Autotex

A range of textured, hard coated, screen printable polyester films that are flexible, highly durable and offer resistance to scratches, scuffs, solvents and other chemicals. Designed for membrane touch switch overlay applications

Autotex®

Autotex® is a high quality textured polyester film, consisting of a base polyester with a flexible, chemically bonded and UV-cured textured coating.

Features

  • Option of textures; Fine and Velvet.
  • Compatible with solvent & UV curing screen inks and many UV curing ink jet printers.
  • Embossing capabilities for membrane touch switch applications.
  • Compatible with Windotex™ enabling clear windows to be incorporated on parts.
  • Part of a family of Autotex® films which include Autotex® AM, XE, Steel, Softouch, Ink Jet, DP.

Benefits

  • Extensive flex life of >5 million actuations.
  • Extremely durable and resistant to scratching, scuffing, chemicals and solvents.
  • Excellent colour clarity when printed.
  • Tough and highly durable but tactile to touch.
  • Low gloss textures that are absolutely consistent across the film.

Applications

  • Electro Luminescence Lamps.
  • Fascia Panels and Overlays.
  • Medical Applications.
  • Membrane Touch Switches.
  • Product Labels and Nameplates.

Additional Information

Product Range:

Autotex Fine:
Autotex®  F150, F200, F280 for solvent graphic inks
Autotex®  F157, F207 for UV graphic inks

Autotex Velvet:
Autotex®  V150, V200, V280 for solvent graphic inks
Autotex®  V157, V207 for UV graphic inks

Primer:

Autotex®; has an ink adhesion primer on the second surface. There are two primer options, one for solvent inks, the other for UV inks. These primers provides excellent adhesion to a wide range of graphic inks. For information on which primer is suitable for digital printing please contact salessupport@macdermidautotype.com.

Please note that some of the electrical and mechanical properties of the 7 series films differs from the standard product. Please refer to the Autotex® (7 Series) product data sheet.

Windows:

Autotex® can be screen printed with Windotex™ to obtain a clear window (see Windotex™ product data sheet). Autotex®  Fine, because of its lighter texture, will produce clearer windows than Autotex® Velvet.

Outdoor Use:

Autotex® has limited long term resistance to UV light and therefore is not recommended for long term use outdoors. In order to overcome this issue, MacDermid Autotype has specially developed Autotex® XE, a UV resistant version of Autotex®.

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