PPG Teslin® Substrate Technical Data


Technical Data Sheet

PPG TESLIN® substrate is a microporous, dimensionally stable, highly filled, single-layer, polyolefin-based 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 absorbs inks, adhesives, coatings and laminates into its structure to form strong, interlocking bonds with the substrate.

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Typical Properties1 SP600 SP700 SP800 SP1000 SP1000 Digital SP1200 SP1400 HD1400 SP1800 HD1800 Reference
Gauge (microns) 148 178 203 254 267 305 356 356 457 457 ASTM D-3776
Gauge (mils) 5.8 7 8 10 10.5 12 14 14 18 18 ASTM D-374
Yield (m2/kg) 10,3 8,7 7,5 6,0 5,2 4,9 4,1 3,4 2,9 2,8  
Yield (in2/lb) 7513 6263 5143 4150 3672 3511 2907 2549 2032 1931  
Grammage (g/m2) 97 115 134 167 194 206 243 290 345 363  
Basis weight (oz/sq yd) 2.8 3.3 3.9 4.9 5.8 6.1 7.4 8.7 10.2 10.7  
Density (g/cc) 0,63 0,64 0,66 0,69 0,74 0,70 0,71 0,85 0,79 0,82  
Tensile Properties                      
MD Tensile Strength (N/cm) 22,8 25,2 28,8 34,3 44,4 40,6 43,8 57,8 54,3 61,3 ASTM D-882
MD Tensile Strength (lb/in) 13.0 14.4 16.5 19.6 25.4 23.2 25.0 33.0 31.0 35.0
Elongation % 600 650 700 750 760 770 790 860 660 770
Stress at 1% strain (N/cm) 6,0 5,8 6,3 7,4 7,5 8,1 7,4 8,6 7,9 12,3
Stress at 1% strain (lb/in) 3.4 3.3 3.6 4.2 4.3 4.6 4.2 4.9 4.5 7.0
CD Tensile Strength (N/cm) 9,3 10,3 11,6 15,1 18,6 17,0 19,6 24,5 25,9 28,0
CD Tensile Strength (lb/in) 5.1 5.9 6.7 8.4 11.0 9.7 11.0 14.0 14.8 16.0
Elmendorf Tear MD (g)2 66 93 111 183 226 267 253 349 300 480 ASTM D-1922
Brittleness Temperature <-70°C <-70°C <-70°C <-70°C <-70°C <-70°C <-70°C <-70°C <-70°C <-70°C ASTM D-746
Brittleness Temperature <-94°C <-94°C <-94°C <-94°C <-94°C <-94°C <-94°C <-94°C <-94°C <-94°C
Max. shrinkage3 (%) 4,0 4,0 4,0 4,0 4,0 4,0 4,0 4,0 4,0 4,0  
Optical Properties                      
Brightness % 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 ISO 2470
Whiteness Index 80 80 80 80 80 80 80 80 80 80 ASTM E-313
Opacity (%) 90 92 94 96 95 98 98 99 99 99 ISO 2471
Transmission (%) 17 15 11 8 9 6 5 4 3 3 ASTM D-1003
Sheffield Smoothness                      
Top 46 41 44 42 54 42 40 49 63 55 ASTM T-538
Bottom 74 64 65 66 95 61 54 99 97 123
Master Roll Configuration4                      
Roll Length (m) 2134 1829 1601 1524 1280 1143 1006 1006 732 732  
Roll Length (ft) 7000 6000 5250 5000 4200 3750 3300 3300 2400 2400  
Roll Weight (kg) 298 305 311 368 363 341 354 422 365 384  
Roll Weight (lb) 657 673 685 812 800 751 781 930 805 847  
 

1Typical properties are meant to be informative of the product's general characteristics and should not be used for setting specifications.

2MD = machine direction. Teslin substrate is highly resistant to tearing in the cross-direction (CD)

3Measured at 135°C/275°F for 15 minutes in a forced air oven.

4 Standard master roll width is 57”/1447mm and 28”/711mm OD. 40”/1016mm OD rolls available upon request. Custom widths up to 61”/1549mm available upon request. Master rolls are put up on 6”/152mm ID cores. PPG can also supply custom sheet sizes for all product grades.


PPG TESLIN® substrate is available in a range of product grades to meet specific print and application requirements. For added assurance, contact PPG to learn which grade is recommended for your application and print technology.
 

Print Grades:

Teslin SP substrate: A high-quality, all-purpose substrate. SP designates the standard product line. Available grades: 600, 700, 800, 1000, 1200, 1400, 1800.
 
Teslin HD substrate: Offers greater stiffness, tear resistance and UV light stability than other product grades. Tested to survive high temperatures for extended time periods, making it suitable for in-mold applications. Available grades: 1400 and 1800.
 
Teslin TS substrate: The maximum allowable shrinkage for Thermally Stabilized (TS) grade is 2% (2.5% for TS600). All other properties are the same for TS and SP grades. Available grades: 600, 700, 800, 1000, 1200 and 1400.
 
Teslin IJWP substrate: Developed to support dye-based ink jet applications by allowing them to “hold out” and to make the print waterproof. Coated on both sides, the substrate is treated to optimize ink jet printability. All other properties are the same for SPID and SP grades. Available grades: 600, 700, 800, 1000, 1200 and 1400.
 
Teslin SPID substrate: Coated to enhance conveyance and release from fuser in laser (xerographic) printers that apply fuser oil to the fuser roll. All other properties are the same for SPID and SP grades. Available grades: 600, 700, 800, 1000, 1200, 1400.
 
Teslin Digital substrate: Developed specifically for Xeikon digital print models, and unlike other synthetics, does not require coating. Available thicknesses: 1000.
 

Application-Specific Grades:

Teslin Blue substrate: Teslin Blue substrate has a 12 to 15 percent whiter appearance. All other properties are the same for Blue and SP grades. Available grades: 600, 700, 800, 1000, 1200, 1400.
 
Teslin Food-Grade substrate: Fully compliant under U.S. Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and all applicable U.S. food-additive regulations as a food contact material, not limited by food type, amount of material used or operating conditions. It is also certified by ISEGA, passing all overall migration limits involving food contact with dry foods with no free fats at the surface at room temperature and below, as defined by European Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004 and Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 of 14 January 2011.  All other properties are the same for Food Grade and SP grades. Available grades: 600, 700, 800, 1000.
 
Teslin Biodegradable substrate: Environmentally responsible material breaks down into microbe-consumable particles in anaerobic conditions. Studies show 7.8% degradation over 74 days, with continued breakdown expected. ASTM D5511 testing conducted by independent third-party. All other properties are the same for Biodegradable and SP grades. Available grades: 600, 700, 800, 1000, 1200, 1400.
 
Teslin Security-Grade substrate: Manufactured with security features embedded in the material. Can be made for program-specific applications. All other properties are the same for Security-Grade and SP grades. Available grades: 600, 700, 800, 1000, 1200, 1400.
 
 
 
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