PET film is a versatile material. It offers you dimensional stability along with tensile strength and transparency that can withstand the harshest demands. Because of its exceptional mechanical properties, it is an ideal material for a wide variety of uses and applications. From food packaging to plastic for laminating purposes, PET film offers you a performance advantage over other plastic materials.
With the emergence of the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), PET film has also become a popular specialty film material for face shields. Medical grade face shields used as PPE provide additional protection against pathogens. They can be used alone or in tandem with other PPE such as using a face shield over a surgical mask.
PET Film Sizes for PPE Face Shields
7 mil and 10 mil are typically the sizes used for hospital grade protective face shields. By comparison, the average Coke bottle is 12 mil in thickness. PET film used for face shields is approximately double the thickness of a soda bottle. Due to the nature of medical uses for PET film face shields, hospital grade face shields are optically clear.
Metric Equivalents and Thickness
Note that “mil” does not mean “mm.”
- 7 mil is roughly 0.007 of an inch or 0.21 mm. thick.
- 10 mil is roughly 0.10 of an inch or 0.25 mm. thick.
Commercial Uses for PET Film
While our focus has shifted to PET film for face shields, PET film offers additional benefits that should be carefully considered when choosing a specialty film for your application needs.
PET Film Grades and Clarity Options
Besides offering optically clear PET film for face shields, PET film can also be available in the following film grades:
Clarity options for PET film include clear, white, hazy, and natural.
Responding to the Needs of our Customers
Pet film offers you a high-performance thermoplastic for rigorous applications. Throughout our company’s history, we have been fortunate to partner with some amazing suppliers. Due to the extensive working relationships with our resin suppliers, we are focusing our PET film for hospital grade face shields.
We understand how important PPE is for our first responders and front-line medical personnel. Our commitment to our customers has not changed. We remain steadfast in providing you with the best PET film and look forward to working with you for whatever PET film challenges you may have.