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Film Facestocks

Various Types of Synthetics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vinyl

Vinyl

 

Kimdura

Polyester

Polyethylene

Polylefin

Polypropylene

Polystyrene

Flexible

Semi Rigid

Strength

High

High

Low

High

High

Low

Low

Low

Tear Resistance

Stretches & Tears Into Layers

No Stretch
No Tear

No Stretch
No Tear

Stretches In Both Directions

Stretches, Does not tear easily

No stretch, tears easily

Stretches & tears

Tears in jagged little lines

Temperature Capability

Fair

Excellent

Poor

High

High

Poor

Fair

Fair

Durability

Poor

Maximum

Low

Good

Good

Fair

Good

Good

Clarity or Opacity

 

Excellent

Poor

Poor

Good

Good

Poor

Excellent

Rigidity

High

High

 

 

High

Medium

 

 

Printability

Excellent

Good

Fair

Good

Good

Fair

Fair

Fair

Dispensibility

Good

Good

 

Good

Good

Fair

Fair

Good

Chemical Resistance

Good

Good

Excellent

Good

Excellent

Poor

Excellent

Excellent

Outdoor Resistance

Limited

Excellent

Limited

Limited

Limited

Poor

Excellent

Good

Convertability

Good

Excellent

Poor

Good

Excellent

Fair

Good

Good

Smell

None

None

None

None

None

None

Smell

Slight

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shower Curtain

Shower Curtain

Density Test (in water)

Floats

Sinks

Floats

Floats

Floats

Sinks Slowly

Sinks

Sinks

Acetone Test

No Reaction

No Reaction

No Reaction

No Reaction, slight curl

No Reaction

No Reaction

Curls

Curls

Notes

Scotch Tape removes topcoat

 

 

 

Pearlescent appearance on adhesive

Tin like sound when shaken

 

 

Type of Ribbon Used

Wax & Resin

Resin

Resin

Wax & Resin

Wax & Resin

Resin

Resin

Resin

DTG U.L. Construction

No

Yes

No

Yes

No

No

No

No

Cost (1=Low, 6=High)

4

5

3

2

1

3

6

6