Application Spotlight

Application Spotlights highlight real world applications that use Tekra's relevant product solution options.  Our ultimate goal is to help provide you with appropriate product solutions for unique applications while making you aware of market applications you may not participate in.  This section highlights a small sampling of those solutions.  Application Spotlights are a must read for anybody that wants to find a something new or find a better way.

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Application Spotlight - Digitally Printed Overlays Using Hardcoated Polycarbonate

Knowing when to choose traditional print methods vs. a digital option starts by understanding the digital advantages.

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Application Spotlight - Backlit Signs Using White Translucent Film

With the wide array of backlit medias on the market, how do you choose? Asking a few simply questions can help point you in the right direction.

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Application Spotlight - Applications by Media Type

When trying to expand your portfolio, sometimes it’s challenging to be sure you’re picking the right media for an application you’re new to creating. Here is a quick guide to help explain the pros and cons of each film and narrow down your options.

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Application Spotlight - Overlay Market – Chemical Resistant Hardcoats Save the Day!

This is the final part of the four part series on the overlay market. In this article we will focus on the importance of chemical resistance.

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Application Spotlight - Overlay Market Series: The Importance of Scratch Resistance

Part three of this overlay market series focuses on the scratch resistance necessary for this market.

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Application Spotlight - Overlay Market Series: Iridescence - The Pretty Rainbow Nobody Likes

In the second part of this overlay market series we discuss the effects of iridescence and the issues it can cause hardcoats when printing.

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Application Spotlight - Overlay Market Series: Yellowing wasn't part of the design

This is the first part of a four part series on the overlay market…today’s topic: unwanted yellowness in the graphic.

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Application Spotlight - Flame Retardant Polyester Film for LED Lighting

New flame retardant films from DuPont Teijin Films™ now offer design engineers in the electronics, transportation, construction and label industries design freedom, including higher performance at a competitive cost.

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Application Spotlight - Polycarbonate for Medical Packaging

When it comes to selecting a polycarbonate film that is FDA approved and USP-VI compliant, the LEXAN™ 8040 passes both of these requirements. In this "Application Spotlight" article, learn all the benefits LEXAN™ 8040 has to offer the packaging market including its high temperature resistance to common processes such as autoclaving and sterilization without showing signs of whitening.

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Application Spotlight - Menu Boards Using White Translucent Polycarbonate

In this "Application Spotlight" article, learn why LEXAN™ 8A23-WH4034X is the polycarbonate film of choice for white backlit menu boards and other point-of-purchase signage applications.

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Application Spotlight - LEXAN™ HPFDF for Freezer Doors

Most grocery and convenience stores use door heaters to reduce the condensation that occurs when the freezer door is opened. The problem with this approach is that the amount of energy required to run the heaters is expensive. In this "Application Spotlight" article, learn how LEXAN™ HPFDF resolves this issue without the need to use door heaters.

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Application Spotlight - Clear Weatherable Polyester for Outdoor Overlays with Windows

Finding a substrate that can meet the requirements of an outdoor overlay application can be challenging. Uncoated films yellow, become brittle, and the inks fade when exposed to UV light. In this "Application Spotlight" article, learn how Tekra's ProTek® Clear Weatherable Polyester Film solves all the tough requirements this application needs.

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Application Spotlight - UV Inkjet Printed Membrane Switch Overlays

As the quality and capabilities of UV inkjet presses increase, screen printers are moving traditional production jobs like membrane switch overlays to digital inkjet printing. In this article, you will learn why some overlays are being produced digitally and what type of films are required to be used for optimal results.

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Application Spotlight - Polycarbonate Security and Identity Cards

More and more security and identity card manufacturers are turning to polycarbonate to deliver the most secure, durable, and climate resistant cards. Learn how LEXAN™ security document (SD) films provide all these qualities and the LEXAN SD portfolio includes all the layers need for complete security construction in this "Application Spotlight" article.

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Application Spotlight - Laminating Adhesive 360 for Electronics

3M™ Quick Bonding Laminating Adhesive 360 provides quick stick for fast, secure assembly over a range of high and low surface energy surfaces. In this Application Spotlight article, you will learn about the many application ideas 3M™ Quick Bonding Laminating Adhesive 360 is used for along with the advantages of using this product.

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