Carestream Tollcoating Introduces New Hardcoat Services for the Electronics and Graphics Industries

MEDFORD, Ore., May 15Carestream Tollcoating, a premier provider of roll-to-roll precision toll coating services, announced contract-manufacturing services to hardcoat polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and other substrates used in electronics and graphics applications. Carestream Tollcoating’s innovative PET film features a proprietary hardcoat formulation usable on a variety of substrates, which delivers the reduced iridescence required for optical products.

Product attributes of Carestream Tollcoating’s hardcoated PET film include:

  • Abrasion resistance
  • Scratch resistance featuring typical 3H pencil hardness
  • Optical clarity with less than 0.3% haze typical and neutral color
  • Chemical resistance
  • Wide range of constructions and alternate substrates, including polycarbonate (PC), polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA), polyethylene naphthalate (PEN) and cyclo olefin polymer (COP)
  • Manufactured in a cleanroom environment

Potential applications for Carestream Tollcoating’s hardcoated projects include:

  • Protective film used for touch screens and flat panels
  • Abrasion resistance for membrane switch, graphics and white boards
  • Additional value-added layers and performance, including UV protection, anti-microbial and photovoltaic uses

“Carestream Tollcoating has significant experience working with performance-critical applications that require the use of a hardcoated PET film layer,” said Rick Daniels, General Manager of Carestream Tollcoating. “We applied the knowledge gained from these industries to develop a service for hardcoated PET films and other substrates that can dramatically improve the performance and economics of coatings produced for customers in the electronics and graphics markets.” 

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Background on Carestream Tollcoating
Carestream Tollcoating offers precision toll coating (contract manufacturing and development) services, specializing in the application of aqueous and solvent coatings on flexible substrates for a wide range of industrial, medical, electronic and other advanced materials applications. Carestream Tollcoating’s engineers and material scientists build on more than 100 years of coating leadership to deliver problem-solving expertise in precision coating applications, including fluid design and preparation. State-of-the-art pilot coaters also make Carestream Tollcoating an ideal partner for product development and very fast scale-up to large volume. For additional information, please visit