DPF 4000

Industrial Grade Calendered Film

DPF 4000 is a 3.5-mil (90 micron) satin white, high-tensile, polyvinyl chloride film with medium-tack, permanent pressure-sensitive adhesive. Designed for fleet and container markings as well as indoor and outdoor graphics, DPF 4000 is made of 100% polymeric face stock with a special lay-flat liner. DPF 4000 is designed to meet the marking requirements and specifications of the transportation, vending, and automotive industries. The film conforms well to flat surfaces with slight contours when processed and applied according to Arlon recommendations. DPF 4000 is rated for outdoor durability up to 7 years (unprinted). Printed durability is dependent on the ink system used.

Applications & Features

  • Decorations for railway car, bus, boat, recreational vehicles, POP displays, vending machines, architectural, and display graphics.
  • Fleet and container markings, such as ocean and rail containers, and display graphics.
  • Long term indoor and outdoor static signs.
  • 7 Year (Unprinted), 100% Polymeric Facestock.
  • Solvent Acrylic adhesive.
  • Higher density white point and Satin finish producing a richer more vibrant print quality.
  • Thicker 96 micron film contributes to greater opacity and greater ease of use.
  • Digital printing with a wide variety of direct print systems.

Performance & Physical Data

Property Test Methods Typical Value
Surface Finish Gloss Meter 60° Reflection 40% to 60%
Thickness Micrometer, Federal Bench Type 3.5-mil (90 micron)
Tensile Strength Tensile Tester with 2-in (51 mm) jaw separation; crosshead speed of 12 in/min. (5.1 mm/s), web direction 13.0 lb/in width 2.3 kg/cm width
Elongation Instron Tensile Tester as above 100%
Shelf Life Free from excessive moisture, temperature, direct sunlight 1 Year from factory shipment
Application Temperature Range On clean, dry substrate 40°F to 100°F optimum 4.4°C to 38°C optimum
Service Temperature Range On clean, dry substrate -65°F to 225°F -54°C to 107°C
Dimensional Stability 158°F (70°C), 48 hours 15-mils 0.38 mm
Peel Adhesion PSTC-1, 15 min, RT 70°F (21°C) 4.0 lbs/in 0.71 kg/cm
Liner Release TLMI Release at 90°, 300 in/min (760 cm/min) 30 g/2 in 12 g/cm
* Standard Terms & Conditions Apply

Terms & Conditions

The following is made in lieu of all warranties expressed or implied:

All statements, technical information and recommendations published by Arlon relating to Arlon products are based on tests believed to be reliable and within the accuracy of the equipment used to obtain the specific values. Their accuracy or completeness is not guaranteed and Arlon makes no warranty with regard thereto. Seller’s and manufacturer’s only responsibility shall be to replace any quantity of the product proved defective. Seller and manufacturer shall not be liable for injury, loss or damage, direct or consequential, arising out of use or the inability to use the product. Nor shall seller or manufacturer be liable for any costs or expenses incurred in the processing or printing on the product. Before using, user shall determine the suitability of the product for its intended use. User assumes all risk and liability of every nature in connection therewith. No statements or recommendations other than those contained in the technical information published by Arlon shall have force or effect unless contained in an agreement manually signed by the officers of seller and manufacturer.