Press Release - Tekra Adds New Flame Retardant Polyester Films
New Berlin WI - Tekra, A Division of EIS, Inc. has added new flame retardant films from DuPont Teijin Films™ offering high performance, low cost alternatives to engineers in the electronics, construction, labels, and lighting industries. Halogen-free, white Teijin® Tetoron® UF Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) films and the Teonex® QF Polyethylene Naphthalate (PEN) films combine inert chemical resistance, excellent tensile strength and dielectric properties with the VTM-0 flame rating available from Underwriters Laboratories’ UL 94 flame classification testing.
“DuPont continues to offer product innovations that deliver high value, cost effective solutions for our industry,” states Kevin Suino, Market Development Specialist for Polyester Films. “Customers continually challenge the performance limits of traditional polyester films, and these two new film types extend the limits for Design Engineers to VTM-0 certifications.”
There are other thermo engineered flame retardant products on the market, however most are higher priced. Polyimide (PI) film falls into that commercial category. And, while most polyester films have excellent resistance to heat, chemicals and water absorption, they typically are assigned a flame classification rating of VTM-2 or higher. This flame rating limits the applicable range of electronics and related applications.
Teijin® Tetoron® UF PET and Teonex® QF PEN films are both white and halogen-free films. Tekra has access to a range of thicknesses from 25 to 250 microns. Focus of product introduction has targeted insulating materials and labels for electronic products and batteries, in addition to flexible printed circuitry and lighting. These products provide more than 90% diffuse reflectance across the visible wavelength spectrum, in thicknesses of 125 or more, which is desired by many LED lighting applications. For more extreme temperature applications, Teonex® QF PEN film is capable of withstanding processing temperatures in excess of 180°C.
About Tekra, A Division of EIS, Inc.
Tekra, A Division of EIS, Inc. has provided plastic film and adhesive solutions to the printing industry for over 40 years and to the digital films industry for over 15 years. Tekra offers proprietary coating technologies, converting services, and, through special supplier relationships, a full line of plastic substrates. Tekra is the North American authorized distributor and exclusive distributor to the North American medical diagnostic market for DuPont Teijin Films™, the authorized distributor for the polycarbonate film products of SABIC Innovative Plastics in the United States and Canada, and an Authorized Converter and Distributor for 3M adhesives.
About DuPont Teijin Films®
DuPont Teijin Films, a joint venture between DuPont and Teijin Limited, is the world’s premier producer of polyester films and related services for the specialty, industrial, packaging and advanced magnetic media, photo systems, electrical and electronics markets. Only DuPont Teijin Films manufactures MYLAR®, Melinex®, Teijin® Tetoron®, and Teonex® brands of films. For more information, visit www.dupontteijinfilms.com.