar can be used as the base material for the nameplate, and it can also be used as a top overlaminate (protective overlay) over a nameplate made from another material.

FAQs

Autoflex

8010 Lexan, Clear

8010V Lexan, Clear

8A13V Lexan, Matte

8A35 Lexan, Velvet (5-25 mils)

8B35 Lexan, Velvet (3-20 mils)

8B35E Lexan, Velvet

8B35F Lexan, Velvet

8B35V Lexan, Velvet

8B35FV Lexan, Velvet

8B36 Lexan, Suede

AutoFlex PC

Covestro Makrofol® DE 1-1 000000 Clear Polycarbonate

Covestro Makrofol DE 7-2 000000 Polycarbonate

FR60 Lexan, Polished

FR63 Lexan, Matte

FR65 Lexan, Velvet

FR66 Lexan, Suede

FR83 Lexan, Matte

FR700 Lexan, Velvet

HPXXS Lexan

HPXXW Lexan

Marnot® XL Hardcoat Clear Polycarbonate (Marnot XL Polycarbonate)

RowTec® Polycarbonate

Covestro

8010 Lexan, Clear

8010V Lexan, Clear

8A13V Lexan, Matte

8A35 Lexan, Velvet (5-25 mils)

8B35 Lexan, Velvet (3-20 mils)

8B35E Lexan, Velvet

8B35F Lexan, Velvet

8B35V Lexan, Velvet

8B35FV Lexan, Velvet

8B36 Lexan, Suede

AutoFlex PC

Covestro Makrofol® DE 1-1 000000 Clear Polycarbonate

Covestro Makrofol DE 7-2 000000 Polycarbonate

FR60 Lexan, Polished

FR63 Lexan, Matte

FR65 Lexan, Velvet

FR66 Lexan, Suede

FR83 Lexan, Matte

FR700 Lexan, Velvet

HPXXS Lexan

HPXXW Lexan

Marnot® XL Hardcoat Clear Polycarbonate (Marnot XL Polycarbonate)

RowTec® Polycarbonate

Marnot® XL

8010 Lexan, Clear

8010V Lexan, Clear

8A13V Lexan, Matte

8A35 Lexan, Velvet (5-25 mils)

8B35 Lexan, Velvet (3-20 mils)

8B35E Lexan, Velvet

8B35F Lexan, Velvet

8B35V Lexan, Velvet

8B35FV Lexan, Velvet

8B36 Lexan, Suede

AutoFlex PC

Covestro Makrofol® DE 1-1 000000 Clear Polycarbonate

Covestro Makrofol DE 7-2 000000 Polycarbonate

FR60 Lexan, Polished

FR63 Lexan, Matte

FR65 Lexan, Velvet

FR66 Lexan, Suede

FR83 Lexan, Matte

FR700 Lexan, Velvet

HPXXS Lexan

HPXXW Lexan

Marnot® XL Hardcoat Clear Polycarbonate (Marnot XL Polycarbonate)

RowTec® Polycarbonate

RowTec® Polycarbonate

8010 Lexan, Clear

8010V Lexan, Clear

8A13V Lexan, Matte

8A35 Lexan, Velvet (5-25 mils)

8B35 Lexan, Velvet (3-20 mils)

8B35E Lexan, Velvet

8B35F Lexan, Velvet

8B35V Lexan, Velvet

8B35FV Lexan, Velvet

8B36 Lexan, Suede

AutoFlex PC

Covestro Makrofol® DE 1-1 000000 Clear Polycarbonate

Covestro Makrofol DE 7-2 000000 Polycarbonate

FR60 Lexan, Polished

FR63 Lexan, Matte

FR65 Lexan, Velvet

FR66 Lexan, Suede

FR83 Lexan, Matte

FR700 Lexan, Velvet

HPXXS Lexan

HPXXW Lexan

Marnot® XL Hardcoat Clear Polycarbonate (Marnot XL Polycarbonate)

RowTec® Polycarbonate

LEXAN

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With selective textures and adhesives, different parts of the Lexan™ nameplate are treated in different ways. Usually, the finished nameplate has the finish/texture of the base material and the graphics are reverse printed on the untextured underside of the material.

We can apply (print or laminate) finishes/textures on the top side, covering the entire surface, or print only in certain areas selectively. For example, we can take a glossy polyester nameplate and print a selective velvet texture over everything except for the company logo graphic and text. This makes the logo “pop out” from the background.

The adhesive is usually rolled on and covers the entire underside of the nameplate. It can have holes selectively cut in it for transparent windows. Windows are areas with no printing which may or may not have adhesive.

Lexan nameplates can be designed to UL® or CSA-approved specifications.