Are our acetate film and sheet products approved for food contact?

Are our acetate film and sheet products approved for food contact? Yes! This entire product line is suitable for use in con-tact with foodstuffs. It complies with FDA, Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21 (revised April 1995). Need us to provide a certification? No problem. Just let us know when you contact us to discuss … Read more

Is acetate film and sheets suitable for outdoor use?

Is acetate suitable for outdoor use? No. We do not recommend using acetate outside, especially for extended durations, be-cause, over time, acetate film tends to swell and shrink with changes in atmospheric humidity. Also, long term exposure to sunlight will eventually cause it to yellow and become brittle. For very short term use (a few … Read more

What is the heat resistance of Acetate?

What is the heat resistance of Acetate film and sheets? Acetate starts to soften at 100C/210F. The film will soften very evenly which makes Acetate ideal for thermoforming and heat sealing application. If you need an excellent high clarity film that is more heat resistant than acetate, please checkout our Clear DuraLar film and sheet … Read more

Is Acetate an archival grade film?

Is Acetate an archival grade film? Yes! A pH neutral film, Acetate is breathable, which means it will allow air and moisture to pass through it, making it ideal for storage applications. It will not outgas materials and it can be welded to itself.  It is also a clarity film, with optical transmission > 90% … Read more

Can I use Acetate Outdoors?

We do not recommend using Acetate for long term outdoor applications.  Stock versions of this film do not contain any UV inhibitors, so when exposed to UV rays over long periods, the film will become brittle and lose its properties.  Temporary exposure should not pose significant problems.  For longer term outdoor exposure applications, you may … Read more

How can Acetate be Printed on?

Acetate film is not designed specifically to be printed.  However, it can be Screen Printed, Pad Printed, Thermal Printed and Commercial Inkjet printed (Solvent, UV and EcoSolvent inks).  It may work with offset lithography or flexographic methods but it will depend on your ink systems.  We recommend that you contact your ink vendor to see … Read more