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.