Materials for Every Application
VERSIV™ Films and multi-material composites provide our partners with versatile composite materials. Saint-Gobain has more than 40 years of experience in selecting and processing premium solutions to achieve optimal performance and efficiency in their processes or operational environments with very challenging conditions.
MATERIALS FOR EVERY APPLICATIONS
Range of materials
VERSIV™ non-stick release, barrier protection, friction control, and dielectric control insulation solutions are used in the food, energy, medical and electronics sectors. They are ideal for manufacturers who want to optimize performance and efficiency in challenging processes and operational environments.
Tear-resistant PTFE-coated woven fiberglass fabric is extremely flexible, crease-resistant, and easily fabricated. The antistatic version features all the excellent chemical and mechanical benefits of the range and is also black – eliminating electrical sparks and static charging. Both choices are durable and easy to use.
Beta Cloth is a fiberglass fabric with an extremely tight weave – making it an ideal protective layer in aerospace applications. This composite has a high strength-to-weight ratio and is woven internally then coated with PTFE. With low off-gassing, it’s ideally suited to applications on satellites and space stations.
With a matte surface texture on one side having an Ra surface roughness of approximately 2-3 microns, our ETFE matte films are an effective way of reducing the glare from PV frontsheets. They can also transfer a matte or low gloss surface to molded parts during the composite or electronics molding process.
ECTFE is used in non-stick surfaces and linings, thermoformed parts, diaphragms, and release film for composite molding where elongation requirements are moderate. With a non-stick surface and excellent chemical resistance, it’s available in pigmented films that increase visibility to reduce the risk of downstream foreign-object contamination.
The strength and rigidity of this VERSIV™belting fabric make it ideally suited for large belts or those operating in harsh, high-temperature or high-volume environments. Mechanically stable under pressure and thermally stable up to 500˚F (260˚C), it offers great release characteristics. Made up of high-quality PTFE coating on a woven glass fiber substrate, the fabric comes with a range of controlled texture options.