Are flexible PVC (vinyl) film and sheets food-safe? No. Grafix stocks other types of film products that are food-safe, including acetate, specific brands and grades of polyester film, HDPE and polypropylene. Other types food-safe films are available as a custom order; larger production minimums may apply.
Are flexible PVC film and sheets suitable for outdoor applications? No! Although they may be suitable for some shorter term outdoor projects, they do not tolerate high temperatures or excessive exposure to UV light. Long term exposure to the elements can cause the material to yellow, become brittle or turn hazy. The best products we … Read more
What is the heat resistance of flexible PVC film and sheets? Flexible PVC film starts to soften at 60C/140F. This is due to its plasticizer content. The softer the film, the more plasticizer, the lower temp it melts at. So if your film will only be exposed to a heat environment below 60C/140F, flexible PVC … Read more
Is Flexible PVC film archival? No. Flexible PVC film is loaded with plasticizers, to make the PVC soft and flexible. These plasticizers can outgas from the film over time, making Flexible PVC inappropriate as a long term archival storage solution. How will you be using this film in an archival application? If you need a … Read more
We do not recommend using our flexible vinyl film and sheets for outdoor applications. Although they may be suitable for short term projects, they not geared to tolerate extreme temperatures or sunlight. Long term exposure to the elements can cause the material to yellow, become brittle or turn hazy. The best product that we stock … Read more