Frequently Asked Questions:
Sheet & Film Processing
Plastic Sheet and Film can be processed in a variety of methods to take it from its original mill produced configuration, into a format that is compatible with a specific application. What follows are some of the processes we employ to put our materials into a format that can be used for your application.
If material needs to be supplied in narrower rolls than we
have available, then we put the roll on a machine called a
slitter. This “cuts” the rolls to the width needed, this is
The widest material we can slit is 61", and the narrowest
we can slit down to is 1", in 1/8" wide increments.
We will not slit less than 100' of material. Our slitter has
a ± 1/16" tolerance. There is a converting fee
for this custom manufacturing which becomes much more cost
effective with larger quantities.
We can rewind to a shorter length of material than available
on the master roll. This allows us to supply the length you
require for your application. There is a converting fee for
Sheeting and Square Cutting
To supply sheets from roll stock the material is “sheeted”.
We cut oversized non-square sheets from the master roll. Then
the sheets are square cut to the required size. There is a
±1/16" tolerance for sheets. We can only square cut sheets.
Interleaving vs. Non-interleaving:
Plastic film is sometimes interleaved with tissue paper or
kraft paper. Usually thinner gauge films require paper interleave
so they can be sheeted. Film that has a tendency to block
(or stick to itself) requires a tissue interleave to prevent
blocking. Additionally, tissue interleave will keep high clarity
films from being scratched while being sheeted and trimmed.
Sometimes a single layer of plastic film and sheet won’t meet a customer’s requirements, however multiple layers will. Grafix offers the ability to laminate multiple layers of film together to make a composite film product. In addition to laminating our own films, we can laminate our customer’s film as a toll service.
Grafix offers sheet finishing services such as corner rounding and hole drilling. Please contact us with your requirements.
Grafix Plastics stocks a wide variety of different kinds of plastic film products, in a variety of thicknesses and finishes. Our Plastic Film Products page outlines all the different types of plastic film that we offer.