ACRYLITE® sheet maskings
ACRYLITE® has several types of masking in use. All have properties specific for the end use of the acrylic sheet. Some are adhesive backed, some are heat activated, non-adhesive and other are more of a static cling type. Here is a listing of our more common types and where they are used.
|Attributes / Application Comments
|Adhesive paper. Brown craft paper with polyethylene coating. Generally good for 3 plus years. Best material for laser cutting. Excellent for all fabrication that does not require heat.
|AA or TPA
|Adhesive poly that does not need heat to stick. No color, good clarity. Relatively low adhesion. Laser cuts well.
|Adhesive poly that does not need heat to stick. Light blue color. Has worked well for routing and line bending. Laser cuts well.
|White poly film with adhesive to stick to textured sheets. Does not have a "stretch memory" and will stay down on cross cut ends. Very sticky. Primarily used on ACRYLITE® Satinice products. Laser cuts well.
|Opaque white poly film with no adhesive applied. Can recling once removed. Limited thermoformability. Machines very well. Laser cutting will give a slight welding of the film to the sheet at the cut.
|Non-Adhesive, Cling Poly
|Blue non-adhesive poly film. Good for most fabrication. Welds slightly at edge when laser cut. Can be line bent and thermoformed to 6 mm sheet thickness. Does not recling after removal. Also available in colorless.