Is Archival Duralar ™ suitable for outdoor use?

Archival DuraLar Polyester film covering a photograph

Is Archival Duralar ™ suitable for outdoor use? No! Over time, UV light will cause the film to turn yellow and become brittle. If you do have a need for some type of material to provide outdoor protection, please contact us to discuss your requirements.

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 Archival DuraLar?

Stack of high clarity optical film sheets

What is the heat resistance of Archival DuraLar TM? Archival DuraLar will begin to soften at about 150C/300F. When DuraLar softens, it begins to lose its orientation; it gets wavy and begins to shrink. So if your film will only be exposed to a heat environment below 150C/300F, archvial DuraLar is a good choice. Need … 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 PSA Duralar™ archival?

Is PSA Duralar™ archival? No. Pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) Duralar has a stick-and-stay adhesive coating on one side; it breaks the number one rule of archiving – material used for archiving can’t interfere with the materials it is supposed to protect. PSA DuraLar is pH neutral, and water clear, which makes it great for lamination and … 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