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Product Properties

Customizable Films

Orange and red spirals made with rolls of film

Finding the right film for your product can be challenging, but we are here to help. 

Our engineering team custom formulate flexible and semi rigid films to match your performance, appearance and regulatory requirements. With multiple calendering lines and a fully equipped R&D lab, we have the right tools to develop and manufacture films to meet customer needs across many industries. 

We pride ourselves on providing only the highest quality films, which we ensure through extensive online and post-production inspections. Our manufacturing lines and Quality lab are equipped with all the instrumentation necessary to measure, check, quantify and qualify materials per your specifications and tight internal tolerances. Our team is well-versed in ASTM and Federal test methods across all properties from physical to optical

Learn more about our product properties:

Each property has its own capabilities and lab tastings that we perform at Achilles USA.

Learn more by passing your mouse through each capability!

Product Capabilities: Semi-rigid to very soft and flexible (19 to 61+ PHR plasticizer) to match sample, tensile properties or other performance needs.

Lab Testing: Shore A and D, Clarks Stiffness and Gurley stiffness units for ensuring a perfect and consistent match.

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Color

Product Capabilities: Color and opacity matching to sample, Pantone® or other color values. From tints to opaque, metallic to fluorescent.
 

Lab Testing: Latest model desktop spectrophotomers and handheld color checking units to verify color on all production runs.

Product Capabilities: Semi-rigid to very soft and flexible (19 to 61+ PHR plasticizer) to match sample, tensile properties or other performance needs.

Lab Testing: Shore A and D, Clarks Stiffness and Gurley stiffness units for ensuring a perfect and consistent match.

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Printability

Product Capabilities: Proven product formulations compatible with all ink types and printing methods for beautiful image quality and ink adhesion. 

Lab Testing: UV-cure, gravure, inkjet and screen printing

Product Capabilities: Semi-rigid to very soft and flexible (19 to 61+ PHR plasticizer) to match sample, tensile properties or other performance needs.

Lab Testing: Shore A and D, Clarks Stiffness and Gurley stiffness units for ensuring a perfect and consistent match.

Sunset

UV (Blocking)

Product Capabilities: Shielding of UV-A,B & C light through any specified wavelength or range.

Lab Testing: Spectrophotomer analysis 

Product Capabilities: Semi-rigid to very soft and flexible (19 to 61+ PHR plasticizer) to match sample, tensile properties or other performance needs.

Lab Testing: Shore A and D, Clarks Stiffness and Gurley stiffness units for ensuring a perfect and consistent match.

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Tensile Properties

Product Capabilities: Products designed to meet any requirements for tensile strength, elongation, modulus and tear strength.

Lab Testing: ASTM, Grave's tear and Elmendorf tear methods and equipment for sample analysis, R&D and lot certification.

Product Capabilities: Semi-rigid to very soft and flexible (19 to 61+ PHR plasticizer) to match sample, tensile properties or other performance needs.

Lab Testing: Shore A and D, Clarks Stiffness and Gurley stiffness units for ensuring a perfect and consistent match.

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Durometer

Product Capabilities: Semi-rigid to very soft and flexible (19 to 61+ PHR plasticizer) to match sample, tensile properties or other performance needs.

Lab Testing: Shore A and D, Clarks Stiffness and Gurley stiffness units for ensuring a perfect and consistent match.

Product Capabilities: Semi-rigid to very soft and flexible (19 to 61+ PHR plasticizer) to match sample, tensile properties or other performance needs.

Lab Testing: Shore A and D, Clarks Stiffness and Gurley stiffness units for ensuring a perfect and consistent match.

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Adhesives

Product Capabilities: Extensive plasticzer knowledge and experience to offer adhesive compatibility for short-term, long-term and repositionable applications.

Product Capabilities: Semi-rigid to very soft and flexible (19 to 61+ PHR plasticizer) to match sample, tensile properties or other performance needs.

Lab Testing: Shore A and D, Clarks Stiffness and Gurley stiffness units for ensuring a perfect and consistent match.

Fire

Fire Retardancy

Product Capabilities: Opaque and clear formulations to meet any industry standard FR requirement including CSFM, NFPA 701 and E84.

Lab Testing: Onsite testing for NFPA 701, MVSS-302, CSFM, CPAI-84 and various ASTM and UL. Relationships with 3rd party labs for additional testing.

Product Capabilities: Semi-rigid to very soft and flexible (19 to 61+ PHR plasticizer) to match sample, tensile properties or other performance needs.

Lab Testing: Shore A and D, Clarks Stiffness and Gurley stiffness units for ensuring a perfect and consistent match.

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Dimensions

Product Capabilities: Five (5) calendering lines and secondary processes offer products from 3mil to 120mil thick and 1" to 110" wide.

Lab Testing: Online and offline measurement equipment utilized on every production lot with exceptional tolerance control.

Product Capabilities: Semi-rigid to very soft and flexible (19 to 61+ PHR plasticizer) to match sample, tensile properties or other performance needs.

Lab Testing: Shore A and D, Clarks Stiffness and Gurley stiffness units for ensuring a perfect and consistent match.

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Optics

Product Capabilities: Meet target values for clarity, haze, gloss and light transmission through formulation and embossing.
 

Lab Testing: Online and lab instrumentation for checking all optical properties.

Product Capabilities: Semi-rigid to very soft and flexible (19 to 61+ PHR plasticizer) to match sample, tensile properties or other performance needs.

Lab Testing: Shore A and D, Clarks Stiffness and Gurley stiffness units for ensuring a perfect and consistent match.

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UV (Weathering)

Product Capabilities: Tested formulations for short- (<1 year) to long- (5-7 years) term outdoor usage and UV exposure with excellent color fastness and physical property retention.

Lab Testing: UV-con and Xenon arc weathering testing

Product Capabilities: Semi-rigid to very soft and flexible (19 to 61+ PHR plasticizer) to match sample, tensile properties or other performance needs.

Lab Testing: Shore A and D, Clarks Stiffness and Gurley stiffness units for ensuring a perfect and consistent match.

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Cold Temperature

Product Capabilities: Mutliple formulation options for clear and opaque films meeting temperature ratings down to -60F. 

Lab Testing: ASTM, DIN and Federal/Military testing standards available.

Product Capabilities: Semi-rigid to very soft and flexible (19 to 61+ PHR plasticizer) to match sample, tensile properties or other performance needs.

Lab Testing: Shore A and D, Clarks Stiffness and Gurley stiffness units for ensuring a perfect and consistent match.

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Defect Control

Product Capabilities: Optimized mixing, compounding and processing for consistency and minimization of defects such as airmark and contamination. 

Lab Testing: Online inspection systems on every manufacturing line with QC inspections performed throughout each lot.

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