Sheet & Film Processing
Plastic Sheet and Film can be processed in a variety of methods to take it from its original mill produced configuration, into a format that is compatible with a specific application. What follows are some of the processes we employ to put our materials into a format that can be used for your application.
If material needs to be supplied in narrower rolls than we
have available, then we put the roll on a machine called a
slitter. This “cuts” the rolls to the width needed, this is
The narrowest that we can slit is 1" wide. We will not
slit less than 100' of material. Our slitter has a ±
1/16" tolerance. There is a converting fee for this custom
manufacturing which becomes much more cost effective with
We can rewind off a shorter length of material than available on the master roll. This allows us to supply the length you require for your application. There is converting fee for this service.
Sheeting and Square Cutting
To supply sheets from roll stock the material is “sheeted”. We cut oversized non-square sheets from the master roll. Then the sheets are square cut to the size. There is a ±1/16" tolerance for sheets. We can only square cut sheets.
Interleaving vs. Non-interleaving
Plastic film is sometimes interleaved with tissue or paper.
Why is this? There are a number of reasons. Often certain
types of plastic film will have a tendency to want to stick
to itself. So a paper or tissue is mated with the plastic
film web to insert material between the layers of plastic
film sheets. This prevents the sheets of plastic film from
sticking to each other. Also the presence of interleave material
will keep the underside of the plastic film from being scratched.
This is important with high clarity films and metallized films.
Sometimes a single layer of plastic film and sheet won’t meet a customer’s requirements, however multiple layers will. Grafix offers the ability to laminate multiple layers of film together to make a composite film product. In addition to laminating our own films, we can laminate our customer’s film as a toll service.
Grafix offers sheet finishing services such as corner rounding and hole drilling. Please contact us with your requirements.
Grafix Plastics stocks a wide variety of different kinds of plastic film products, in a variety of thicknesses and finishes. Our Plastic Film Products page outlines all the different types of plastic film that we offer.