- 99.98% Aluminum
- Widths: 10 in to 68 in (254 mm – 1727 mm)
- Maximum OD Ø: 31 in (787 mm)
- Thickness: 0.00018 in to 0.020 in (4.6 µm – 500 µm)
- Optical Density: 0.25 – 3.5 (0.10 Ω – 10 Ω)
- Cores: 3 in (76 mm), 6 in (152 mm), 10 in (254 mm)
Vapor Deposition of Aluminum (VDAL) onto plastic film is a proven technology to enhance and/or manipulate the base film properties. Most importantly, optical, barrier, and electrical properties.
Everyone is familiar with the mirror-like helium balloon, or hard candy wrapped in shiny cellophane. VDAL films can offer that shine that is needed to make your packaging graphics POP!
Due to the inherent properties of plastics, some “breathe” more than others. A great way to enhance barrier properties is with vapor deposition. You can easily adjust water transmission through the film based on the thickness of aluminum you deposit. Another important gas barrier is oxygen. O 2 often must be managed in packaging to maintain freshness and/or minimize oxidation.
Thermal barriers are extremely important in many industries. From Building & Construction to Satellite design, from airplane cabin thermal blankets to IR reflectors in your attic, metallized films are at the heart of thermal management.
Due to the excellent conductivity of aluminum, metallized films can be exploited for their electrical properties. Metallized films are a major component in capacitors found in all electronics. Batteries can also be designed using metallized films. You will also find them in static dissipative packaging to protect sensitive electronics.