ACLAR plastic film embedding sheets

SKU: GL105   |   Availability ⓘ

ACLAR plastic film embedding sheets

SKU: GL105   |   Availability ⓘ
Pack Size
AU $185.00 Regular price

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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.

Size: 203 x 318mm, 0.198mm thick

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 plasticisers 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 202C
  • 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.

ACLAR plastic film embedding sheets
Updated: 08-12-2023
Code Pack Size Availability* Price (ex GST)
GL105 Pack/10 3 weeks AU $185.00

* Availability Explanation

X weeks – the estimated lead time, based on the average time taken previously to fill orders from this particular supplier. Lead times are from when we receive your order until when we fill your order. For delivery times, please see shipping information below.

In Stock – Plenty of stock on the shelf, ready to ship.

No ETA – our supplier has advised they cannot provide an accurate ETA. Generally there is some issue with supply, and it may be more than 6 months.

REFUNDS AND RETURNS

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SHIPPING INFORMATION

Shipping and Handling charges are $20 for Australian orders; free for orders over $200. 

In-stock items are generally sent same day. Orders are shipped shipped from Townsville, Queensland. Our couriers pick up from 2:30pm, so please place your order in plenty of time for processing and packing if you would like it sent same day. When items are not in stock, your order may be part-shipped. Items on back-order will be sent as soon as they become available.

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Order Value Shipping and Handling charges
Greater than $200 - (exceptionally heavy or Dangerous Goods excluded). Free
Less than $200 $20
Express shipping $30

Delivery times:

Check your email for tracking details provided at time of shipping for updates of your parcel. We cannot guarantee delivery times, as this is outside of our control. The following are the delivery estimates as given by our couriers. 

Regular shipping
Queensland   1-3 business days 
Sydney   2-5 business days 

Melbourne, Adelaide, Hobart or Canberra 

 3-10 business days 

WA, NT and non-metro areas

 4-10 business days 
Express shipping
Australia wide   1-2 business days

Urgent Orders:

Please request "Express" if you would like us to upgrade your shipment to express delivery. Providing your order fits in a satchel and/or is under 1kg in weight, we will ship your order either DHL, TNT or Express Post. Larger or heavy orders need a quotation for additional freight costs.

Dangerous goods:

See the table on the page for DG shipment costs by road. Please specify when ordering if you require air service (this can be prohibitively expensive). Please request a quotation. We will charge at cost.
 

Shipping to New Zealand Destinations

Orders are now shipped 'receipted delivery'.

Charges:

Order Value Shipping and Handling charges
Greater than $200 - (exceptionally heavy or Dangerous Goods excluded). Free
Less than $200 $26 Minimum Charge

Heavy items (e.g. benchroll or large quantities of microscope slides) may require an additional freight charge - please ask for a quote.

DANGEROUS GOODS shipped to New Zealand: Dangerous goods will be air-freighted and the freight charge billed at cost. Typically, this will be about AUD $600AUD to New Zealand (Up to 2kg).

Delivery times: by air with signature on delivery, depending on courier, delivery can take 3-14 working days. Customs delays are unpredictable and can extend the delivery. Due to COVID19 delivery times have been extended through the couriers and are out of our control.

Shipping to Rest of World Destinations

Contact us for a quote for shipping. 

Delivery times: by air with signature on delivery, depending on courier, delivery can be 7-21 working days. Customs delays are unpredictable and can extend the delivery time. Due to COVID19 delivery times have been extended through the couriers and are out of our control.

DANGEROUS GOODS shipped outside Australia: Not available

GUARANTEE

All products are guaranteed as advertised. Defective products should be returned to us for replacement or credit. Please contact us prior to returning goods. 

We endeavour to provide accurate descriptions, illustrations, prices and stock availability, but errors and omissions are possible. All quotations are E&OE (Errors and Omissions Excepted) 

LIABILITY

All products are intended for laboratory applications only and the user assumes all responsibility involved in use and handling. We accept no liability for loss or damage resulting from the use or abuse of our products. 

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