|Property||Test Methods||Typical Value|
|Surface Finish||Gloss Meter 60° Reflection||25 to 40 units|
|Thickness||Micrometer, Federal Bench Type||100 micron|
|Tensile Strength||Tensile Tester 51mm jaw seperation; crosshead speed of 5.1 mm/s||2.9 kg/cm width|
|Elongation||Instron Tensile Tester as above||≥ 200 %|
|Shelf Life||Free from excessive moisture, temperature, direct sunlight||2 years from factory shipment|
|Application Temperature Range||On clean substrate||16°C to 32°C optimum|
|Service Temperature Range||Film applied to etched aluminum panels 24 hours prior to testing||-40°C to 93°C|
|Peel Adhesion||70°C, 48 hours||0.4 mm|
|Liner Release||TLMI 762 cm/min||30 g/cm|
|Humidity Resistance||Film applied to etched aluminum panels 24 hours prior to testing; 100% relative humidity at 38°C for 500 hours||No appreciable effect|
|Gasoline Resistance||Film applied to etched aluminum panels 24 hours prior to testing; immersed 15 minutes at 21°C; stabilized 24 hours before inspection||No appreciable effect|
|Dimensional Stability||70°C, 48 hours||0.4 mm|
This 100 micron cast blockout film is coated with acrylic pressure-sensitive adhesive which facilitates applications over a wide range of temperatures. Initial adhesion, ultimate adhesion and shrinkage properties have been balanced to create a product that is easy to apply, and performs to user expectations. Optimum application temperatures are between 60°F and 90°F (15°C and 32°C), but may be extended by special preparation i.e., heat gun at below 4°C and “wet” application at above 32°C.
Five (5) years, unprinted. Durability will be affected by any printing or clear coating, as well as actual exposure conditions and sign face maintenance.
For best results on large, continuous-color signs, be sure to utilize material from identical rolls on the same sign face to assure perfect color reflection and transmission across the sign face.
When rejoining sheets or characters, avoid overlapping lm if possible. A preferable splice can be achieved utilizing a 45°-mitre cut after determining splice point by overlapping. Strip waste ends from top and bottom, then butt-angle cut together.
The angled butt splice gives best protection from uneven splices, preventing light leaks while avoiding overlaps that will create dark bands along splice edges.
When installing large graphics on glass, Plexiglas® or acrylic sign faces, it is useful to follow “wet” application techniques. This will reduce trapped air problems and aid in repositionability for proper registration. Care should be taken to thoroughly remove entrapped water through high squeegee pressure.
Information is based on tests believed to be reliable, but neither accuracy nor completeness is guaranteed. Seller’s and manufacturer’s only obligation shall be to replace such quantity of the lm proven to be defective. Neither the seller nor the manufacturer shall be liable for any injury, loss or damage, direct or indirect, arising from the use or inability to use this product.
The customer assumes responsibility in determining product suitability for his intended end use. Seller’s and manufacturer’s only obligation shall be to replace product proven to be defective. Standard terms and conditions apply.