Mylar® Polyester Film FAQs: Answers about types of polyester film and plastic Film

Frequently asked Mylar® Polyester Film questions

1. What is Mylar® brand / What is Mylar® polyester film?

Mylar® brand is Dupont / Teijin’s polyester / plastic film, manufactured in a variety of different combinations of types, finishes, and thicknesses.

2. Is Mylar® brand the same product as polyester film or even just plastic film?

The word “Mylar” is often used to generically refer to plastic film. However:

  • Mylar® brand is a registered trademark owned by Dupont Tejjin Films for a specific family of products made from the resin Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET).
  • The true generic term for this material is polyester film.

Plastic Film is a generic term for any polymer material that is cast, extruded or calandarded into a wide thin film like material. There are many, many types of plastic film in use today. If you need more help understanding what type of material you require, please contact us by hitting the Inquiry Button!

3. Types of Mylar® brand

Types of Mylar® brand Sheets

  • Anti-static
  • Adhesion treated
  • Metallized
  • Barrier coated

Finishes of Mylar® brand Sheets

  • Clear
  • White
  • Low, Moderate to High Haze
  • Black

Thickness of Mylar® brand Sheets
from .0005″ or 12 um to .014″ or 350 um

4. Are all types of Mylar® brand film / sheets available in all finishes and thickness?

No. Different types and finishes of polyester film and sheet are made for specific applications. Learn more about different types and finishes of polyester film and sheet and the properties of Polyester Film and Sheet.

Grafix Plastics offers a wide variety of different types, grades, finishes and thicknesses of Mylar® brand film.

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  • Need help with your project?

ylar® is a registered trademark of Dupont Teijin Films. Only Dupont Teijin Films makes Mylar®. Grafix Plastics stocks some Mylar® products so please contact us for more information.


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