Material Expertise

So Many Material Choices…Let ATL Help

We work in partnership with leading raw material suppliers to assist customers in selecting the best materials that meet their application specifications and expectations. Choosing the right combination of materials is essential for both the manufacture and performance of the product.

At ATL, we print and convert paper, plastic films, foams, foils, tapes, and specialty materials with a broad range of physical properties that cover many custom product applications. Over the years, we have developed a deep understanding of how substrates, adhesives, inks, and other materials interact during printing and converting processes. Materials can be used in single-layer or multi-layer laminations with pressure sensitive adhesives applied to one or both sides.

Access this link for a reference guide to 3M materials.

3M Materials Guide

Below is a list of the most common materials:

Plastic Films

  • Polyester (PE, PET, APET, RPET, & PETG)
  • Polypropylene (PP) – OPP & BOPP
  • Polycarbonate (PC) - Lexan
  • Polyethylene (PE) - HDPE and LDPE
  • Polystyrene (PS)
  • Polyurethane (PU)
  • Polyimide (PI) - Kapton
  • Polytetrafluorethylene (PTFE)
  • Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
  • Polyetherimide
  • Polyvinylidene (Kynar)
  • Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA)
  • Synthetic Papers

Adhesives

  • Acrylic adhesives
  • Silicon adhesives
  • Stick-to-skin / medical-grade adhesives
  • Electrically conductive
  • Heat-activated adhesives & thermoplastics
  • Low-outgassing adhesives
  • Low surface energy (LSE) adhesives
  • Removable adhesives
  • Rubber-based & synthetic hot melt adhesives
  • VHB and UHA adhesives

Inks

  • Water-based, UV base, and metallic inks

Paper

  • Matte white
  • Semi-gloss
  • High-gloss
  • Clear
  • Waterproof
  • Metallic
  • Kraft
  • Foil
  • Metalized
  • BOPP (white, clear, chrome, gold)

Foams

  • Open and closed cell
  • Polyester (PE, PET,APET, RPET, & PETG)
  • Polypropylene (PP)
  • Polycarbonate (PC)
  • Polyethylene (PE)
  • Polystyrene (PS)
  • Polyurethane (PU)
  • Neoprene
  • Silicone

Tapes

  • Single-Coated Medical Tapes
  • Double-Coated Medical Tapes
  • Foam Medical Tapes
  • Medical Transfer Adhesive
  • Nonwoven Medical Tapes
  • Plastic Medical Tapes
  • Silicon Pressure Sensitive Adhesive Tapes
  • Woven Medical Tapes

Specialty Materials

  • 3M VHB Tapes
  • Conductive Tapes
  • Filtration Media
  • Foils – copper, aluminum
  • Hydrocolloids
  • Hydrogels
  • Non-wovens
  • Ostomy Tapes
  • Tyvek
  • Vinyl

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