Arlon DPF 8000 is a 90 micron satin white, high-tensile, PVC film with aggressive, permanent pressure-sensitive adhesive.
Designed for indoor and outdoor graphics, DPF 8000 is made of 100% engineering-grade face stock with a polycoated lay-flat liner.
The special adhesive system is designed to stick to "hard-to-stick" surfaces and low-energy surfaces such as brick, concrete, stucco and ABS plastic.
Arlon DPF 8000 is designed to meet the marking requirements and specifications of the transportation, vending and automotive industries.
The film conforms well to flat surfaces with slight contours when processed and applied according to Arlon recommendations.
APPLICATIONS & FEATURES
- Digital printing with a wide variety of direct print systems
- Polyolefin plastic surfaces such as polyethylene, polypropylene, polyurethane, etc
- Application in cold temperature environments
- Slightly textured and/or low-energy surfaces.
|Interior or Exterior use||
|Minimal Temperature Resistance||-54.0 °C|
|Maximal Temperature Resistance||107.0 °C|
|Minimum Application temperature||1.0 °C|
|Maximum Application temperature||27.0 °C|
|Product Type||Calendered Polymeric|
|Tensile strength||2.3 kg/cm|
Adhesive & Liner
|Adhesive||Aggressive, permanent, pressure-sensitive|
|Adhesive Type||Low energetic|
|Material used as liner||polycoated layflat|
|Shelf Life||1 year|
|Storage & Transport conditions||Free from excessive moisture, temperature, direct sunlight|
|Durability (range)||Up to 7 years|
The surface should be entirely dust free: high pressure TSP/water wash is the easiest method. The surface must be sealed with a complete coat of paint or concrete sealer and allowed to dry. If the surface is not sealed there must be no loose paint, grit or chalk present.
DPF 8000 owes its very high bond to the softness of the adhesive. The trade off for high tack and adhesion is greater
than normal shrinkage. When decorating DPF 8000 with screen or digital printing the solvent involved will penetrate
both the vinyl and adhesive at the time of printing. If the printing solvents aren’t completely removed before installation
the resultant graphic will show very high shrinkage and edge curl. When printing this product be vigilant about drying
the finished decal completely before laminating, top coating or installing.
When printing, please be aware that you may encounter a build up of adhesive on the printing platen which will require periodic cleaning.