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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
  
[Honeywell (formerlyAlliedSignal)] A registered trademark for an laminated barrier film. Aclar is clear, heat-sealable film composed of layers of [[polychlorotrifluoroethylene|polychlorotrifluoroethylene]] (PCTFE) and [[polyester|polyester]] (PET) sandwiched between two layers of [[polyethylene|polyethylene]] (PE). The multifilm laminate provides a barrier for oxygen and water vapor. The thermoform-able barrier film comes in opaque and clear options. Traditionally, Aclar is used in pharmaceutical, medical, electronics, and military packaging. Aclar has been used to prepare sealed bags for low-oxygen level pest eradication.
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[Honeywell (formerly AlliedSignal)] A registered trademark for an laminated barrier film. Aclar is clear, heat-sealable film composed of layers of [[polychlorotrifluoroethylene|polychlorotrifluoroethylene]] (PCTFE) and [[polyester|polyester]] (PET) sandwiched between two layers of [[polyethylene|polyethylene]] (PE). The multifilm laminate provides a barrier for oxygen and water vapor. The thermoform-able barrier film comes in opaque and clear options. Traditionally, Aclar is used in pharmaceutical, medical, electronics, and military packaging. Aclar has been used to prepare sealed bags for low-oxygen level pest eradication.
  
 
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
 
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An open-ended heat sealer works well to seal Aclar and allows for custom bag shapes to fit objects.<ref> [http://www.paccin.org/showthread.php?411-Best-Material-for-covering-sculptures-in-storage&highlight=aclar PACCIN Thread: "Best Material for covering sculptures in storage"] </ref>
 
An open-ended heat sealer works well to seal Aclar and allows for custom bag shapes to fit objects.<ref> [http://www.paccin.org/showthread.php?411-Best-Material-for-covering-sculptures-in-storage&highlight=aclar PACCIN Thread: "Best Material for covering sculptures in storage"] </ref>
  
== Additional Information ==
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== Resources and Citations ==
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* Aclar: [http://www.aclar.com/ Website]
  
Aclar: [http://www.aclar.com/ Website]
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* Honeywell press release, February 2019: [https://www.packagingcomposites-honeywell.com/aclar/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/FINAL-Aclar-Accel-Launch-Press-Release.pdf "Honeywell Introduces Pharma Packaging Innovation with Aclar Accel"]
  
Honeywell press release, February 2019: [https://www.packagingcomposites-honeywell.com/aclar/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/FINAL-Aclar-Accel-Launch-Press-Release.pdf "Honeywell Introduces Pharma Packaging Innovation with Aclar Accel"]
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* Honeywell product brochure: [https://www.packagingcomposites-honeywell.com/aclar/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/1219-Aclar-Accel-sell-sheet-v7-HR.pdf Introducing Aclar Accel, Films for high barrier packaging solutions]
  
Honeywell product brochure: [https://www.packagingcomposites-honeywell.com/aclar/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/1219-Aclar-Accel-sell-sheet-v7-HR.pdf Introducing Aclar Accel, Films for high barrier packaging solutions]
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* Professional Plastics, Inc. Data Sheet: [https://www.professionalplastics.com/professionalplastics/AclarFilmDataSheet.pdf Aclar® PCTFE Film]
  
Professional Plastics, Inc. Data Sheet: [https://www.professionalplastics.com/professionalplastics/AclarFilmDataSheet.pdf Aclar® PCTFE Film]
 
 
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* Kaela Nurmi, contributed information, MWG group, 2020.
 
* Kaela Nurmi, contributed information, MWG group, 2020.
  

Revision as of 09:54, 11 September 2020

Aclar

Description

[Honeywell (formerly AlliedSignal)] A registered trademark for an laminated barrier film. Aclar is clear, heat-sealable film composed of layers of Polychlorotrifluoroethylene (PCTFE) and Polyester (PET) sandwiched between two layers of Polyethylene (PE). The multifilm laminate provides a barrier for oxygen and water vapor. The thermoform-able barrier film comes in opaque and clear options. Traditionally, Aclar is used in pharmaceutical, medical, electronics, and military packaging. Aclar has been used to prepare sealed bags for low-oxygen level pest eradication.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Arclar (sp); thermoform barrier film; barrier film

Applications

Anoxic (low-oxygen level) enclosures for pest eradication

Personal Risks

Collection Risks

Inert, non-flammable, solvent resistant.[1]

Physical and Chemical Properties

For 0.9mil film:

  • Oxygen transmission: 13.9 ml/m²d
  • Water vapor transmission @77F (25C) / 60% RH: 0.028 gms/m²/day
  • Melting Point: 211°C

For more information see Technical Data Sheet

Working Properties

Typically used in combination with marvelseal for making anoxic enclosures for treating objects with insect infestations/pests. [2]

Can be laminated to a multitude of substrates, including Polyvinyl chloride (PVC), Polyethylene terephthalate (PET), Polypropylene (PP), cyclic olefin copolymer (COC) and Ethylene vinyl alcohol (EVOH) to add an oxygen and light barrier or create a more sustainable packaging solution for your application.[3]

Exhibit Construction Reviews/Tips/Case Studies

An open-ended heat sealer works well to seal Aclar and allows for custom bag shapes to fit objects.[4]

Resources and Citations

  • Kaela Nurmi, contributed information, MWG group, 2020.
  • Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996
  • Pam Hatchfield, Pam Hatchfield, Pollutants in the Museum Environment, Archetype Press, London, 2002
  • Conservation Support Systems, Conservation Support Systems, Catalog, 1997

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