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GO-HC

Scratch resistant polyester film with clear coating on the front side suitable for structured printing with UV lacquers. The reverse side has an ink receptive coating.

Material is available with a thickness of 0.13 mm and 0.18 mm. Available in sheets and rolls. Sheets available in standard packing unit or on demand. All sheets and rolls are equipped with blue self-adhesive protective film on the reverse side as standard. If the second side is covered as well with protection film this film will be transparent.

Cut sheets

Art. NumberNominal thickness (mm)Packing quantity
45411.130.xxxxx0.13100PDF
45411.180.xxxxx0.18100PDF

Rolls

Art. NumberLength (m)Nominal thickness (mm)
45411.130.xxxxx1000.13PDF
45411.180.xxxxx1000.18PDF

Technical data

Characteristic

  • Ink receptive coating
  • Suitable for textured laquers

Excellent chemical resistance to common industrial solvents and household chemicals - please refer to Folex "Chemical Resistance Datasheet".


Folex products can be printed digital and screen in many cases with excellent results. We offer improved versions dedicated for digital printing.

Properties

PropertyTest MethodValue
ThicknessFolex method0.13 - 0.14mm (0,13mm), 0.18 - 0.195mm (0,18mm)
Optical
HazeASTM D1003-770,3 - 1,5%
Gloss level (60°)ASTM D2457-70, ASTM D523135 - 145 (20°) GU
Total luminous transmissionASTM D1003-7792 - 94%
Yellowness IndexDIN 61670,6 (0,13mm), 0,66 (0,18mm)
Mechanical
EmbossingFolex methodpossible
Tensile strength at break1ASTM D 882170 N/mm2
Switch lifeFolex method according to DIN 42115 > 5 Mio. flexes
Abrasion testFolex methodDelta Haze: 0.58-2.24
adhesion of coatingFolex methodpassed
Chemical
Chemical stabilityFolex methodgood
Electrical
Dielectric strength1ASTM D149-8116,5 kV (0,13mm)/ 19,0 kV (0,18mm)
Thermal
Shrinkage TD130°C 30 min Folex method< 0,5%
Shrinkage MD130°C 30 min Folex method< 1%
Maximum processing temperature120°C
Max. use temp45°C/ 80°C (with embossing/ without embossing)2
Min. use temp0°C/ -20°C (with embossing/ without embossing)2
Melting temperature1ASTM E794-85255°C
Surface
Roughness RaEN ISO 4287, ASME B46.10,04 - 0,4 µm
Pencil hardnessFolex method3 H
Scratch resistanceFolex methodgood
Surface tension front sideDIN 53364, ASTM D257835 - 38 mN/m
Surface tension reverse sideDIN 53364, ASTM D257838 ± 2 mN/m

1 Data derived from base film Polyester manufacturer's literature

2at 50°C without condensation, based on the recommendation of the "Fachgemeinschaft Eingabesysteme", they recommend max. 70°C

Specifications

Nominal thickness (mil)5.2
Nominal thickness (mm)0.13
Base MaterialPolyester
Packing quantity 100

Product Applications

  • Suitable for Membrane Switches, sign production as well as for production of labels

Storage

  • Once packaging is opened, store at a room temperature of 15 - 25°C and at a humidity of 30 - 60 %
  • Shelf life 1 year after delivery (under above storage conditions)

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