Industrial Applications of Hot Melt Film
A hot melt film is a plastic film made from one of the most commonly used plastics. Like all plastics, hot melt film is a petroleum product. It is a very strong plastic that can be found in items ranging from shopping bags to bulletproof vests. Recently, these films are normally translucent, although they can be made opaque with the use of additives.
Thin sheets of hot melt film are sold in rolls and used in many commercial and industrial activities. The material of the film does not rot, and it is resistant to many chemicals. It is not damaged by extreme weather, which makes it a good choice for many kinds of outdoor applications, and the films can be reused many times.
Hot melt film is used for many kinds of weatherproofing and can be a permanent weather barrier on exterior walls. It is used in construction and remodeling projects, especially as a vapor barrier in walls. The film is commonly used to temporarily seal off rooms and to cover building materials. What’s more, it can also be used as a painter’s drop cloth or on top of curing concrete to help it retain moisture. Some tarpaulins and tents are made from hot melt film as well.
Recently, hot melt films also have agricultural uses. They are often used as a weed barrier in landscaping projects, and they can be used as walls and roofs for a temporary greenhouse.
Thicker hot melt films are rigid or semi-rigid. They have a high tensile strength and smooth surface, and are quite resistant to abrasion and environmental stress cracks. Normally, thicker hot melt films are white, but they can be produced in a variety of colors. Thick hot melt film is also sold in rolls with different lengths and widths.
However, environmentalists have not been particularly fond of products made with hot melt film. The plastic takes centuries to decompose, so it is not considered a biodegradable material. It can be recycled, but most often, it is discarded. Work on finding ways to break it down does continue, and we believe that the developing technology will finally resolve the problem in the future.
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