FLEXcon Expands High-Temperature Product Line Delivering Solutions to Automotive, Aerospace and Consumer Electronics Industries

Thursday, June 21, 2012

FLEXcon, an innovator in adhesive coating and laminating, today announced the extension of the THERMLfilm® HT™ product line with the addition of polyethylene naphthalate (PEN) products. The PEN products offer narrow web converters optimum performance in high-temperature labeling applications for the automotive, aerospace and consumer electronics industries.

The PEN products have undergone rigorous testing which includes being subjected to five cycles of fluctuating temperatures, varying humidity levels and chemical exposure and have proven performance at intermittent temperatures up to 500˚F (260˚C). This ensures that the PEN films can withstand the heat, abrasion and chemical factors of a wide range of high-temperature uses and are ideal for automotive, aerospace and consumer electronics applications. Designed specifically for high-density barcode and alphanumeric information, the topcoat on all THERMLfilm HT products has static dissipating properties that minimize the risk of print voids, and its super smooth surface allows for printability of up to 600 dpi for consistent ANSI scanning.

“Printability and heat resistance are two key factors to consider when selecting films for high temperature applications,” said John Bennett, Vice President, Product Identification, FLEXcon.  “FLEXcon’s new THERMLfilm HT PEN films are an economical solution for applications where temperatures exceed the limits of polyester, but the extreme heat resistance of polyimide is not required.”

The printable PEN films are available on a 50 lb. (80 GSM) glassine liner and the overlaminate uses a 1.5 mil (36 micron) polyester liner for superior adhesive clarity.  All THERMLfilm HT PEN products are held in stock in the U.S. through FLEXcon’s Quick-Ship program and the white product is available in pre-slit rolls through the FLEXcon Pre-Slit Roll Program.

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