Transcontinental Advanced Coatings has added reflex™ CE Gloss high-performance films to its reflex line of hard-coated films. The new reflex CE Gloss is a clear gloss, hard-coated film formulated on optical grade, highly stabilized polyester. It is coated in a certified ISO Class 7 (Class 10,000) cleanroom. The product boasts a scratch-resistant, proprietary hard-coat formulation on one side of the film and a print-receptive coating on the other, enabling printing with both solvent and UV screen print inks.

The performance characteristics of reflex CE Gloss include excellent optical clarity and haptic functionality, exceptional hardness, chemical resistance, and flexibility that enables embossing. The price-performance point of reflex CE Gloss makes it the ideal product for next-generation electronic displays, membrane touch switches (MTS), human machine interfaces (HMI), printed electronics, functional controls, sensors, capacitive touch interfaces, and durable labels. Tested to over three million actuations, reflex CE Gloss has industry-leading flex life.

“In our experience, the current reflex LT Digital hard-coated polyester film from TC Transcontinental gave the best print quality, ink adhesion and performance results of all materials we tested for digital UV inkjet printing. Tests also confirmed that the film supports a switch life of more than three million actuations,” said Marc Offord, General Manager of Evans Graphics in Maidenhead, UK.

The addition of reflex CE Gloss adds the optically clear hard-coated film to the existing reflex product portfolio. Reflex CE Gloss leverages Transcontinental Advanced Coatings’ more than 50 years of experience manufacturing optically clear films in a cleanroom environment. “The development and production of reflex CE Gloss adheres to the strictest clean room and quality standards allowing customers to develop advanced electronic interfaces and touch devices,” said George Rose, Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing for Transcontinental Advanced Coatings. The team spent two years developing reflex CE Gloss, working to generate the best optical chemistry and process. Added Rose, “We spent the time to create a product that offers industry-leading value in terms of price and performance, leveraging TC Transcontinental advanced manufacturing capabilities and knowledge.” The product is available immediately, globally, in two thicknesses, 125um and 175um, and in both master rolls and converted sheets.

The reflex product portfolio includes the reflex CE Gloss hardcoat, and the reflex LT Digital, a textured hardcoated film that offers anti-microbial functionality as a standard characteristic through the incorporation of SteriTouch® silver-based technology into the hardcoated formulation. Transcontinental Advanced Coatings is committed to new product development of hardcoated polyester films providing optimal solutions to meet evolving needs.

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