Distinguishing TESLIN® substrate from every other synthetic paper or printable plastic available today is a one-of-a-kind microporous matrix that, as testing has shown, enables it to be more abrasion-resistant than vinyl and polypropylene.
As the illustration below depicts, Teslin substrate’s polyolefin-silica matrix creates a microporous material that absorbs and locks inks, toners and adhesives into its structure, rendering printed data practically impervious to scratches, scrapes and scuffs from handling, as well exposure to moisture and chemicals.
Non-porous synthetic print materials such as vinyl, polyester, polypropylene and polycarbonate cannot offer the same levels of protection because printed data only sits atop their surfaces, leaving content vulnerable to damage or removal.
Abrasion Resistance for Superior Protection of Printed Data and Graphics
Teslin substrate (left column) is formulated with a microporous polyolefin-silica matrix that absorbs and locks inks and toners into its structure, rendering printed data and graphics impervious to mechanical abrasion. Conversely, substrates such as vinyl, polyester, polypropylene and polycarbonate do not allow inks and toners to penetrate their surfaces, making printed data easy to remove whether the substrate is uncoated (center column) or coated (right column).
Abrasion test with substrates printed with HP Indigo 7000 printer:
Abrasion test on substrates printed with offset & oxidizing inks:
Teslin substrate is engineered for product identification labels, secure credentials, GHS-compliant shipping labels and other applications with extreme durability requirements. With a 30-year history of exceptional performance in difficult print environments, Teslin substrate is the proven choice of experienced product managers, security experts, government officials, plant managers and compliance specialists around the world.