Product Family: Waterproof Breathable Films

Formulated for performance and user comfort for rugged outdoor apparel

Argotec extrudes the finest thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) and copolyester waterproof breathable films in the industry. The high moisture transmission rates provided by the super thin and hydrophilic films makes them ideal for lamination to fabrics used in the most demanding outdoor and severe-weather performance apparel and footwear.

Argotec’s films are used as textile lamination to facilitate the design of cost-effective waterproof-breathability to keep users dry and comfortable. Known for its consistency, Argotec’s films are specified by the leading retail manufacturers around the world for use in high performance rain, sailing, hiking, biking, fishing, hunting and mountaineering and outdoor gear.

Benefits

  • Design - Compatibility with most common adhesive laminating systems, durable bonds between outer and inner lining material, longer life

Typical Physical Properties

Product: TX1540
Film Type Description
  • Thermoplastic polyurethane
  • Aromatic polyether
  • Waterproof breathable
  • Very high MVTR
  • Uses: performance apparel & footwear, medical
  • Extrusion method: cast-on-polyethylene carrier
  • Gauge: 0.6-5.0 mils (15-125 microns)
  • Width: up to 68 inches (1.73 meters)
  • Gloss, smooth or matte surface
  • Soft, quiet, excellent stretch & recovery for comfort
  • No processing additives to effect adhesion to other substrates
Physical PropertyASTM Test MethodUnitsTest Value
Specific gravityD-792g/cc1.22
Shore hardnessD-2240Shore80A
Tensile strengthD-412psi
MPa
4000 - 5000
27.6 - 34.5
ElongationD-412%600 - 700
Modulus (100%)D-412psi
MPa
550 - 650
3.8 - 4.5
Tensile set @ 200% elongationD-412%>40
Tear (die C)D-1004Graves g/0.001"120 - 140
Moisture vapor
transmission
0.5 mil (12 µ)
0.6 mil (15 µ)
1.0 mil (25 µ)
E-96 procedure B upright*g/m2/24 hr


800 - 900
700 - 800
Product: TX2060
Film Type Description
  • Thermoplastic copolyester
  • Waterproof breathable
  • High MVTR
  • Uses: performance apparel & footwear
  • Extrusion method: cast-on-carrier
  • Gauge: ≥0.5-6.0 mils (12.5-152 microns)
  • Width: up to 68 inches (1.73 meters)
  • Gloss, smooth or matte surface
  • Soft, quiet, excellent stretch & recovery for comfort
  • No processing additives to effect adhesion to other substrates
  • Good chemical resistance
  • Good high-temperature resistance
  • Water soaking does not cause swelling or distortion
Physical PropertyASTM Test MethodUnitsTest Value
Specific gravityD-792g/cc1.20
Shore hardnessD-2240Shore45D
Tensile strengthD-882psi
MPa
2000 - 3000
13.8 - 20.68
ElongationD-412%600 - 700
Melting pointD-3418°F
°C
392
200
Tear (die C)D-1004Graves g/0.001"240 - 260
Moisture vapor
transmission
0.5 mil (12 µ)
0.6 mil (15 µ)
1.0 mil (25 µ)
E-96 procedure B upright*g/m2/24 hr

850

725

* 73°F (23°C) at 50% RH.
µ = micron