Processing and protective films for plastics

There are many types of plastics such as acrylic (PMMA), polycarbonate (PC), polyester (APET or PETG), vinyl (PVC) and many others. All these plastics have different surface finishings: clear, white,or colored surfaces, with a glossy, smooth, matt, even textured or frosted finishes.

All of them undergo industrial transformations that require a technical film; from extrusion to machining processes, thermoforming or LASER cutting operations.

Select the Novacel films that can help you in your process!

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4285 Add to list

  • Thickness : 100µm / 3.94mil
  • Adhesion : Medium
  • Color : Black/White
  • Outdoor guaranty : 6 months

4287 Add to list

  • Thickness : 70µm / 2.76mil
  • Adhesion : Medium
  • Color : Black/White
  • Outdoor guaranty : 6 months

4293 Add to list

  • Thickness : 90µm / 3.54mil
  • Adhesion : Medium
  • Color : Black/White
  • Outdoor guaranty : 6 months

Your expert partner for plastic films and sheets

Novacel helps you choose the most appropriate processing film for your application to care for your surface material, in line with your fabrication constraints: 

To match this diversity of plastics sheets, Novacel can create your individual solution from a wide range of technical masking films based on 40 years of wide-ranging experience and knowledge of plastic sheets. To stay constantly focused on keeping your surface perfect, avoiding scratching or damage during the stress of sheet processing.

As an expert in surface solutions, Novacel works closely with its customers, and this can include forming technical partnerships to understand specific needs, constraints and requirements with the aim of arriving at the best solutions.


A wide choice of technologies for a variety of plastic applications

Novacel is the only solution designer able to master three leading-edge technologies and offer the widest choice of solutions to process plastic sheets and films:Plastics

Coated film technology

Made with a “lab-designed” liquid adhesive system coated onto a film. A rubber or acrylic adhesive formulation is combined with a polyolefin backing for a 100% tailored solution. 

Outdoor resistance, strong adhesion for demanding machining such as routing or LASER cutting are just some of the benefits of this technology.

Re-sticking properties after quality control and reliable masking peel-off with no tearing or residue are also highly prized features. 

Coextruded film technology

Using coextrusion, each layer of film can be independently designed and controlled to meet customer requirements. Specific adhesive components are linked chemically to the film during extrusion to provide the right characteristics of adhesion and cleanliness features to match very vulnerable surfaces.

For specific operations such as thermoforming, annealing, or printing. When removed, these high-end coex films are totally residue-free and also ensure that there is no disruption to surface energy. They are also easily recycled.

Coated paper technology

This is a paper craft backing coated with a latex adhesive. It is the traditional protection solution used for polycarbonate and acrylic sheets, for tough processes such as flame polishing and for some CNC router machining, in which very strong adhesion is preferred. 

Novacel now offers new “paper replacement” solutions. They are composed of strong premium processing film, retaining an easily writable “paper-like” aspect, with the advantage of being thermoformable, which is not possible for paper.

Whatever your choice of masking film, the goal will still be to provide a peace-of-mind, high-performance solution to preserve the beauty of your pristine surface while successfully undergoing demanding customer processes for innovative end-uses.