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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
  
An extruded sheet of [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=polyester%20resin polyester resin]. Polyester films are typically stiff but flexible and highly transparent. They are dimensionally and chemically stable. Polyester film, such as Mylar®, is used for photographic film, storage sleeves, drafting and linings.
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An extruded sheet of [[polyester%20resin|polyester resin]]. Polyester films are typically stiff but flexible and highly transparent. They are dimensionally and chemically stable. Polyester film, such as Mylar®, is used for photographic film, storage sleeves, drafting and linings.
  
 
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
 
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==

Latest revision as of 11:26, 10 May 2016

Archival Polyester Envelopes

Description

An extruded sheet of polyester resin. Polyester films are typically stiff but flexible and highly transparent. They are dimensionally and chemically stable. Polyester film, such as Mylar®, is used for photographic film, storage sleeves, drafting and linings.

Synonyms and Related Terms

película de poliéster (Esp.); film polyester (Fr.); feuille polyester (Fr.); pellicule polyester (Fr.); film di poliestere (It.); película de poliéster (Port.); drafting film

Examples: Geofilm [Hughes-Owens]; Transpagra; Mylar® [DuPont Teijin]; Melinex® [DuPont Teijin]; Cronar® [DuPont Teijin]; Hostaphan 43SM [Mitsubishi];

Other Properties

Resistant to weak acids, weak alkalis, bleach and most organic solvents. Degrades in strong alkalis, strong acids, cresol.

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
  • Book and Paper Group, Paper Conservation Catalog, AIC, 1984, 1989