ACLAR plastic film 203 x 318mm, thickness 0.198mm

Because of its chemical inertness, non-stick property, glass clarity, flexibility, and smooth surface, ACLAR® solves a variety of challenges associated with the processing of tissue culture cells, epoxy embedments, sectioning, and observations.It may be cut with scissors or blades and is safe for microtomy knives. It provides superior moisture barrier protection, is UV-transparent, and is free of plasticizers and stabilisers. It has a low dielectric constant and dissipation, is nonflammable, and does not age. The dielectric strength is quite strong. ACLAR® has the ability to be sterilised.Features:separates easily from epoxytransparent fluorinated-chlorinated thermoplastic without volatile componentschemically inert for all practical purposescells adhere to it readily and remain attached after fixation, dehydration and critical point drying or embeddingaccepts heavy metal sputter coating...

Because of its chemical inertness, non-stick property, glass clarity, flexibility, and smooth surface, ACLAR® solves a variety of challenges associated with the processing of tissue culture cells, epoxy embedments, sectioning, and observations.

It may be cut with scissors or blades and is safe for microtomy knives. It provides superior moisture barrier protection, is UV-transparent, and is free of plasticizers and stabilisers. It has a low dielectric constant and dissipation, is nonflammable, and does not age. The dielectric strength is quite strong. ACLAR® has the ability to be sterilised.

Features:

  • separates easily from epoxy
  • transparent fluorinated-chlorinated thermoplastic without volatile components
  • chemically inert for all practical purposes
  • cells adhere to it readily and remain attached after fixation, dehydration and critical point drying or embedding
  • accepts heavy metal sputter coating
  • stable in SEM; melting point 202 deg. C
  • ACLAR is as transparent as glass
  • fluorescence microscopy possible since ACLAR exhibits no detectable auto fluorescence
  • can be sectioned without damaging ultramicrotomy knives
  • considerably simplifies the preparation of cultured cells for all types of microscopy
  • sterilisable
  • gives flat sections
  • smooth surface makes LM observations possible
  • does not degrade under UV or gamma ray radiation
  • used as an O2 barrier when flat embedding methacrylate or acrylic resins

Physical Data

Density 2.12
Thickness 7.8 mil (0.198mm)
Clarity Clear
Water Absorption nil
Water Vapor Transmission Rate
@ 100°F (37.7°C) / 100% RH
0.003gm / 100in² / day
(0.047gm / m² / day)
Dimensional Stability,
10 min @ 300°F (149°C)
<2%
Dimensional Change,
10 min. @ 300°F (149°C)
< 2%
Thermal Conductivity 4.7 x 10-4 cal-cm/cm²sec °C
Crystalline Melting Point 395.6 - 399.2°F
(202 - 204°C)
Flammability Nonflammable

Chemical Resistance Data

Acetone No effect
100% Ethyl alcohol No effect
Liquid Nitrogen Remains flexible
Osmium Tetroxide No effect
Propylene Oxide No effect
Butyl Alcohol None
Carbon Tetrachloride Slightly flexible
1,2-Dichloroethane None
Ethyl Acetate Very flexible
Ethyl Ether Very flexible
Ethylene Oxide Very flexible
Formic Acid None
Gasoline None
All Acids (HCl, H2SO4..) None
Methanol None
Toluene Slightly flexible
Plastisolve None


An 11mm disk punch is available.

Code Title Pack Size Availability Price Updated: 25-10-2021
GL105 ACLAR plastic film 203 x 318mm, thickness 0.198mm Pack/10 2 weeks AU $188.00
Code Title Pack Size Availability Price
GL105 ACLAR plastic film 203 x 318mm, thickness 0.198mm Pack/10 2 weeks AU $188.00