Is Metallized DuraLar TM approved for direct food contact? No, it is not. Grafix regularly carries other types of film products that are approved, including acetate, specific brands and grades of polyester film, HDPE and polypropylene. Unfortunately most of these materials are available with a metallized coating. Other types food-safe films are available as a … Read more Is Metallized DuraLar ™ approved for direct food contact?
Is Metallized Duralar TM suitable for outdoor use? No. If sub-jected to sun and rain, the aluminum metal level on top of the film will corrode and fade quickly. This is not an appropriate film for outdoor use. Looking for film products that perform well under longer term outdoor or UV exposure? Check out our … Read more Is Metallized DuraLar ™ suitable for outdoor exposure?
What is the heat resistance of Metallized DuraLar TM film and sheets? Metallized DuraLar will begin to soften at about 150C/300F. When Metallized DuraLar softens, it begins to lose its orientation; the metal coating will crack, and the film gets wavy and begins to shrink. So if your film will only be exposed to a … Read more What is the heat resistance of Metallized DuraLar film and sheets?
Is Metallized DuraLar™ archival? No. There are three aspects that go into determining whether a polyester film is actually archival grade: 1- whether it is pH neutral, 2- whether or not the film will impact what it comes in contact with, and 3- whether it can be sonically welded to itself. Metallized DuraLar is a … Read more Is Metallized DuraLar™ archival?