Permacolor PermaTrans Optically Clear Mounting Film
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Permacolor PermaTrans Optically Clear Mounting Film

Brand: Mactac
  • Industry’s best clarity.
  • UV inhibitors reduce color fade.
  • Aggressive solvent acrylic adhesive.
  • Clear liners for inspection of product before lamination.
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Product Description

These Permacolor PermaTrans Optically Clear Mounting Film are thin, optically-clear polyester film coated on both sides with an optically-clear acrylic pressure sensitive adhesive. A clear polyester release liner that protects each side permits complete visual inspection of the product prior to removal of the 2nd liner. These optically clear, two-side coated film are designed for face- and back-mounting transparencies such as Duratrans or Ilfochrome to Plexiglas and other clear and translucent substrates. Although it is designed primarily for mounting photographic transparencies and for back lighted applications, these film can be used wherever superior clarity and smoothness are required. These Permacolor PermaTrans Optically Clear Mounting Film are excellent over all photographic and digital prints including UV inkjet.

Product Details

  • Features and Benefits:
    • Industry’s best clarity.
    • UV inhibitors reduce color fade.
    • Aggressive solvent acrylic adhesive.
    • Clear liners for inspection of product before lamination.
  • Typical Uses:
    • Face mounting of graphic images for back-lit or optically clear applications, transparencies and when super smoothness is required

  • Physical Properties
    PropertyTypical ValuesTest Method
    Thickness, inches (µm)
    Carrier plus adhesive
    Total product

    0.0039 (101.6)
    0.0068 (172.2)
    Quick Tack lb. /in² (N/25mm)
    Tested off Glass after 20min.
      Field Factory

    3.7 (16)   3.7 (16)
    MACtac CTM-25
    Peel Adhesion lb./in. (N/25 mm)
    Glass - 20 min.
    - 24 hrs

    4.7 (20.5) 4.7 (20.5)
    5.4 (23.6) 5.4 (23.6)
    (ASTM D903)
    Shear, Hours to Fail
    2.2 lbs. on a 1" x 1" sample

    1000   1000FTM 8
    (PSTC – 7)
    Temperature Range
    Application for best results:
    End Use:

    40° to 104°F (5° - 40°C)
    -22° to 212°F (-30° to 100°C)
    Adhesive pH Neutral TAPPI-529
  • Shelf Life
    Two years when stored at 75°F (24°C) and 50% relative humidity or less. Note: Mactac recommends that rolls be stored on end or suspended from the core.
  • Durability
    PUV2100 will give satisfactory performance up to 3 years outdoor. Indoor durability can be up to 20 years under standard conditions and with high quality printing inks. The durability relates only to the mounting film. The durability of the image is based solely on the quality and durability of the ink.
  • Chemical Resistance
    PUV2100 is resistant to water, detergents, alcohol and some aliphatic solvents. Not recommended for uses with ketones, esters, aromatic and chlorinated hydrocarbons.
  • Limitations
    1) The user is responsible for determining the product’s suitability, including adhesion and if needed, removal characteristics when used in applications other than listed specifically in this Performance Guide.
    2) If there are any questions about applications, please contact your Mactac sales representative to discuss your requirements for recommendations.
    3) If this is a printed Performance Guide it is an uncontrolled document. Please check the Mactac website for the latest, most up-to-date version.
  • Recommendations
    1. This product is an optically clear, two sided face (2nd surface) mounting film is a delicate roll it must be handled with care. Because it is an optically clear adhesive, poor handling such as: bumps, bangs, smacks, rolling across tables, etc. can cause bad artifacts like wrinkles, adhesive distortions, release liner tunneling and telescoping rolls to happen.
    2. Where exposure to chemicals, solvents or high pressure wash is anticipated, Mactac recommends sealing the edges with varnish, silicone or other sealant to prevent penetration by these liquids.
    3. Prints should not be applied onto dusty, dirty, oily or oxidized surfaces.
    4. The mounting board must be properly prepared prior to mounting the image. This may include wiping with alcohol, light sanding or surface sealing depending on the board. Contact your board supplier for their recommendation.
    5. Mactac's pressure sensitive mounting films are intended for "Cold Roll Lamination" (50°F - 120°F). The addition of heat while simultaneous mounting with Thermal Overlaminates may result in curl or have other detrimental effects on the finished product.
    6. Whenever possible, always test first to ensure end-use capability. When using PUV2100 on polycarbonate, polystyrene, polymethyl-methacrylate substrates, we recommend conducting compatibility tests in normal use conditions. These types of panels tend to outgas when exposed to elevated temperatures, creating bubbles and/or tunnels between the panels and the mounting film. Conditioning these panels overnight in a controlled room above 60°C before mounting helps minimize this effect.
  • Product reinforced with 2-mil polyester during adhesion testing.
  • Values given are typical for unprocessed product and are not for use as specifications. Processing may change the values.

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Item Specifications

  • Adhesive Category: Optically Clear
  • Adhesive Type: Permanent/Permanent Acrylic
  • Color: Optically Clear
  • Films: Polyester (PET)
  • Finish: Hard Coated High Gloss
  • Length: Varies
  • Width: Varies
  • Liner Category: 1.5 mil Polyester (PET)
  • Outdoor Durability: 2 Years
  • Precise Program: N
  • Thickness: 6.9 mil

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