Protective films for copper alloys
Copper is a legacy material, an important milestone in human development. Today, this high-value metal is still used thanks to one of the most interesting combinations of benefits: high conductivity, great formability, durability, corrosion resistance and good esthetics.
In addition, copper will provide even greater value-added as a material for tomorrow thanks to its infinite recyclability and natural antimicrobial properties.
Copper and its alloys are used in a wide range of fields where its benefits can shine, offering a luxury touch to metal components: architectural panels, decoration, catering, sinks, cooking pans and luggage, to cite just a few.
Copper must be protected during the transformation process
The manufacturing process from flat copper sheets or coils to the final component makes use of the same types of processes as other metals (bending, punching, stamping, and so on), processes that can damage the surface and ruin copper’s unique esthetics . That is why a protective film is necessary to allow you to focus on your process, confident that at the end of your production line its surface will be free of marks, scratches, impacts, or worse. Your customer will receive a perfectly preserved surface highlighting the work you have put into shaping your end product.
Historically, protection of copper has always been an issue: copper interacts chemically with many materials, and this is true of protective film glues, especially those that are rubber-based. Such interactions lead to uncleanable degrading of the copper surface.
Novacel's protective film for copper
Thanks to innovation by Novacel, you can now protect your high-value metals with a protective film especially designed for this purpose, Novacel 4142. You can now get the benefit of a rubber-based protective film with all the accompanying benefits: great tack, wide coverage in terms of finishes, long warranty periods for surfaces, including outdoor warranties!
Novacel copper protection is of course also suitable for all copper alloys (brass, bronze, etc.). You can now fully enjoy the protection of your valuable surfaces thanks to a peace-of-mind solution. A new world of waste reduction, cost savings, and showcasing of your copper components is now available to you with the innovative protective film for copper from Novacel!