Protective films keep products clean and scuff-free during the fabrication, shipment, storage and installation phases of manufacturing
Avient today unveiled its new optimized Versaflex™ CF6668 low build-up TPE for the tack layer of protective film. It prevents adhesive residue build-up for films used in high-end appliance, household furniture, building and construction, and automotive applications. With added heat resistance, it also keeps adhesion performance stable in hot storage environments.
Protective films keep products clean and scuff-free during the fabrication, shipment, storage and installation phases of manufacturing. Surfaces protected include steel, wood, painted metal, and other substrates with high aesthetic requirements. An ongoing challenge, especially for high-end applications, is to ensure low adhesive build-up to avoid any residue when protective film is removed.
Protective film co-extruded with Versaflex CF6668 TPE answers this market need. It offers high initial adhesion on steel, rigid plastics such as PMMA (polymerized methyl methacrylate), and other surfaces, but with lower build-up of adhesive residue over time, a lower unwinding force, and better stability.
This helps manufacturers reduce the risk of film residue and create a better customer experience within high-end markets.
“Co-extrusion protective film can also help producers achieve their sustainability goals,” said Matt Mitchell, Director, Global Marketing, Specialty Engineered Materials at Avient. “Compared to current solvent-based coating technology, co-extrusion film has significantly reduced volatile organic compound emissions (VOCs) and helps reduce energy consumption and emissions by eliminating secondary coating and drying operations. It can also be recycled as thermoplastic material.”
Processability of this new solution is the same as existing Versaflex PF formulations, so current users will not need to modify their equipment or processes.
Versaflex CF6668 formulation is currently manufactured in Asia and is available for purchase globally.
Source: Company Press Release