ArgoFlex®

Industrial strength lamination films for wet and extreme conditions.

About this product

ArgoFlex® is a line of versatile and durable film and sheet designed for high-performance textile and industrial lamination. Providing performance and function, they are used for bonding fabric, waterproofing, and air or liquid containment applications. Recognized for its consistency, ArgoFlex® thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) films and sheet are the material of choice for textile designers and laminators of the leading medical, performance apparel, footwear and outdoor application manufacturers around the world.

 

ArgoFlex® films are super thin and hydrophilic making them ideal for lamination to fabrics. With a high moisture vapor transmission rate the material provides outstanding breathability and user comfort. It is compatible with all commercial lamination techniques enabling designers to create cost-effective waterproof-breathable textile composites in single film-to-fabric or multi-layer combinations. These durable but flexible films can also be enhanced with antibacterial, antifungal and antistatic packages. ArgoFlex® TPU films and sheet have excellent UV, abrasion, chemical and temperature resistance and are used in marine, hazmat and a wide range of protective applications. 

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Reduced Cost & Flexible Design Options

Films processability and compatibility with all lamination techniques make it fast and efficient to install. Durable, flexible films can be enhanced with antibacterial, antifungal and antistatic packages.

Typical Physical Properties

  • Film Type Description

    • Thermoplastic polyurethane
    • Aromatic polyether
    • Uses: textile lamination, medical devices
    • Extrusion method: blown film
    • Gauge: 1.0-10 mils (25-250 microns)
    • Width: up to 86 inches (2.18 meters)
    • Length: up to 1000 non-spliced yards
    • Smooth surface
    • Soft ether
    • Mid-range softening temperature
    • USP Class VI certified polymer
    • FDA CFR 175.105
    Physical Property Test Method Units Test Value
    Hardness D-2240 Shore
    84 A
    Tensile stress @ 100% elongation D-412 psi
    MPa
    900
    6.2
    Tensile stress @ 300% elongation D-412 psi
    MPa
    1450
    9.6
    Tensile strength D-412 psi
    MPa
    5500
    37.9
    Elongation @ break

    D-412

    %
    540
    Tensile set @ break D-412 %
    40
    Tear strength D-6241 pli
    kN/m
    460
    80.6
    Abrasion resistance D-10442 mg loss
    20
  • Film Type Description

    • Thermoplastic polyurethane
    • Aromatic polyether
    • Uses: textile lamination, die cut & seal
    • Extrusion method: flat die
    • Gauge: 10-20 mils (250-500 microns)
    • Width: up to 60 inches (1.52 meters)
    • Length: up to 1000 non-spliced yards
    • Smooth & matte surfaces
    • Soft ether
    • Mid-range softening temperature
    • USP-certified polymer
    • FDA CFR 175.105
    • NSF potable water
    Physical Property Test Method Units Test Value
    Hardness D-2240 Shore
    87 A
    Tensile stress @ 100% elongation D-412 psi
    MPa
    1000
    6.9
    Tensile stress @ 300% elongation D-412 psi
    MPa
    1700
    11.7
    Tensile strength D-412 psi
    MPa
    6200
    42.7
    Tensile set @ 200% E D-412 %
    21
    Elongation @ break D-412 %
    580
    Tear strength D-6241 pli
    kN/m
    435
    76.2
    Abrasion resistance D-10444 mg loss
    5.0
  • Film Type Description

    • Thermoplastic polyurethane
    • Aromatic polyether
    • Uses: textile lamination, bladders
    • Extrusion method: blown film
    • Gauge: 1.0-10 mils (25-250 microns)
    • Width: up to 68 inches (2.18 meters)
    • Length: up to 1000 non-spliced yards
    • Smooth surface
    • Soft ether
    • Mid-range softening temperature
    • USP-certified polymer
    • FDA CFR 177.1680
    • FDA CFR 177.2600
    Physical Property Test Method Units Test Value
    Hardness D-2240 Shore
    85 A
    Tensile stress @ 100% elongation D-412 psi
    MPa
    690
    4.76
    Tensile stress @ 300% elongation D-412 psi
    MPa
    1000
    6.9
    Tensile strength D-412 psi
    MPa
    4000
    27.59
    Elongation @ break D-412 %
    700
    Tensile set @ 200% E D-412 %
    15
    Tear strength D-6241 pli
    kN/m
    370
    64.78
  • Film Type Description

    • Thermoplastic polyurethane
    • Aromatic polyether
    • Uses: textile lamination, high MVT
    • Extrusion method: blown film
    • Gauge: 1.0-10 mils (25-250 microns)
    • Width: up to 68 inches (2.18 meters)
    • Length: up to 1000 non-spliced yards
    • Smooth surface
    • Harder ether
    • Mid-range softening temperature
    Physical Property Test Method Units Test Value
    Hardness

    D-2240

    Shore
    90 A
    Tensile strength

    D-412

    psi
    MPa
    7000
    48.26
    Tear strength

    D-6241

    pli
    kN/m
    480
    84
    Elongation @ break

    D-412

    %
    500
    Tensile stress @ 100% elongation

    D-412

    psi
    MPa
    900
    6.21
    Tensile stress @ 300% elongation

    D-412

    psi
    MPa
    2300
    15.86
    MVT, 1.0 mil at RT, 50% RH

    E-96131

    g/m2/da
    725
  • Film Type Description

    • Thermoplastic polyurethane
    • Aromatic polyether
    • Uses: textile lamination, flame resistance
    • Extrusion method: blown film
    • Gauge: 1.0-10 mils (25-250 microns)
    • Width: up to 86 inches (2.18 meters)
    • Length: up to 1000 non-spliced yards
    • Smooth surface
    • Soft ether
    • Mid-range softening temperature
    • UL-94 V2
    • FAR 25.853 (A)
    Physical Property Test Method Units Test Value
    Hardness

    D-2240

    Shore
    86 A
    Tensile strength

    D-412

    psi
    MPa
    4800
    33
    Tear strength

    D-6241

    pli
    kN/m
    600
    105
    Abrasion resistance

    D-10443

    mg loss
    30
    Elongation @ break

    D-412

    %
    640
    Tensile stress @ 100% elongation

    D-412

    psi
    MPa
    1100
    7.6
    Tensile stress @ 300% elongation

    D-412

    psi
    MPa
    1750
    12
    Tensile set @ break

    D-412

    %
    70
  • Film Type Description

    • Thermoplastic polyurethane
    • Aromatic polyether
    • Uses: textile lamination
    • Extrusion method: blown film
    • Gauge: 1.0-10 mils (25-250 microns)
    • Width: up to 86 inches (2.18 meters)
    • Length: up to 1000 non-spliced yards
    • Smooth surface
    • Hard ether
    • High softening temperature
    Physical Property Test Method Units Test Value
    Hardness

    D-2240

    Shore
    92 A
    Tensile strength

    D-412

    psi
    MPa
    5150
    35.5
    Tear strength

    D-6241

    pli
    kN/m
    540
    94.6
    Abrasion resistance

    D-10442

    mg loss
    50
    Elongation @ break

    D-412

    %
    521
    Tensile stress @ 100% elongation

    D-412

    psi
    MPa
    1430
    9.9
    Tensile stress @ 300% elongation

    D-412

    psi
    MPa
    2700
    18.6
  • Film Type Description

    • Thermoplastic polyurethane
    • Aromatic polyether
    • Uses: textile lamination
    • Extrusion method: blown film
    • Gauge: 1.0-10 mils (25-250 microns)
    • Width: up to 76 inches (1.93 meters)
    • Length: up to 1000 non-spliced yards
    • Smooth surface
    • Hardest ether
    • Highest softening temperature
    • No inorganic wax
    Physical Property Test Method Units Test Value
    Hardness

    D-2240

    Shore
    95 A
    Tensile strength

    D-412

    psi
    MPa
    5200
    36
    Tear strength

    D-6241

    pli
    kN/m
    800
    140
    Abrasion resistance

    D-10443

    mg loss
    55
    Elongation @ break

    D-412

    %
    490
    Typical melt temperature

    N/A

    °C
    °F
    198-388
    390-406
    Tensile stress @ 100% elongation

    D-412

    psi
    MPa
    1750
    12
    Tensile stress @ 300% elongation

    D-412

    psi
    MPa
    3000
    21
    Tensile set @ break

    D-412 

    %
    65
  • Film Type Description

    • Thermoplastic polyurethane
    • Aromatic polyester
    • Uses: textile lamination
    • Extrusion method: blown film
    • Gauge: 1.0-10 mils (25-250 microns)
    • Width: up to 86 inches (2.18 meters)
    • Length: up to 1000 non-spliced yards
    • Smooth surface
    • Softest ester
    • Low softening temperature
    Physical Property Test Method Units Test Value
    Hardness D-2240 Shore
    78A
    Tensile stress @ 100% elongation D-412 psi
    MPa
    600
    4.1
    Tensile stress @ 300% elongation D-412 psi
    MPa
    1100
    7.5
    Tensile strength D-412 psi
    MPa
    5300
    36.5
    Elongation @ break D-412 %
    700
    Tensile set @ 200% E D-412 %
    60
    Tear strength D-6241 pli
    kN/m
    450
    78
  • Film Type Description

    • Thermoplastic polyurethane
    • Aromatic polyester
    • Uses: elastics
    • Extrusion method: cast film
    • Gauge: 1.0-5 mils (25-125 microns)
    • Width: up to 60 inches (1.52 meters)
    • Length: up to 1000 non-spliced yards
    • Smooth & matte surfaces
    • Soft ester
    • Mid-range softening temperature
    • Low softening temperature
    Physical Property Test Method Units Test Value
    Hardness D-2240 Shore
    78 A
    Tensile strength D-412 psi
    MPa
    8000
    55.16
    Tear strength D-6241 pli
    kN/m
    430
    75.25
    Elongation @ break D-412 %
    500
    Tensile stress @ 100% elongation D-412 psi
    MPa
    500
    3.45
    Tensile stress @ 300% elongation D-412 psi
    MPa
    1500
    10.34
    Tensile set at 200% E D-412 %
    5
  • Film Type Description

    • Thermoplastic polyurethane
    • Aromatic polyester
    • Uses: textile lamination, die cut & seal, medical devices
    • Extrusion method: blown film
    • Gauge: 1.0-10 mils (25-250 microns)
    • Width: up to 76 inches (1.93 meters)
    • Length: up to 1000 non-spliced yards
    • Smooth finish
    • Hard ester
    • High softening temperature
    • USP Class VI
    • FDA CFR 175.105
    • FDA CFR 177.1680
    • FDA CFR 177.2600
    Physical Property Test Method Units Test Value
    Hardness D-2240 Shore
    90 A
    Tensile strength D - 412 psi
    MPa
    8000
    55.2
    Tear strength D-6241 pli
    kN/m
    600
    105.1
    Abrasion resistance D-10445 mg loss
    2.6
    Elongation @ break D-412 %
    450
    Tensile stress @ 100% elongation D-412 psi
    MPa
    1600
    11
    Tensile stress @ 300% elongation D-412 psi
    MPa
    3500
    24.1
  • Film Type Description

    • Thermoplastic polyurethane
    • Aromatic polyester
    • Uses: lamination
    • Extrusion method: blown film
    • Gauge: 3 - 6 mils (75 - 150 microns)
    • Width: up to 86 inches (2.18 meters)
    • Length: up to 1000 non-spliced yards
    • Excellent melt flow during lamination
    Physical Property Test Method Units Test Value
    Hardness D-2240 Shore
    85 A
    Specific gravity D-792
    1.20
    Tear strength D-6241 pli
    kN/m
    500
    87.50
    Elongation @ break D-638 %
    475
    Melt point range °F
    °C
    293 to 320
    145 to 160
    Tensile strength @ 100% elongation D-638 psi
    MPa
    1000
    6.90
    Tensile strength @ 300% elongation D-638 psi
    MPa
    2500
    17.24
    Tensile strength @ break D-638 psi
    MPa
    8000
    55.16
  • Film Type Description

    • Thermoplastic polyurethane
    • Aromatic polyether
    • Uses: textile lamination
    • Extrusion method: blown film
    • Gauge: 5-15 mils (125-375 microns)
    • Width: up to 80 inches (2.03 meters)
    • Length: up to 1000 non-spliced yards
    • Good melt, flow properties
    • Moderate slip
    Physical Property Test Method Units Test Value
    Hardness

    D-2240

    Shore
    80A
    Specific gravity

    D-792

    1.11
    Tear strength

    D-6241

    pli
    kN/m
    425
    74.38
    Elongation @ break

    D-638

    %
    500
    Max service temperature °F
    °C
    -65 - 175
    -54 - 79
    Melt point range °F
    °C
    302 - 356
    150 - 180
    Tensile strength @ 100% elongation

    D-638

    psi
    MPa
    800
    5.52
    Tensile strength @ 300% elongation

    D-638

    psi
    MPa
    1650
    11.38
    Tensile strength @ break

    D-638

    psi
    MPa
    7500
    51.71
  • Film Type Description

    • Thermoplastic polyurethane
    • Aromatic polyether
    • Uses: hot melt adhesive, textile lamination
    • Extrusion method: blown film
    • Gauge: 1.5-6 mils (37.5-150 microns)
    • Width: up to 80 inches (2.03 meters)
    • Length: up to 1000 non-spliced yards
    • Low melt, high tack for excellent melt adhesion
    • Enhanced UV stability
    • Low slip for maximum adhesion to many substrates
    • Good elasticity for use where soft, rubber-like, low-additive TPU is desired
    Physical Property Test Method Units Test Value
    Hardness

    D-2240

    Shore
    80A
    Specific gravity

    D-792

    1.13
    Tear strength

    D-6241

    pli
    kN/m
    400
    70.00
    Elongation @ break

    D-638

    %
    450
    Max service temp °F
    °C
    -65 - 175
    -54 - 79
    Melt point range °F
    °C
    302 - 329
    150 - 165
    Tensile strength@ 100% elongation

    D-638

    psi
    MPa
    1200
    8.27
    Tensile strength @ 300% elongation

    D-638

    psi
    MPa
    2000
    13.79
    Tensile strength @ break

    D-638

    psi
    MPa
    4500
    31.03
    Tensile set @ break

    D-638

    %
    20
    Melt point index (190°C/8700g) (374°F/307oz) °F
    °C
    49 g/10 min
    1.7 oz/10 min

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