Mylar®

What is Mylar?

While the term “Mylar” is typically used when referring generally to plastic film, Mylar is actually the name of a popular polyethylene terephthalate (PET) film from DuPont Teijin FilmsTM. Mylar is technically BoPET (biaxially-oriented polyethylene terephthalate), however, most printers and processors know it by Mylar and call it as such.

Why Mylar Film?

For more than 60 years, Mylar® polyester film from DuPont Teijin Films™ (DTF) remains one of the world’s most recognized and widely used polyester films. It has been a prominent film in a variety of applications across electronics, food packaging, industrial specialty, cast & release, and graphics markets due to its balanced tensile properties, good adhesion, excellent moisture and chemical resistance, and ability to withstand temperatures from -100°F to 300ºF. Mylar® polyester films are ideal products for high volume, dependable industrial performance, where lower cost initiatives must be met. Additionally, the vast portfolio of lidding and sealant films under the Mylar® brand have dependable heat seal performance to various tray substrates, with self-venting and shelf life extending properties. In short, Mylar is a bestselling polyester film for its versatile and reliable performance.

Where to Buy Mylar Film?

Tekra offers Mylar® polyester film sheets in a variety of thicknesses (0.5 mil to 14 mil) and widths. We actively stock several Mylar® film types including:

  • Very clear
  • Super clear
  • Hazy

In addition to the standard Mylar® polyester products noted above, Tekra also has access to the full DTF complement of Melinex® films and can provide the commercial assistance for selecting the right Mylar® or Melinex® product for your application.

To view our Mylar offerings and other Polyester PET films, click here . For assistance in selecting the right film for your product, feel free to give us a call at (800) 448-3572 or send us a message here.

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