New Berlin WI - Tekra, LLC has launched some new textures to their ProTek® Weatherable Polyester films lines, which include a velvet and a fine matte finish. These materials are intended to provide a tactile feel to the surface, and are being sold alongside their existing ProTek® Weatherable Clear Gloss Polyester. “These materials are highly durable, but also tactile to enhance the user experience and add to the overall quality of the product offering,” states Rebecca Fuhrman, Market Development Manager of Coated Films at Tekra.
The weatherable properties provide UV resistance, protects the base film from yellowing and protects the print. “...but most importantly, printers can now have both clear and textured weatherable film options, that use the same polyester base film and print treatment, making it extremely process-friendly for both solvent and UV inks.” continues Fuhrman.
The material’s UV protection is listed as 99% UV light blocking, while the hardcoat properties boast excellent printability and robust chemical resistance. Offered in 5, 7 and 10 mil thicknesses, roll and sheet options, this material can be sampled by request at Tekra.com. For more information on the benefits of this product, contact a Tekra representative at: 800-448-3572 or visit their website.