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Exploring The Versatility Of Rigid Vinyl Film

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Vinyl film is a versatile, low-cost plastic film product with many potential uses. This product is used in food packaging, non-food packaging, signage, bank cards, and more. Vinyl film is made from a rigid PVC film and is available in a matte or gloss texture. Piedmont Plastics is pleased to offer our customers this affordable and versatile plastic with multiple conversion options to customize this product for your needs.

What Is Rigid Vinyl Film?

Rigid vinyl is a durable PVC plastic that comes in a film format. It is strong and doesn't degrade easily, so it is called rigid. However, it can be flexible in thin gauges, so the term "rigid" can be confusing. Even in these thinner gauges, the film is impact and scratch resistant. This combination makes it a versatile and valuable choice for the right applications.

Technical Specifications of Rigid Vinyl Film

Rigid vinyl film's versatility comes from its technical specifications. This product comes in a range of gauges from .003 inches to .030 inches, and other gauges upon request. It is available in clear, white, planished, or colored designs, with either a glossy or matte finish. This variety means you can use it for a wide range of projects.

This particular plastic is tear-resistant and scratch resistant. It is easy to process, too. One drawback is its low service temperature of about 140 degrees Fahrenheit and 60 degrees Celsius. It is also not as weather resistant as other plastics.

Common Uses for Rigid Vinyl Film

Rigid vinyl film is ideal for a wide range of applications. You can use it for credit, gift, and business cards. It also works well for ID cards and tags. This film is the plastic of choice for blister packs and point-of-purchase signage. For short-term signs and displays, including shelf talkers and counter cards, it is an affordable choice. This product also appears in small format parts or when other plastic films aren't strong enough for a particular application, such as in high-touch areas like retail shelving displays.

Benefits of Using Rigid Vinyl Film for Packaging

While it can be used for cards and signage, one of the most common uses of rigid vinyl film is in packaging. It has some distinct benefits in this industry. Here are some of them.

  • Affordability – This particular plastic film is quite affordable. It costs significantly less than polycarbonate film, with similar strength and versatility.
  • Strength – This product is tear and scratch resistant, making it an affordable option for packaging that will hold up well in the shipping process.
  • Easy to Process – Creating the exact shape you need for your packaging is easy with this plastic film.
  • Flexibility – Though it is considered a rigid plastic, with thin enough gauges, it can have some flexibility, making it work well for packaging.

Ordering Vinyl Film with Piedmont Plastics

At Piedmont Plastics, we have two ISO 9001:2015 Certified film conversion centers so that we can handle a wide range of needs in the production of vinyl film. We have a long list of conversion services as well, including:

  • Clean Room Conversion – We can isolate the product in a conversion room to avoid contamination.
  • Sheeting – This service allows us to cut a wide format roll of film into the lengths you need.
  • Slitting – This process lets us slit a wide format roll to convert it to the desired lengths and widths.
  • Laminating – We can add an adhesive or pre-mask to the film.
  • Tipping – This is the addition of a white offset paper on one side of the vinyl set to help with offset and litho printing.
  • Interleaving – Adding thin sheets of tissue paper between the clear plastic vinyl film to protect from scratching.
  • Precision Guillotine Cutting – Square cutting sheets of film to the specific measurements for your application.

In addition, we have a strong commitment to customer service and a knowledgeable sales team that can help you choose the right plastic film for your application. Once we have produced your product, we thoroughly quality-check it and ship it on time, so you can have it ready when you need it.

There are many perks to using rigid vinyl film, and Piedmont Plastics makes it easy to take advantage of them. Reach out to our sales team today to learn more about this versatile, affordable plastic film.