What Is Mylar and Why Is It Used for Nameplates?
Mylar is a flexible material known for its transparency, tensile strength, dimensional and chemical stability, reflectivity, gas-blocking properties and ability to resist heat. Also referred to as biaxially-oriented polyethylene terephthalate (BoPET), mylar is made of stretched polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and is a member of the polyester film family. Mylar was developed in the 1950s and is a registered trademark of the DuPont-Teijin Corporation. Some people use the word “mylar” generically to refer to polyester or plastic sheeting. In its proper form, mylar comes in polyester sheets or rolls, containing either a brite chrome, brushed chrome, clear typeable or white finish. At American Nameplate, we use mylar in several different applications.
What Is Mylar Used For?
Mylar is used for several applications because of its tremendous flexibility, durability and strength. Mylar applications include:
- Lamination: Mylar provides a unique protective coating when adhered to various materials.
- Archives and collectibles: Collectors use mylar to preserve valuable paper goods because of mylar’s ability to seal and protect against damage.
- Medical products: You can use mylar to package medical supplies. Test strips and X-Ray films also often consist of this material.
- Labels and tags: Mylar’s durability makes it the perfect choice for labels that need to be strong and rugged.
- Nameplates: Mylar is ideal for nameplates that require chemical resistance and anti-abrasive properties.
Printability is another core characteristic of mylar, making it the perfect material for products that require high-end graphics and shelf appeal. This material is also user-friendly with most types of adhesives, providing you with extended shelf life, high-end graphics and shelf appeal. This material is also user-friendly with most types of adhesives, providing you with extended shelf life.
Mylar Nameplates and Labels
In addition to providing added durability, mylar can give plastic nameplates or labels a three-dimensional look and high-performance flexibility. Mylar’s resistance to oils and most other liquids makes it easy to clean. This material’s pliability and malleability mean mylar is ideal for showcasing almost any graphic style.
At American Nameplate, we can provide you a mylar label with several process techniques:
- Screen printing
- Digital printing
You can use mylar for any nameplate regardless of the style or design, opening endless possibilities for your applications. Mylar also comes in various thicknesses, ranging from 0.001 inches to 0.010 inches, so you have additional choices in resilience and appearance. You also have the option of selecting your preferred finish from various coatings.
Mylar UL Approved Labels
What Are UL Approved Labels?
UL approved labels are required signage for many household appliances and items. Products that have warnings or cautionary advisories, installation information, electrical ratings and other safety details will boast a UL recognized metal nameplate. Sometimes they even include information about where the item or appliance should be stored, what kind of weather exposure it can handle, and how it could react to the presence of chemicals.
Electronics and household appliances are commonly equipped with UL recognized nameplates and decals. Some examples that are found in your home include:
- Light bulbs
- Standing light fixtures
- Cooking equipment
- Control panels
- Office furniture
A UL Authorized Nameplate Company
American Nameplate will design and print the necessary UL classified label needed for all appliances and home goods. Our sales team can discuss your specifics such as the labels: mounting surface, indoor or outdoor temperature ranges, cooking oil exposures, and even lubricated oil exposures to find the best choose for your product.
Whether you’re choosing a domed label or the increasingly popular mylar UL compliant labels, we’ll meet your requirements and design blueprint. No order quantity is too large, too small, too simple or too complex!
Contact us today to place an order or learn more about our services. If you’re looking to use mylar as the material for your nameplates or labels, American Nameplate is the perfect partner for your business. No order quantity is too large, too small, too simple or too complex! today to place an order or learn more about our services. Choosing American Nameplate as Your Trusted Supplier