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[DuPont Teijin Films] A registered trademark for a series of over 900 types of Polyester film. Melinex® films, formerly made by ICI, are made from biaxially oriented polyethylene terephthalate. Melinex® 516 is a high clarity polyester film that is pretreated on both sides for slip to combine good handling properties with high clarity and brilliance. They are used for packaging, imaging, printing, and consumer products.

Synonyms and Related Terms

polyester; PET; BOPET; biaxially oriented polyethylene terephthalate; Mylar [Du Pont]; Hostaphan [Mitsubishi]; Claryl [Toray]; 3M Polyester [3M]; Questar {Filmquest]

Additional Information

DuPont: Melinex 516 Datasheet

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Meredith Montague, Meredith Montague, contributed information, 1998
  • G.S.Brady, G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 625
  • Caring for your Collections, Arthur W Schulz (ed.), Harry N. Abrams, Inc. , New York, 1992
  • Website address 1, Website address 1 Comment:

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