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Product Description
Melinex® 516 is a high clarity polyester film which is pretreated on both sides for slip to combine good handling properties with high clarity and brilliance.

Typical Applications
Some typical uses include: layout base, post lamination, MTS, color proofing, labels, flexible circuits, archival sheeting, and printing plates.

UL 94 VTM-2 - for 300 - 700 gauge (0.076 - 0.18mm)
Library of Congress Specification - This film meets the Library of Congress Specification Number 500-500-5/31/95 for use in archival storage.

Typical Properties
Available Thickness [Gauge]
250;    265;    275;    300;    360;    370;    400;    460;    500;    600

Property Thickness Value Units Test
Total Light Transmission (TLT)  265  88.5  ASTM D1003 
Total Light Transmission (TLT)  300  88.5  ASTM D1003 
Total Light Transmission (TLT)  400  88.3  ASTM D1003 
Total Light Transmission (TLT)  500  88.0  ASTM D1003 
C.O.F. (dynamic) A-B    0.45    ASTM D1894 
Elongation at Break MD    180  ASTM D882A 
Elongation at Break TD    120  ASTM D882A 
Tensile Strength MD    28,000  psi  ASTM D882A 
Tensile Strength TD    35,000  psi  ASTM D882A 
Yield Strength MD    14,000  psi  ASTM D882A 
Yield Strength TD    14,500  psi  ASTM D882A 
Shrinkage MD (190°C)    2.5  Unrestrained @ 190°C/5 min 
Shrinkage TD (190°C)    1.0  Unrestrained @ 190°C/5 min 

Contact Info
DuPont Teijin Films U.S. Limited Partnership
3600 Discovery Drive
Chester, VA 23836 USA
Tel: (800) 635-4639
Fax: (804) 530-9867

Note: These values are typical performance data for DuPont Teijin Films' polyester film; they are not intended to be used as design data. We believe this information is the best currently available on the subject. It is offered as a possible helpful suggestion in experimentation you may care to undertake along these lines. It is subject to revision as additional knowledge and experience is gained. DuPont Teijin Films makes no guarantee of results and assumes no obligation or liability whatsoever in connection with this information. This publication is not a license to operate under, or intended to suggest infringement of, any existing patents.

CAUTION: Do not use in medical applications involving permanent implantation in the human body (DuPont Teijin Films Medical Policy). For other medical applications, see the Medical Caution Statement. DuPont Teijin Films accepts no liability for use of it's products in medical applications not reviewed and approved by DuPont Teijin Films or for product misuse. DuPont Teijin Films supplies products to an agreed specification and does not manufacture products designed specifically for medical end use.

Melinex®, Mylar® and Melinex® STTM are registered trademarks of DuPont Teijin Films U.S. Limited Partnership. Teijin® and Tetoron® are registered trademarks of Teijin Limited used under license by DuPont Teijin Films U.S. Limited Partnership. Teonex® is a registered trademark of Teijin DuPont Films Japan Limited and is used under license by DuPont Teijin Films U.S. Limited Partnership.
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