Polyester PET

Tekra’s association with polyester film sold into diverse markets, dates back to the 1970’s. Advances in the printing industry led to Tekra seeking strategic alliance partners to support those changes along with meeting the technical and commercial needs of our customers.

Today, Tekra continues its proud association with globally recognized Melinex® and Mylar® polyester brands, as an authorized distributor of DuPont Teijin Films™ (DTF). For more than two decades, Tekra’s core polyester strengths and markets served have remained complementary to those of DTF:

  • Medical or Healthcare – Tekra is the exclusive distributor to the North American Medical Diagnostics Market for DuPont Teijin Films™
  • Printed Electronics – Tekra is known as a reputable and technically competent supplier into  membrane switch and related electronic industries
  • Flexible Circuitry – Tekra offers a wide variety of Melinex® ST heat stabilized and Teonex® PEN high temperature films, suited for demanding applications
  • Displays – Tekra has years of experience in selecting and coating high clarity optical films for display applications
  • Industrial Applications – Tekra can match a PET film that meets your performance and cost parameters
  • Graphic Films – Tekra has served the Graphic Films market for over thirty years with print treated polyester films for virtually every print method

Melinex® and Mylar® Polyester Films:  Exceptional Versatility 

Melinex® and Mylar® polyester films offer superior optical, physical, mechanical, thermal, and chemical properties. This balance of film properties, produced thru biaxial orientation, provides exceptional versatility when compared to other thermo-engineered plastic films. Brilliant, clear optics; excellent mechanical strength; outstanding dielectric properties; good flatness and coefficient of friction; tear or puncture resistant; inert to many chemical attacks; are just some of the unique product features & benefits for polyester film. 

Tekra inventories Melinex® and Mylar® polyester film in a broad range of product types (super clear to white opaque) and gauges (48 ga to 1400 ga). We also apply functional custom coatings to polyester film in our clean room coating facility. Polyester films are stocked in common sheet sizes and made to order rolls. 

  • MELINEX® 339

    • Superb handling properties
    • Pre-treated to promote adhesion to most industrial coatings
  • MELINEX® 453

    • Adhesion to most printing inks and industrial coatings
  • MYLAR® A

    • Balanced tensile properties
    • Excellent resistance to moisture and most chemicals
    • Can withstand temperature extremes from -100°F to 300ºF
    • Does not become brittle with age

    • Co-extruded
    • One-side amorphous
    • Heat sealable
    • Suitable PET film for food contact
  • MELINEX® 329

    • Superb handling properties
    • Unique glossy finish
  • MELINEX® 377

    • Suitable for creating wood grain and muted metallic effects.
  • MELINEX® 378

    • Rougher surface than Melinex® 377
  • MELINEX® 454

    • Excellent handling
    • Adhesion to most printing inks and industrial coatings
  • MELINEX® 561

    • Treated to promote adhesion to many industrial coatings and inks
    • High clarity