PRLog - March 14, 2008 - LEIGHTON BUZZARD, U.K. -- MacDermid Autotype, the leading global developer and manufacturer of high performance films and coatings, has launched a new addition to its Autotex range of textured, screen printable polyester films. Autotex DP has been developed for use with Hewlett Packard Indigo digital printing presses to combine an attractive appearance with resistance to abrasion and chemicals, extending the functionality of the range considerably.
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Following thorough testing, Autotex DP F150 and F200 have now officially approved and recommended by Hewlett Packard. This is due to the high quality of the textured films, which consist of a coated polyester base with a primer surface on the second side, offering excellent ink adhesion when used with Hewlett Packard Indigo digital printing presses (S2000, WS2000, WS4050).
Like all of the polyester films in the Autotex range, Autotex DP offers outstanding flex life, maintaining an attractive appearance and consistent, low gloss textured surface over extended durations. The film also provides excellent scratch and chemical resistance, even at the edges, thanks to its chemically bonded, UV-cured textured coating, and can be used with MacDermid’s Windotex screen printable windowing lacquer to incorporate clear, scratch resistant windows for a wide range of applications.
The film’s protective hard coated surface gives a switch life performance of over five million actuations, even when embossed, for long life in the most demanding environments. The Autotex film is available as F150 or F200, depending on whether a 150 micron or 200 micron film is required.
Due to its combination of ink adhesion and resistance to wear and cleaning, the Autotex DP film is ideal for a wide variety of applications, such as membrane switch overlays, surface applications, nameplates, labels and product marking, and fascia panels.
For further information contact Maurizio Fantato, MacDermid Autotype, Grove Road, Wantage, Oxon. OX12 7BZ. Tel: 01235 771111. Fax: 01235 771196.
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About MacDermid Autotype
MacDermid Autotype is the leading global innovator, designer, developer and manufacturer of specialised coating technology for films used in a wide range of applications. These include touch and vision systems, membrane switches, Film Insert Moulding (FIM) products for the automotive, telecommunications and domestic appliances sector and screen printing. With specialist expertise in precision coating technology, MacDermid Autotype, transforms and enhances the performance of films for many high technology and demanding applications.
In recent years MacDermid Autotype has brought screen printing to new levels of control and repeatability, reinforcing the benefits of the process for new applications such as flexible circuit printing, DVD and industrial glass printing. MacDermid Autotype’s most recent launches have been of antimicrobial hard coated films for hygiene critical surface applications and of diffuser and anti-reflection films for use in flat panel displays.
The company is part of MacDermid Inc. of Denver, Colorado. MacDermid is a leading supplier of offset blanket, flexo plates and of chemicals for industrial finishing, including plating and coating of metals and plastics.