New Lumirror® FA5 High-Clarity Matte Polyester Film


Toray Plastics America, Inc.’s drive to innovate and help end users and converters grow new business has led to the development of a new, versatile co-extruded high-clarity matte polyester film that offers a wide range of applications in industrial and consumer markets. New patent-pending Lumirror® FA5 matte polyester film, made with Toray’s proprietary nanotechnology, allows industrial and consumer-goods brand owners to specify the exact level of gloss desired, while maintaining excellent clarity. Value-added FA5 film is also FDA compliant, tack sealable, and easy to print on, so it is even more versatile and enhances the opportunity to penetrate new markets.

Among the variety of end uses for FA5 film are all types of labels, including rugged, pressure-sensitive labels for a wide range of durable goods, from automobiles to chain saws. FA5 film can also be converted into a laminating film and used to produce luggage tags and placemats. It is ideal for commercial and residential interior-design applications, such as mass-produced and custom window treatments and wallpaper. And yet the unique Lumirror FA5 film’s FDA compliance makes it especially desirable for food packaging, including popular dual-ovenable applications. Whether it’s used for industrial or packaging applications, FA5 film is the perfect choice when glare reduction and excellent contact clarity are desired.

“Toray’s passion for innovation has yielded an important new high-clarity matte polyester film with manufacturing appeal in multiple markets, offering converters and end users significant growth potential,” says Eric Bartholomay, product development manager.

Designed and developed at Toray Plastics (America), Inc.’s North Kingstown, Rhode Island, 900,000-square-foot campus, the multifunctional FA5 film has a matte polyester surface that is primed for enhanced ink adhesion and therefore readily accepts water- and solvent-based and UV-curable inks. Easy printing streamlines manufacturing and assures brand owners that type, logos, and brand colors are accurate and attractive.

New co-extruded polyester FA5 film handles extremely well on high-speed equipment and is easy to convert. It offers excellent thermal stability and superior mechanical properties, including high strength and dimensional stability. Plus, the tensile strength of FA5 film is 50 percent greater than that of traditional filled matte polyester films.

Toray Plastics (America), Inc. is a leading manufacturer of polyester and polypropylene films for flexible and rigid packaging, lidding, graphic, industrial, optical, and electronic applications. The company is a subsidiary of Toray Industries, Inc., the world leader in synthetic fibers and textiles, carbon fibers, plastics, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and high-performance films. Annual sales exceed US $11 billion.
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