SLX®+

A Performance Evolution

SLX®+ is a 2-mil (50 microns) premium gloss white cast film with FLITE Technology®. Designed for full and partial vehicle wraps and fleet applications, SLX+ features an optimal initial tack to ensure high repositionability with quick anchoring and build a strong bond while removing clean at the end of the wrap life. The optimized performance of SLX+ improves all-weather application performance and cutting & weeding, while maintaining a high conformability in complex areas such as rivets, curves, and deep channels. SLX+ has a tinted, permanent pressure-sensitive adhesive that provides excellent opacity and a low profile air egress liner that aids in easy installation and provides a smooth finish.

SLX+ is rated for outdoor durability up to 10 years (unprinted). Printed durability is dependent on the ink system used. 

Applications & Features

  • Optimized product construction designed for vehicle and fleet applications, including stainless steel
  • FLITE Technology® allows superior repositionability & snap-up, with strong anchoring to ease large panel installation
  • Excellent conformability for installing complex curves, deep channels, and rivets
  • Designed for cutting and weeding letters 2” (5 cm) or greater
  • Vibrant and reliable print quality on Eco-Solvent, Solvent, UV and Latex print systems
  • Compatible with Series 3210, Series 3270, Series 3220, Series 3310 and Series 3200 Overlaminates
Certified for HP Latex Inks

Performance & Physical Data

Property Test Methods Typical Value
Surface Finish Gloss Meter 60° Reflection 70 to 90 Gloss Units
Thickness Micrometer, Federal Bench Type 2-mil 50 microns
Tensile Strength Tensile Tester with 51 mm jaw separation; crosshead speed of 5.1 mm/s, web direction ≥ 4.5 lb/in ≥ 0.8 kg/cm
Elongation Instron Tensile Tester as above Average 190%
Shelf Life (In Box) Ideal Storage Temperature 21°C and 50% relative humidity 2 years from factory shipment
Application Temperature Range On clean, dry substrate 50°F to 90°F 10°C to 38°C
Service Temperature Range On clean, dry substrate -40°F to 176°F -40°C to 80°C
Dimensional Stability 70°C, 48 hours 0.010 in 0.24 mm
Peel Adhesion PSTC-1, 15 min, 21°C 2.8 lb/in 490 N/m
Peel Adhesion PSTC-1, 24 hours, 21°C 3.6 lb/in 630 N/m
Peel Adhesion PSTC-1, 1 week, 21°C 4.2 lb/in 736 N/m
Liner Release TLMI Release at 90˚, 300 in/min (760 cm/min) 50 g/2 in 9.84 g/cm
NOTE: Recommended post-heat surface temperature of vinyl installed: 203°F to 221°F (95°C to 105°C). The recommended post-heat temperature applies to the film and overlaminate wrap. Standard Terms & Conditions Apply.

OPTIMUM PERFORMANCE

Actual weathering durability depends on surface preparation, surface maintenance and exposure conditions. Successful weather resistance is characterized by the retention of legibility. SLX®+ will resist weathering best when applied to vertical or upper outboard angles rather than horizontal surfaces due to the nature of less UV exposure and moisture, as well as other contaminants. Use heat and/or chemicals when removing graphics from vehicle (Fleet & Vehicle Wrap Removal Tip #44 by visiting www.arlon.com).

STAINLESS STEEL

Stainless steel application with SLX®+ is for smooth stainless steel surfaces. Clean removability is not guaranteed for installation on stainless steel surfaces. Arlon does not warranty discoloration or staining that may be visible after removal of SLX®+ on stainless steel.

STORAGE AND MAINTENANCE

Storing vinyl graphics in covered areas will help prolong the life of the vinyl by limiting its exposure to damaging elements such as sunlight and rain. Protecting a wrapped car in the garage can keep it sheltered from all types of weather and harmful pollution, both of which could wear out the horizontal surfaces of the car and cause damage to the paint underneath. Vinyl that starts to brown or show discoloration has been negatively affected by acidic pollutants and if not immediately removed could stain the paint. Taking extra steps to keep the vinyl covered when not in use will help extend the life of the vinyl and keep the car looking as good as it did when it was first wrapped.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

The following is made in lieu of all warranties expressed or implied:
All orders and purchases made in connection with this document are governed and limited by Arlon’s Standard Terms and Conditions, which are incorporated in full by this reference and are available at https://www.arlon.com/eu_en/legal/terms-and-conditions or in hard copy by request.