The raw material used for plastic films is as versatile as their use. If your company processes plastic films and needs a professional partner for cutting, then you’ve come to the right place. We’re confident you’ll be impressed by our level of expertise.
The raw material used for plastic films often belongs to the polyolefin group. These include high or low density polyethylene and polypropylene, as well as polyvinyl chloride, polystyrene and polyester materials. What’s more, biologically produced plastics made of cellulose or starch also come under the umbrella of plastic films. Particularly high-quality films consist of polyethylene terephthalate, or PET as it’s known for short. In order to achieve certain properties, it is not uncommon for several layers of different starting materials to be combined when manufacturing the films. Plastic films are extremely robust and flexible, which is what allows them to be wound around objects.
The typical film thickness is 0.1 millimetres, although certain types of film have an even thinner structure. The possibility of colouring plastic films or creating a transparent film during production extends the areas of application for this type of film further still. As a general rule, plastic film is electrically insulating, but it is also possible to come across conductive film types.
Plastic films are particularly prevalent in the packaging industry, the construction industry and for signage. They are also ideal for covering openings or materials on account of their waterproof properties. PVC films with a special adhesive can be used in digital printing and as cutting films. Sold as roll goods, they serve as a basis for labelling outdoor advertising materials.
If the film is produced with breathable properties, it can be used in medical applications as a wound dressing.
How would you like us to process your plastic film for further processing? We offer you the option to have your plastic film cut from a thickness of 0.015 millimetres, and we can also offer you the option of cutting into rolls or tapes. When cutting from roll to roll, we use the rewinding process for rolls from a width of 4 millimetres. The plastic films are unrolled, cut and rolled up in the same work step. Excellent cutting quality is afforded by a cutting unit that features upper and lower circular cutting blades.
If rectangular shapes are what you need, we can cut your plastic films from the roll into sheets and shapes. We start by cutting the film directly from the roll into a large format, which we then trim down to the desired size in a subsequent step using a guillotine.
When cutting from roll to roll, we wind the cut plastic film onto cardboard cores in the final step. We offer our customers a range of different inner diameters for the cores to ensure you will not have any problems during transport or downstream processing. Whether you would like a diameter of 50 mm up to 305 mm, the choice is entirely yours. And of course it goes without saying that each tape or shape is given its own cardboard core.
Thanks to our many years of experience and our CNC-controlled cutting machines, we can always guarantee you a high-quality result with a very low tolerance of ±0.1 millimetres depending on the material properties. Our cut edges are characterised by their exceptional smoothness, meaning no cutting burrs or additional particles are produced. What’s more, our winding process also prevents the plastic film from scratching.
If you would like any further information relating to our cutting service, a personalised quote, or the opportunity to discuss a new project, we’d love to hear from you any time by phone or by email. We will handle your request as soon as possible and get back to you with the information you need.