Films & Plastics
PLITEK® works with a variety of films and plastics that can be extruded, coated, laminated and die cut in our facility. Our converting expertise combined with strong relationships with leading material suppliers make us an ideal manufacturing partner.
Our film extrusion manufacturing capabilities allow us to manufacture and customize films per your requirements. We have the ability to extrude as low as 500 lbs. supporting our customers from a design and development phase, through high volume production and commercialization.
EVA (Ethylene vinyl acetate) is a copolymer of ethylene and vinyl acetate. Typically, this thermoplastic resin is copolymerized with other resins like LDPE and LLDPE in blends with the percentage of EVA ranging from 2% to 40%. It is an extremely elastic and tough thermoplastic of excellent clarity and gloss with little odor. EVA has many attractive properties including: low cost, good flex-crack and puncture resistance, as well as good hot-tack and heat-sealing.
Applications: Medical packaging, ostomy, trans dermal patches, biomedical containers, blood bags, semiconductors, solar cells.
HDPE (High Density Polyethylene) film is a variant of the polyethylene product family. HDPE is well suited for applications that may require greater tensile and compression strength, as well as higher stiffness/rigidity. Due to its low odor and high chemical resistance, HDPE grades are well suited for applications that may require FDA approval.
LDPE (Low Density Polyethylene) film is a variant of the polyethylene product family. LDPE has a lower tensile strength than HDPE but has more toughness and flexibility. LDPE has excellent chemical resistance, good clarity, good moisture barrier properties, and is easy to process. LDPE has the ability to be heat sealed, creating tough, strong, and highly flexible seals making it the perfect choice for food, beverage, and packaging industries.
PETG (Polyethylene Terephthalate Glycol) is a thermoplastic polyester that provides significant chemical resistance, durability, and excellent formability for manufacturing. PETG can be easily vacuumed and pressure-formed as well as heat-bent thanks to its low forming temperatures. This makes it exceptionally popular for consumer and commercial applications that require die cutting, forming, and bending.
PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate) film is a thermoplastic polymer with excellent optical properties, physical properties, thermal properties, chemical properties, and mechanical properties. The common uses for PET film include: packaging, face shields, medical devices, flexible circuits, membrane touch switches, and printed electronic displays.
RPET (Recycled Polyethylene Terephthalate) or recycled PET, is essentially plastic sheet or film that has been manufactured from recycled PET.
APET (Amorphous-Polyethylene Terephthalate) is a thermal plastic and part of the polyester product family. It provides unsurpassed gloss and transparency for the ultimate in product visibility.
Mylar, also known as BoPET (Biaxially-oriented polyethylene terephthalate) is a polyester film made from stretched polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and is known for high tensile strength, chemical and dimensional stability, transparency, reflectivity, gas, and electrical insulation.
Polypropylene (PP) film is a thermoplastic material that is cost-effective and environmentally friendly (100% recyclable). Polypropylene film has high optical clarity, high gloss, good tensile strength, low odor, high chemical resistance, and inertness which make it ideal for packaging applications requiring FDA approval. Because PP has a high melting point, it is suitable for applications that require sterilization at high temperatures.
The use of metallocene catalysts in the production of these polypropylene homopolymers results in improved optical characteristics, combined with exceptional purity.
Polystyrene (PS) is a clear, amorphous, nonpolar commodity thermoplastic that is easy to process and that can be easily converted into films. PS is a very good electrical insulator, has excellent optical clarity due to the lack of crystallinity, has good chemical resistance to diluted acids and bases but is attacked by hydrocarbon solvents, and has poor oxygen and UV resistance. Polystyrene has medium to high tensile strength (35 – 55 MPa) but low impact strength. The addition of 5-10% rubber (butadiene) to the base polymer increases impact strength and is defined as HIPS (High impact polystyrene). Polystyrene film is ideal for creating thermoformed parts due to the low glass transition temp of the polymer.
Polyurethane (PU) film is a strong product with high chemical resistance to moisture, chemicals, and abrasions.
PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) is a plastic polymer used in a variety of applications in the building and construction, health care, electronics, automobile and other sectors, in products ranging from piping and siding, blood bags and tubing, to wire and cable insulation, windshield system components and more.
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