Ever Etched Cal is a 3-mil (75 micron) calendered printable etched glass vinyl with FLITE Technology®. Etched glass vinyl is a more cost effective way to simulate sandblasting or etching that allows flexibility with design and can add an added layer of privacy. Ever Etched Cal is ideal for short term to medium term applications on glass, windows, mirrors, partitions, and displays. With the added benefit of the lite contact system of FLITE Technology combined with air egress channels, bubbles and wrinkles are minimized and a more efficient installation can be expected. Arlon recommends installing Ever Etched Cal using a Dry Application Technique. Ever Etched Cal is rated for an indoor durability up to 7 years (unprinted). Perimeter and exterior graphics are rated for up to a 5 year durability (unprinted). Printed durability is dependent on the ink system used.
*Pre-mask recommended for installation when Eco-Solvent or Solvent printed
|Property||Test Methods||Typical Value|
|Surface Finish||Gloss Meter 60° Reflection||6 to 20 Gloss Units|
|Thickness||Micrometer, Federal Bench Type||3-mil (75 micron)|
|Tensile Strength||Tensile Tester with 2-in (51 mm) jaw separation; crosshead speed of 12 in/min. (5.1 mm/s), web direction||≥ 10 lb/in||≥ 1.79 kg/cm|
|Elongation||Instron Tensile Tester as above||≥ 150%|
|Shelf Life (In Box)||Ideal storage temperature 70°F (21°C) and 50% relative humidity||2 years from factory shipment|
|Application Temperature Range||On clean, dry substrate||60°F to 90°F||10°C to 30°C|
|Service Temperature Range||Applied to etched aluminum panels 24 hours prior to testing. 100% relative humidity 100° (38°) for 500 hours||40°F to 100°F||4.5°C to 37°C|
|Dimensional Stability||158°F (70°C), 48 hours aging||10-mil to 30-mil||0.25 mm to 0.75 mm|
|Peel Adhesion||PSTC-1, 15 min, 70°F (21°C)||1.6 lb/in||0.30 kg/cm|
|Liner Release||TLMI Release at 90°, 300 in/min (760cm/min)||90 g/2 in||20 g/cm|
Ever Etched Cal is recommended for Dry Application only. Due to the air channels in the adhesive, application fluid will be trapped in the channels leaving an undesired appearance after application that will not disappear overtime if wet application is used.
Arlon accepts no liability for glass breakage. Glass may break under the stresses caused by temperature changes across the surface, which could be amplified by the application of vinyl film.
The following is made in lieu of all warranties expressed or implied:
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