MacDermid Autotype, Inc. (www.macdermidautotype.com) recently announced the availability of Autoflex HiForm PE. The gloss, hardcoated, formable, polyester-based film was developed for film-insert-molding (FIM) applications that require low profile, high radius, 3D curvature, and a combination of high abrasion resistance, flexibility, and excellent optical properties. It is available in two gauges: 130 and 180 μm. According to MacDermid Autotype, the product has been extensively tested with the most popular FIM-printing inks and readily accepts polycarbonate and acrylic resins. The company also reports that Autoflex HiForm PE exhibits superior surface performance when evaluated for pencil hardness or Taber abrasion resistance and notes that the film is compatible with vacuum metalizing—especially with non-conductive metals.
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