Argotec manufactures high-performance film & sheet for a number of key industries illustrated by the icons to the right. To see some of the uses of these films, hold your cursor over the various icons. Click on the icon or the tradename links below to go to that section of the web site.
Argotec offers a wide variety of precision-engineered film & sheet extruded from some of the most difficult-to-extrude polymers in the specialty film industry, including:
- Aromatic polyether urethane
- Aliphatic polyester urethane
- Aliphatic polyether urethane
- Aromatic polycaprolactone urethane
- Aliphatic polycaprolactone urethane
- Hard/rigid thermoformable urethane
- Specialty TPEs
- Specialty TPOs
Thicknesses range, depending on the application and extrusion method, from 0.2 to 125 mils; widths up to 86 inches; longest splice-free rolls in the industry. Click here to view table showing product options.
Argotec film & sheet is available in gloss, smooth, and matte finishes. Click here to view table showing available performance-enhancing additive packages for custom films.
While Argotec can custom-engineer and extrude high-performance film from any of the polymers shown above, polyurethane (TPU) film is the specialty of the house. Click here to understand Why TPU? For more information about films based on the other polymers listed, contact Argotec Customer Service.
To view the Technical Data Tables for Argotec's TPU film & sheet products, click here.
ARGOBOND® Glass Lamination Films provide unmatched optical clarity, layflat, and overall consistent quality. Which is why Argotec dominates 90% of the aerospace canopy and window market that uses TPU optical interlayers, as well as over 50% of the rest of the world's total usage of these films.
ARGOGUARD® Paint & Surface Protection Films provide durable shielding for cars, trucks, appliances, cell phones, computers -- any bare or painted metal, glass, or plastic surface that is vulnerable to damage from abrasion, chipping, chemicals, or general wear.
ARGOMED® Medical Films provide benefits to patients and hospital staff alike as liquid and viral barriers, antibacterial wound-care components, and in waterproof-breathable medical textiles.
ARGOFLEX® Textile Lamination Films can be made thin or thick, gloss or matte, polyester or polyether, waterproof-breathable or barrier,with odor-control technology in a single film layer.
ARGOFLEX® Waterproof Breathable Films for creating waterproof-breathable textile composites in a single film-to-fabric lamination.
ARGOGRAPH®Graphic Films utilize a proprietary, lubricant-free urethane resin technology to create durable, highly conformable films that accept all commercial adhesive systems. They are ideal for use as graphic overlaminate facestock in protective applications where weather or heavy use are an issue.
ARGOTHANE®General & Specialty Films are engineered for the general and specialty applications that comprise the remainder of the current specialty films marketplace. In addition to polyurethane, they include other difficult-to-extrude specialty polymers and have been successfully used in a wide variety of applications.
GLASS LAMINATION FILM APPLICATIONS
Following are a few successful uses of ArgoBond™ polyurethane optical interlayer films and sheet:
- Embassies & other government buildings
- Armored civilian & military vehicles
- Hurricane-resistant buildings
- Bullet-resistant limousines
- Financial institutions
- Retail storefronts
- Correctional facilities
- Commercial & military aircraft windshields & windows
- Computer touch screens
PAINT & METAL PROTECTION FILM APPLICATIONS
Following are a few potential uses of ArgoGuard™ urethane paint & metal protection films:
- Automobile abrasion points
- Automotive headlamp protection
- Cell phones
- Painted surfaces
- Sheet-metal brake interlayer
- Any painted metal, glass, or plastic surface that is vulnerable to abrasion or chemical damage.
MEDICAL FILM APPLICATIONS
Following are a few successful medical uses of polyurethane film and sheet:
- IV site dressings
- Transdermal patches
- Thin film wound dressings
- Cast & dressing covers
- Surgical gowns & drapes
- Compression dressings
- Orthopedic gel insoles
- Gel-filled positioning pads
- Inflatable support bladders
- Pressure infuser cuffs
- Hospital mattresses & covers
TEXTILE LAMINATION FILM APPLICATIONS
Following are a few successful uses of urethane textile film & sheet:
- Waterproof-breathable performance apparel, footwear gloves
- Industrial & protective clothing
- Hazmat suits & containment devices
- Hospital mattresses & covers
- Automotive seating
- Life vests & rafts
- Buoyancy compensators
- Marine seating & tarping
- Airplane evacuation slides
- Fuel & water containers
GRAPHIC FILM APPLICATIONS
Following are a few potential uses of urethane ArgoGraph™ graphics films and sheet:
- Wraps & decals for cars
- Motor home decorations
- Fleet truck graphics
- Rail & bus advertisements
- Motorcycle decals
- Gas station graphics
- Bank signage
- ATV camouflage
- Car dealership graphics
- Chain restaurant promotions
- Trade show graphics
- Advertising displays
- Sports arena floors
- Protective overlayments
SPECIALTY FILM APPLICATIONS
Following are a few of the successful applications for polyurethane film and sheet:
- Elastic tapes
- Backing for automotive headliners, arm & head rests, foamed-in-place seating
- Conveyor belting
- Diaper elastics
- Computer keyboard covers
- Headset ear cushions
- Industrial bellows
- Emblems & labels
- Personal hydration packs
- Inflatable sports bladders
- Mattresses & covers
- Gaskets & seals