Patent-pending technology from Toray Plastics America, North Kingstown, R.I., produces mattefi nish biaxially oriented PET film by coextruding a thin surface layer containing talc nano-particles instead of extruding a monolyer film fi lled with talc throughout.

Patent-pending technology from Toray Plastics America, North Kingstown, R.I., produces mattefi nish biaxially oriented PET film by coextruding a thin surface layer containing talc nano-particles instead of extruding a monolyer film fi lled with talc throughout. Because the nano-talc layer is only about 0.5 microns thick, it does not add haze. A developmental 2-mil Lumirror FA5 film has good contact clarity (25% haze) with low gloss of 45. A 0.092-mil "super-clarity" FA5 film has 20% haze and 40 gloss, vs. 65% haze and 43 gloss for typical 0.092-mil matte PET fi lm. Because FA5 fi lms have an unfi lled PET core, tensile strength is also 50% better than monolayer talc-fi lled matte PET fi lms. Lumirror FA5 fi lms are aimed at pressure-sensitive labels for durable goods, as well as wallpaper, food packaging (including dual-ovenable), and lamination to placemats. Tel: (401) 294-4511 . www.torayfilms.com

Toray Plastics America
TREA Div
50 Belver Ave N. Kingstown, RI 02852
Phone (401) 294-4511 Fax (401) 294-2154