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ORACAL® 551

High Performance Cal

ORACAL® 551 is a high-performance, polymeric PVC with optimal cutting and conversion properties, developed especially for lettering, marking and decoration.

This film is particularly suitable for high-quality vehicle and public transport system advertising and is also suitable for uneven and slightly curved surfaces. For highly curved surfaces or surfaces with corrugations or rivets, these films should be worked in, cut and applied with an overlap at the edges.

Features:

  • High performance 70 micron film
  • 98 gloss colours + black and white matt
  • Suitable for thermal transfer printing (with resin ribbons)
  • Excellent dimensional stability and very good processing characteristics
  • Up to 8 years external life*

Specifications

Fire Rating

Fire Rating Self-extinguishing when adhered to steel

Application Type

Application Vehicle Marking
Public Transport
Opaque Signs
Signmaking
Interior or Exterior use Exterior
Interior

Adhesive & Liner

Adhesive Solvent polyacrylate, permanent
Adhesive Composition Solvent-based acrylic
Adhesive Type Pressure-sensitive
Removability Permanent
Material used as liner one sided, silicon coated paper
Liner Colour White

Temperature Resistance

Minimal Temperature Resistance -50 °C
Maximal Temperature Resistance 90 °C

Application Specifications

Curve Format Slightly curved surface
Flat surfaces
Smooth and untextured surface

Dimensions

Thickness 70 µ

Product Storage

Shelf Life 2 years
Storage & Transport conditions In original packaging at 20°C / 50% humidity

Application Temperature

Minimum Application temperature 8 °C

Durability

Durability (range) Up to 8 years

Product Type

Product Type Calendered Polymeric

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Additional info

*Long-term outdoor durability:

  • 8 years (black / white)
  • 7 years (transparent / coloured)
  • 4 years (metallic)
  • 3 years (Brilliant Blue L)

 For white vinyl, a light blue silicone paper is used to form a stronger contrast to lettering

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ORACAL® 551 is available in the following variations (204)

 

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E551032

  Light Red - Gloss

ORA,551-032 LIGHT RED 126CMX50M

  • Durability 7.0 year(s)
  • Length 50.0 metre
  • Surface Finish Gloss
  • Transparency Opaque
  • Width 126.0 cm
 

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E551304

  Fire Red - Gloss

ORA,551-304 FIRE RED 126CMX50M

  • Durability 7.0 year(s)
  • Length 50.0 metre
  • Surface Finish Gloss
  • Transparency Opaque
  • Width 126.0 cm
 

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E551489

  South Sea Turquoise - Gloss

ORA,551489 SOUTH SEA TURQUOISE 126CMX50M

  • Durability 7.0 year(s)
  • Length 50.0 metre
  • Surface Finish Gloss
  • Transparency Opaque
  • Width 126.0 cm
 

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E551204

  Melon Yellow - Gloss

ORA,551-204 MELON YELLOW 126CMX50M

  • Durability 7.0 year(s)
  • Length 50.0 metre
  • Surface Finish Gloss
  • Transparency Opaque
  • Width 126.0 cm
 

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E551395

  Pumpkin - Gloss

ORA,551-395 PUMKIN 126CMX50M

  • Durability 7.0 year(s)
  • Length 50.0 metre
  • Surface Finish Gloss
  • Transparency Opaque
  • Width 126.0 cm
 

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E551022

  Shell Yellow - Gloss

ORA,551-022 SHELL YELLOW 126CMX50M

  • Durability 7.0 year(s)
  • Length 50.0 metre
  • Surface Finish Gloss
  • Transparency Opaque
  • Width 126.0 cm
 

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E551000

  Clear - Gloss

ORA,551-000 TRANSPARENT 126CMX50M

  • Durability 7.0 year(s)
  • Length 50.0 metre
  • Surface Finish Gloss
  • Transparency Transparent
  • Width 126.0 cm
 

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E551802

  Fawn Brown - Gloss

ORA,551-802 FAWN BROWN 126CMX50M

  • Durability 7.0 year(s)
  • Length 50.0 metre
  • Surface Finish Gloss
  • Transparency Opaque
  • Width 126.0 cm
 

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E551093

  Anthracite - Gloss

ORA,551-093 ANTHRACITE 126CMX50M

  • Colour Effect Metallic
  • Durability 4.0 year(s)
  • Length 50.0 metre
  • Surface Finish Gloss
  • Transparency Opaque
  • Width 126.0 cm
 

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E551804

  Beige Brown - Gloss

ORA,551-804 BEIGE BROWN 126CMX50M

  • Durability 7.0 year(s)
  • Length 50.0 metre
  • Surface Finish Gloss
  • Transparency Opaque
  • Width 126.0 cm
 

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