The Power of Teslin® Substrate—Game-Changing Technology
Manufactured by PPG Industries in Barberton, Ohio, Teslin® substrate is a microporous synthetic sheet material that enables distinctive products and solutions in applications where extraordinary durability, ease of printing and built-in security are critical; menus, drivers' licenses, loyalty cards and graphic labels—to name a few. Since the performance benefits of Teslin substrate extend beyond durability, printability and security, it is also a preferred material in a variety of technology-focused applications, such as e-Passports and radio frequency identification (RFID) cards and labels.
The unique microporous structure of Teslin substrate differentiates it from other synthetic materials and is the key to many performance benefits:
Teslin substrate withstands harsh environments and punishing applications, remains pliable in extremely cold temperatures and survives heat of up to 200° C. Teslin substrate is waterproof, resists abrasion and tearing, and stands up to a wide range of chemicals. It can be steam-pressed and dry cleaned, and is water, tear and abrasion resistant.
Easy, High-Quality Printability
The porous nature of Teslin substrate makes it highly absorptive, enabling inks to set almost instantly, resulting in vibrant colors and crisp, clear print definition. Compatible with most printing technologies, Teslin substrate doesn’t require special inks or drying equipment. It can be duplex and dual-surface printed with high quality graphics, digital photos, bar codes and micro text; it doesn’t crack upon folding; and doesn’t require an edge seal when laminated. Also, an inherent thermal stability enables superior personalization throughput and versatility.
Unique Material Science
Teslin substrate exhibits a lower dielectric constant than other substrate materials, feels soft to the touch, and offers a valuable cushioning quality for embedded electronic applications. Teslin substrate remains flexible at temperatures down to -70° C, while maintaining heat resistance up to 200° C. Teslin substrate is more static-dissipative than other synthetics and emits minimal particulates upon flexing, enabling various clean room and electronics applications.
Inherently tamper-resistant and tamper-evident, Teslin substrate forms adhesive bonds as much as 10 times stronger than those of other substrates—requiring no edge seals to produce durable, secure products. In response to a need for advanced methods of authentication, PPG engineered a security grade product that embeds optional covert and forensic security features within the Teslin substrate during production, providing the opportunity for security system simplification and reduced costs.
Produced in rolls that are 57 inches (1447mm) wide and up to 7000 feet (2134 meters) long, Teslin substrate (pictured above) is an opaque synthetic sheet available in thicknesses from 6 mil to 18 mil (152 micron to 457 micron).
PPG Industries—Bringing Innovation to the Surface™
PPG Industries' vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company.
Innovation has been the hallmark of PPG Industries since the company’s founding in 1883. Today, PPG is a global corporation with sales and manufacturing facilities in more than 60 countries. Virtually everywhere you look, you see PPG technologies and products. You’ll recognize many of PPG’s products, from Olympic ® paints and stains to Transitions ® photochromic lenses. PPG makes coatings that protect your computer and car as well as energy-saving glass for your home’s windows.
Teslin products reflect PPG’s long history of enabling customer success through state-of-the-art, differentiated technology solutions. Couple this with a tradition of timely and effective customer service and experienced technical service personnel who specialize in facilitating new customer processes. Whether you’re looking for:
Let Teslin substrate’s game-changing technology help you successfully complete your next project!
- – durable print media for digital personalization
- – thermally-stable, porous labels with exceptional graphics to bond to your in-mold product without an adhesive
- – security substrates for producing cards or credential that need to resist tampering and last for years
- – substrate to protect and cushion electronics in RFIDs or smart cards that need to perform reliably in harsh environments....
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