Teslin® Substrate Technical Data


Teslin® substrate, from PPG Industries, is a microporous, dimensionally stable, highly filled, single-layer, polyolefin synthetic material. A non-abrasive inorganic filler comprises 60 percent of the weight, and it is 65 percent air by volume. The porous, uncoated nature of Teslin substrate allows inks, adhesives, coatings, and laminating films to penetrate into its structure, forming strong interlocking bonds with the substrate.

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  SP 600 SP 7002 SP 8002 SP 10002 SPID 1000 SP 1000 Blue IJ 1000 WP Digital 1000 SP 12002 SP 14002 SPID 1400 HD 1400 SP 1800 Reference
Gauge (mils) 5.8 7.0 8.0 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.5 12.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 18.0 ASTM D-374
Tolerance (+/- mils) 0.5 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.8 0.9 0.9 0.9 1.2  
Gauge (microns) 148 178 203 254 254 254 254 267 305 356 356 356 457  
Tolerance (+/- microns) 13.0 17.8 17.8 17.8 17.8 17.8 17.8 17.8 20.3 22.9 22.9 22.9 30.5  
 
Yield (in.2/lb.) 7,513 6,263 5,143 4,150 4,150 4,150 4,150 3,672 3,511 2,907 2,907 2,549 1,909 ASTM D-3776
(oz/sq yd) 2.75 3.31 3.89 4.93 4.93 4.93 4.93 5.76 6.12 7.38 7.38 8.73 10.86  
Grammage (g/m2) 97 115 134 167 167 167 167 194 206 243 243 290 368  
 
Density (g/cc) 0.63 0.63 0.65 0.68 0.68 0.68 0.68 0.73 0.68 0.71 0.71 0.84    
 
Master Roll Configuration
Mill Roll Length (ft) 7,000 6,000 5,250 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 3,750 3,300 3,300 3,300 2,400  
Mill Roll Length (m) 2,134 1,829 1,601 1,524 1,524 1,524 1,524 1,524 1,143 1,006 1,006 1,006 732  
Roll Weight (lbs) 657 673 685 812 812 812 812 812 751 781 781 930 860  
Roll Weight (kg) 298 305 311 368 368 368 368 368 341 354 354 422 390  
 
Tensile Properties
MD Tensile Strength
lb./in. 13.0 14.4 16.5 19.6 19.6 19.6 19.6 25.4 23.2 25.0 25.0 39.0 31.0  
N/cm 22.8 25.2 28.8 34.3 34.3 34.3 34.3 44.4 40.6 39.6 39.6 68.2 44.0 ASTM D-882
Elongation % 600 650 700 750 750 750 750 760 770 790 790 860 660  
1% Modulus 3.4 3.3 3.6 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.7 4.3 3.7 4.2 4.2 4.9 4.5  
CD Tensile Strength
lb./in. 5.1 5.9 6.7 8.4 8.4 8.4 8.4 11.0 9.7 11.0 11.0 14.0 14.8  
N/cm 9.3 10.3 11.6 15.1 15.1 15.1 15.1 18.6 17.0 19.6 19.6 24.5 21.0  
 
Elmendorf Tear (g)
MD 66 93 111 141 141 141 141 167 179 188 188 261 288 ASTM D-1922
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Brittleness Temperature <-70°C <-70°C <-70°C <-70°C <-70°C <-70°C <-70°C <-70°C <-70°C <-70°C <-70°C <-70°C <-70°C ASTM D-746
 
Maximum Shrinkage 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0  
 
Optical Properties
Brightness % 89 89 90 91 91 91 91 91 92 92 92 92 92 ISO-2470
Whiteness Index 80 80 80 80 80 80 80 88 83 85 85 82 80 ASTM E-313
Opacity (%) 90 92 94 96 96 96 96 95 98 98 98 99 99 ISO-2471
Transmission (%) 17 15 11 8 8 8 8 9 6 5 5 4 3 ASTM D-1003
 
Sheffield Smoothness
Top 46 41 44 42 42 42 42 54 42 40 40 49 63 ASTM T-538
Bottom 74 64 65 66 66 66 66 95 61 54 54 99 97  
 
1Specifications are based on English units of measurement. Metric values are provided for convenience and are not to be considered precise values.
 
Standard master roll width is 57”/1447mm and 28”/711mm OD. 40”/1016mm OD rolls available upon request.
 
2The maximum allowable shrinkage for Thermally Stabilized (TS) grade is 2% (measured at 135 °C for 15 minutes in a forced air oven). All other properties/specifications are the same for TS and SP grades.
 
Custom widths up to 60”/1549mm available upon request. Digital 1000 is available in 12.5”/320mm and 20”/500mm width x 1400’/427m length rolls.
Master rolls are put up on 6”/152mm ID cores.
 
 
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