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Argotec Introduces
ArgoThane D7101 ETPU Sheet

ArgoThane D7101 is a dimensionally stable, rigid, thermoformable, engineered polyurethane (ETPU) with many of the superior performance characteristics of standard, flexible TPU.

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ARGOTHANE®
SPECIALTY FILMS

Argotec is recognized as a leading global supplier of custom-engineered, high-performance, thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) film and sheet for a wide variety of critical specialty applications.

We have also earned an enviable reputation for being able to produce exceedingly high-quality films from other difficult-to-extrude polymers to meet virtually any general or specialty design need.

Argotec has extensive experience in the most advanced flat-die, cast-on-carrier, blown-film extrusion and multi-layer construction technologies.

POLYMER OFFERINGS

While the "specialty of the house" is polyurethane film & sheet, Argotec prides itself on being able to produce the highest quality films from a variety of other exceedingly difficult-to-extrude specialty polymers, including:

  • Aromatic polyester polyurethane
  • Aromatic polyether polyurethane
  • Aliphatic polyester polyurethane
  • Aliphatic polyether polyurethane
  • Aromatic polycaprolactone TPU
  • Aliphatic polycaprolactone TPU
  • Hard (rigid) polyurethanes
  • Copolyesters

 


NEW ARGOTHANE D7101 THERMOFORMABLE ETPU SHEET
For more information on Argotec's new ArgoThane D7101 Thermoformable ETPU (engineering-grade thermoplastic polyurethane) Sheet, CLICK HERE.


 

BASIC FILM SIZES & THICKNESSES

Argotec offers precision film & sheet products in a variety of thicknesses and widths, depending on the type of extrusion method used.

Extrusion Method Thicknesses Widths
Blown film 1.0 to 12 mils up to 86 inches
Flat-die sheet 5 to 50 mils up to 78 inches
Cast-on-carrier film 0.5 to 12 mils up to 65 inches
Multi-layer construction 0.5 to 80 mils up to 65 inches

While diameter will vary with the gauge of the film, Argotec can provide the longest, splice-free rolls in the industry.

AVAILABLE CARRIERS

Argotec films can be cast on carriers that provide ease of handling, especially with very thin films; carriers can also be used as a part of the finished application, as in medical transdermal or automotive paint protection applications. Available carriers include polyethylene, polyester, and paper.

CUSTOM FORMULATIONS
TO MEET EVERY NEED

Argotec films are available with standard additive packages or mixed into custom formulations to provide the following characteristics:

  • Flame resistance (UL V-O or equivalent).
  • UV resistance to minimize yellowing or degradation.
  • Antimicrobial resistance to infection- and odor-causing bacteria and fungus.
  • Antistatic films.
  • Conductive films.
  • Extremely high optical clarity using aliphatic interlayering film.
  • Custom-engineered slip properties to match customer requirements.
  • NSF, FDA and USP approvals.
  • Lubricant-free antiblocking properties in blown film.

SURFACE FINISHES
AND COLORS

Argotec can extrude its flat-die and cast-on-carrier films with three basic surface finishes:

  • Gloss
  • Smooth (natural)
  • Matte

Blown films are available only in smooth (natural) or rough finishes. Argotec film and sheet can also be extruded in a variety of colors.