MediaShield Heatset Emerytex UV 5mil 38" x 328' Overlaminate
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MediaShield Heatset Emerytex UV 5mil 38" x 328' Overlaminate

Part #: ET38328
Brand: Drytac
  • Matte PVC overlaminates with a pebble texture finish
  • Core Size: 3"
  • Film Thickness: 5.0mil
  • Utilizes various acrylic adhesives (aqueous, solvent and Heatset®)

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Product Description

MediaShield EmeryTex UV 5mil 38" x 328' is a scuff resistant PVC overlaminating film with a pebble-textured matte finish (a similar finish to velvet matte polycarbonate). This film is coated with a solvent acrylic adhesive and is protected by a single moisture-stable paper release liner. MediaShield Emerytex UV is an excellent alternative to Lexan and is the optimum film for laminating prints that will be placed in high traffic, indoor display areas such as POP display, trade show and floor graphics. It is also suitable for laminating mousepads, counter graphics and other similar applications. Get 38" x 328' of 5mil MediaShield Heatset Emerytex UV film with every order. Product number ET38328.

Product Details


  • Matte PVC overlaminates with a pebble texture finish
  • Utilizes various acrylic adhesives (aqueous, solvent and Heatset®)


  • Anti-slip properties make it suitable for floor graphics
  • Recommended for use in medium to high traffic indoor display areas
  • Ideal for tradeshow graphics, POP displays or event signage
  • Low Slip Potential Rating according to EN 13036-4

Item Specifications

  • A hybrid between thermal and pressure sensitive films.
  • Co-extruded for a carefully balanced ratio of polyester film to adhesive.
  • Bond well to inkjet output with high ink coverage - even on photo gloss paper and digital photo laser output (Lambda / Lightjet).
  • Image can be trimmed flush, or even die-cut without fear of delamination.
  • Due to its quick setup / curing time, MediaShield laminated graphics can be handled or rolled immediately after processing.
  • Protected by a release liner because the adhesive on these films is slightly tacky when cool.

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Tips and Technical Data

Tips For Applying MediaShield UV Heatset Films:

  • MediaShield UV Heatset films are an excellent choice for laminating multiple images which have been mounted onto a single board or substrate because they minimize air entrapment around the edges of each image.
  • To keep the film from stretching as it becomes soft and pliable when heated, apply only minimal brake tension to the unwind supply shaft and the release liner take-up.
  • Mediashield and thermal overlaminating films can be combined when encapsulating a graphic. For example: MediaShield Emerytex on the front and MHL White Backing on the back of the image is an ideal combination for trade show applications.
  • Adjust the take up shaft so that the release liner is removed just prior to entering the nip rollers. By reducing the adhesive's exposure to the air, there is less chance of picking up dust particles.

Technical Data

MediaShield Emerytex is a 4 mil (100µ) plasticized, embossed, UV stabilized, clear PVC laminating film with a matte pebble textured finish, coated on one side with a heat activated solvent acrylic adhesive that is protected by a moisture stable bleached Kraft gridded release paper coated on one side with siliconized PE. The anti-slip properties of MediaShield Emerytex have been tested in accordance with DIN 51130 standards and have been awarded an R11 rating.

Typical Applications
  • Recommended for laminating prints that will be placed in high traffic, indoor display areas.
  • Ideal for POS displays, tradeshow graphics and event signage where a scuff -resistant finish is required.
  • Suitable for laminating mouse pads, counter mats and other similar applications.

Product Structure

FilmMatte Pebble Textured Monomeric Soft Calendared PVC
AdhesiveSolvent Acrylic (Heat Activated)
Release Liner1 Side PE Coated Bleached Kraft Grid Paper (Moisture Stable)

Physical Characteristics

Film Thickness4 mil (100µ)
Adhesive Layer1 mil (25µ)
Film/Adhesive Ratio4:1
UV Protection FactorFilm contains UV stabilizers, which prevent film degradation and provide UV protection to the underlying image
Outdoor DurabilityNot Applicable
Service Temperature Range-4°F to 203°F (-20°C to 95°C)
Peel Strength (20 min, FTM1)18 N/25mm
Shelf LifeUse within 1 year after opening original box
Storage Conditions59°F to 72°F (15°C to 22°C); 50 - 55% Relative Humidity

Process Settings

Equipment TypeTemperatureDwell Time
Roller Laminator 185°F to 215°F (85°C to 102°C)1 ft to 8 ft (0.3m to 2.5m) per minute
Press185°F to 210°F (85°C to 99°C) Dwell Time: 2-8 minutes

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