Is Mylar® plastic film safe for food contact?

a roll of mylar polyester film

There are very specific grades of Mylar® brand, and other branded Polyester Film, that are certified for contact with food.  Those need to be sourced on a specific custom basis.  Grafix stocks other products that are FDA certified such as Acetate, Specific Grades of Polyester Film, HDPE & Polypropylene.  Other food-safe films are available to … Read more Is Mylar® plastic film safe for food contact?

Is Mylar® plastic film Biodegradable?

a roll of mylar polyester film

Mylar® brand is not certified as biodegradable, although it can be recycled through a variety of recycling processes. We stock Acetate Film and Sheets, which are 100% biodegradable and environmently friendly.  Contact us to discuss your biodegradability needs today.

Can Mylar® plastic film be used outdoors?

a roll of mylar polyester film

We do not recommend using Mylar® brand (polyester film) for outdoor applications.  Although it may be suitable for short term projects, it is not geared to tolerate sunlight over long periods of time.  Long term exposure to the elements can cause the film to yellow, become brittle or turn hazy. The best product that we … Read more Can Mylar® plastic film be used outdoors?

What Mylar® plastic film finishes are available?

Rolls of Hazy DuraLar Polyester Film and Sheets

There are a range of different finishes and opacities of Mylar® brand polyester film: Transparent – You are able to see through the film clearly, like looking through glass. Matte Translucent – Light passes through, but objects on the other side are not clearly distinguished unless the film is laid flat over them (contact clarity). … Read more What Mylar® plastic film finishes are available?

Can I print on Mylar® plastic film?

Plastic film and sheets for printing

There are many different grades of branded polyester film designed to be printed on, including Mylar® brand.  There are also many types that should not be printed, or printed only by very specific methods.  If you’re interested in Digital Printing, please check out our ComputerGrafix™ products.  Contact us today to discuss your printing requirements, so we … Read more Can I print on Mylar® plastic film?

What is Mylar® plastic film?

Polyester Film

Mylar® brand is the registered trademark owned by the E.I. DuPont Corporation for bi-axially oriented polyester film (BOPET). For years, the term “Mylar” has been mistakenly used as a generic term used to describe a range of different plastic films. For example, people who work in the architecture or engineering business usually use the term … Read more What is Mylar® plastic film?