high-performance films

APTIV™ Films provide all the benefits of VICTREX™ PEEK polymer in a thin-film format.

Combining versatility with high-performance in a thin-film format

APTIV film provides durability and reliability in the most demanding application environments. It incorporates all of the outstanding properties of VICTREX™ PEEK polymer in a thin-film format. Its balance of properties make it amongst the highest performing, most versatile thermoplastic film available on the market.
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Advanced film performance

APTIV films provide a balance of properties that make it amongst the highest performing, most versatile thermoplastic films available. The design freedom and processability of APTIV films helps OEMs, designers and processors achieve enhanced product performance, reduced costs, and increased functionality.
Temperature
High heat resistance

With an RTI rating of 220°C (428°F) for mechanical use without impact and 200°C (392°F) for electrical use for 25-125 micron films.

Mechanical
High strength and toughness

Excellent tear strength, puncture resistance, and acoustic fatigue properties. Strength is maintained over glass transition temperature.

Wear
Excellent wear properties

Inherently lubricious, has a very smooth surface finish and low particulation.

Low-toxicity
Low toxicity

High purity, low outgassing, and low extractables reducing risk of exposure to toxins.

Electrical
Electrical stability

Very stable dielectric properties (Dk, Df) over a wide range of temperatures, humidities, and frequencies.

Chem
Chemical resistance

Greater durability in harsh chemical environments compared to many exotic metals.

Suitable for a variety of secondary processing methods

APTIV film can be processed using a wide range of secondary methods that provide designers and engineers the freedom to take advantage of the high-performance properties of VICTREX PEEK in a thin, flexible format. In addition to in-house capabilities, Victrex has a global network of expert conversion partners that can assist with application development. The APTIV team can help turn your processing challenges into benefits.

Using conventional coating equipment, APTIV film can be coated with a range of materials including silicone and acrylic adhesives, B-stage heat activated adhesives, hard coats and printable top coats for labels. Surface energy modified grades of APTIV are available to enhance adhesion and enable further coating options.

A variety of processes can be used to metallize APTIV film including vacuum deposition, sputtering, electroless deposition and direct thermal bonding of metal foils. Numerous metals, including aluminum, copper and stainless steel, can be bound to APTIV thermoplastic film without adhesives.

Being thermoplastic in nature, APTIV PEEK film can be thermally laminated to a variety of substrates such as metals, fabrics, and other reinforced and non-reinforced polymer films using batch presses and roll-to-roll processes. Laminate products are developed on an in-house, high-temperature vacuum laminating press system which allows bonding of the APTIV film to the substrate without the use of adhesives.

When looking to design a custom component, APTIV film can be shaped into a variety of parts using thermoforming processes. Victrex has a thermoforming facility in our technology center in Shanghai, China. This one-of-a-kind center supports APTIV film customers across the world with material selection, prototyping, testing, and analysis of your thermoformed product. We also offer customized processing training to enable production at your facility.

The ability to die-cut and stamp APTIV film gives customers the option to design unique washers, gaskets, and parts in different shapes and sizes for use in their products. The majority of processors have used mechanical methods, although laser cutting and water-jet methods have been demonstrated to be very effective with APTIV film.

Whether it be thermal, ultrasonic, or laser, APTIV film can be welded to a variety of substrates. The welding is accomplished by heating the film to the melt point and applying an appropriate level of pressure to bring the molten polymer surface into intimate contact with the substrate.

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APTIV DBX can provide benefits of improved consistency and higher yield for the micro-speakers.
CASE STUDY

Thermal acoustic blanket (TAB) insulation systems used made from APTIV film reduce weight up to 60% compared to TAB systems made from PFV film.

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With all the benefits of VICTREX™ PEEK polymer, APTIV films provide you the freedom to reimagine the design of next-generation electronic components and devices.

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