POLYETHYLENE FILM

Duchesne’s polyethylene film is manufactured in accordance with the highest standards of quality and features a unique packaging and product identification system.



Duchesne is one of the only manufacturers to offer packaging in boxes and bags that make handling and storage easier. In addition, all our polyethylene films are reusable and recyclable.

The MULTIPURPOSE and VAPOUR BARRIER polyethylene films are available in widths of 1 to 40 feet, in surfaces of 250 to 4,000 square feet, in black, white, clear or ECO and  in seven different standard thicknesses:

*Multipurpose films are available in clear, white, black or ECO.


A variety of feasible projects

 MultipurposeVapour barrier
LIGHTMEDIUMHEAVYHEAVY ECOEXTRA HEAVYEXTRA PROULTRA+ULTRA X PRO
Covering floors, walls, furnitures and windows
Protection of floors subject to frequent passages (heavy traffic)
Barrier against dust
Gardening
Temporary shelter construction
Temporary windows
Under pavement
Protect firewood
Protect industrial equipment
Outdoor paint jobs
Agricultural applications
Protect the insulation of the building

*Also available in black
**Also available in black and in white (rink)
Note: For other lengths or calibres, please refer to your retailer. (Minimum quantity required)

Packaging

BAGS
  • Appreciated by contractors
  • Generates less waste
  • Takes less space because the bag takes the product’s shape
BOXES
  • Piles up easily
  • Easy to transport
  • Reusable packaging
DISPLAY BOXES FOR MINI ROLLS
  • "Tear tape" opening (soap box type).
  • Keeps mini rolls in place
  • Important information visible on the bags

FOLDING

J FOLDING

Folded in 2, excess on one side

W FOLDING

Folded in 4,6 or 8, excess on one side

SHEET

No folding

Note : The excess allows the installer to quickly unfold and install the polyethylene film.

Requirements of standard CGSB 51.34-M86

 

LOOK
The material has a uniform look and lacks visible defects such as holes, tears, blisters and pits, in accordance with good industrial practices.

UNROLLING
The material doesn’t stick to the point of being torn or damaged when unrolled.

INTEGRITY
Each roll is made of a single piece of polyethylene.

THERMAL STABILITY
An appropriate antioxidant of low volatility adequately stabilizes the material against any long-term thermal degradation.

SHEET LENGTH AND WIDTH
Sheet length and width are not less than prescribed values measured under the ISO 1923 standard.

RESINS
Only pure resin with a density between 0.905 and 0.930 g/mL and a maximum melt flow index of 1.5g/10 min. is used. The density and melt flow index are determined respectively according to ASTM standards D1505 and D1238.

TENSILE STRENGTH AND ELONGATION
Tested according to method A of ATSM D882, the material meets the following requirements:

  • Cross direction tensile strength: 12 MPa minimum
  • Transverse direction tensile strength: 8 MPa minimum
  • Cross direction elongation: 225% minimum
  • Transverse direction elongation: 350% minimum

VAPOUR PERMEANCE
Tested according to procedure B of ASTM E96, vapour permeance does not exceed 15ng/Pa•s•m². It is thus a type 1 vapour barrier.

THICKNESS
When measured according to ASTM D2103, the material’s nominal average thickness is neither less than 10 mil (254 μm) nor less than 7.6 mil (193 μm) at any point of the film.

IMPACT RESISTANCE
When measured according to method B of ASTM D1709, the impact resistance of the material’s face is not less than 300g.

OXIDATION INDUCTION TIME
When measured according to ASTM D3895 and to the related revisions indicated in Appendices A and B of the CGSB 51.34-M86 standard, the induction time measured on the film is not less than 30 minutes at a testing temperature of 190°C.

WEATHER RESISTANCE
The material is adequately stabilized against any degradation from ultraviolet radiation. The film retains at least 50% of its initial tensile elongation (measured according to ASTM D882) after exposure to total radiation of 750 kJ/m² at a wavelength of 340 nm in a Xenon arc weather-ometer. See ASTM G26-77 and Appendix C of the CGSB 51.34-M86 standard for further details on the weather resistance test.

Additionnal infos

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ISO certification

In 2008, the extensive efforts of the company to improve its methods and production standards were awarded. The fabrication of Ultra plus vapour barrier was frequently reviewed and audited by independent sources to insure high quality controlled methods, so it became natural for the company to extend this audit to all of the plant. In February 2008, the polyethylene plant was awarded ISO 9001 certification. This award recognizes Duchesne's management methods and quality control efficiency from order entry, production to service.