Plastic film or pvc film is a thin engineering material no more than 10 mm thick, any thicker the plastic material would be classed as a plastic sheet. The plastic film comes in a range sizes and thicknesses and plastic types which can be used in a vast array of applications across many different industries. Plastic wrap is generally opaque, translucent, transparent, and clear.
Types of plastic film
FEP (Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene) - FEP film is a transparent film which is chemically resistant, non-stick, resistant to high temperatures, non-flammable and has high electrical insulation. This versatile film can be used in a wide range of applications including 3D printing and electrical wiring.
Mica - Mica film is a thin film made up of layers, Mica is soft and lightweight. Mica has outstanding thermal, mechanical, electrical and chemical properties. It is also moisture-proof, flexible and has high tensile strength. Mica film is typically used in electronic and electrical applications.
Mylar - Mylar film is a transparent Multi-purpose film. It has excellent resistance to moisture and most chemicals and can be used for a vast range of industrial applications. Mylar is flexible strong and durable. Typically used for laminating, office supplies and electrical insulation.
PEEK - PEEK is a high-performance thermoplastic. It is strong, resistant to high temperatures and has good chemical resistance. PEEK film is typically used in electronics (PCB film) injection moulding, laminating, and 3D printing.
PET - PET (polyethylene terephthalate) is a polyester plastic film that has high tensile strength. PET film is UV resistant and has excellent electrical properties. PET plastic film is suited to a wide range of applications including printing and laminating.
Polypropylene - Polypropylene or PP film is a thin, low-cost thermoplastic clear film is tough and strong with excellent dielectric strength. Typical applications include shrinking wrap, packaging, and food packaging.
Kapton - Kapton is a polyimide film used in printed circuits and space blankets used on spacecraft, satellites, and various space instruments. With its excellent stability to different temperatures, both high and low, highly resistant to humidity although not completely waterproof.