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Archival & Conservation Films

Featured on March 9th, 2010 Comments Off

Archival & Conservation Films from PSG Group Ltd. understand that the word “Archival” seems to signify the highest quality available to prevent degradation of your valuable documents and other paper-based collectibles. Unfortunately, there is no national standard to regulate what true “Archival Quality” is. This means that any sleeve can be called Archival even though it may contain plasticizers and other melting agents that can and will migrate into your precious collectibles turning the pages yellow over time. However, the U.S. National Archives and the U.S. Library of Congress have both issued specifications for which Archival & Conservation Films from PSG Group Ltd. follow.

According to the US Library of Congress, the most preferred material for preserving valuable documents is uncoated archival quality polyester film, such as Polymex® PC range of films

Polymex® archival range of films are exceptionally strong and crystal clear films that are resistant to moisture, pollutants, oils, and acids. They contain no volatile chemicals, which could migrate to the surface and cause damage. With a life expectancy of hundreds of years, Polymex® archival range of films will outlast most other plastics.

In addition, along with the brilliance and clarity of Polymex® archival range of films, they almost enhance the appearance of any paper collectible, it is an effective barrier against acidity which is the primary cause of paper deterioration.

The use of the Polymex® archival range of films is preferred by many curators because it allows visual access without requiring physical handling of the photograph or artefact. Polymex® Polyester is an exceptional material but only in products which avoid certain issues. Inserting and removing film continues to require a design, which permits free passage, to avoid scratching and abrasion. Polymex® Polyester enclosed films must be stored in an area with reasonable climate control to avoid the possibility of ferrotyping.

Ferrotyping is the result of condensation and can occur when fluctuating relative humidity exceeds 65%. Stable high humidity generally will not cause condensation, so in using Polymex® polyester for this purpose you can monitor changes at the higher levels.

Polymex® is a registered trademark of PSG Group Ltd. Their brands of archival quality polyester films have been used for almost 30 years, and are supplied globally to a wide range of customers.

Please contact us for advice, a quote or to discuss how PSG Group Ltd could help your business.

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Design & Reprographic

Featured on March 9th, 2010 Comments Off

Design and Reprographic films from PSG Group Ltd. has a broad portfolio of Polymex® PET films for design and reprographic applications.  We offer one of the most complete portfolio of film products to support the worldwide plotter, laser and inkjet print film market as well as drafting films for the engineering and technical drawing market.

Polymex® polyester film is currently used in a wide variety of design and reprographic applications in order to deliver a wide range of superior products. Polymex® polyester film is the leading choice of polyester film by customers world wide.
Polymex® polyester films deliver the following superior product attributes:

  • Excellent Ink Adhesion
  • Superb Processability
  • Good Dimensional Stability
  • Great Handling Characteristics
  • Chemical Resistance
  • Good Heat Stability

Polymex® polyester films are used in design and reprographic applications from drafting films to wide format inkjet and litho processes as well as the following:

  • Coated and Uncoated Films
  • Light diffusing and blocking films
  • White Films
  • Self Adhesive and Peelable Films

Please contact us  for advice, a quote or to discuss how PSG Group Ltd could help your business.

Polymex® is a registered trademark of PSG Group Ltd. Their brands of archival quality polyester films have been used for almost 30 years, and are supplied globally to a wide range of customers.

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Polyester Converters

Featured on March 9th, 2010 Comments Off

POLYESTER FILM

A remarkable thermoplastic film unmatched by any other.  Its inherent properties of toughness, tensile strength, thermal and chemical stability, dielectric strength and low water absorption provided a unique combination of qualities for a multitude of markets.

POLYESTER CONVERTERS LTD

Polyester Converters Ltd are stockists, distributors and converters of this remarkable film. We can also offer a trade conversion service on customer supplied products e.g. paper, board and other films. Our knowledge and experience gained from many years association with the major manufacturers has given us a unique position in the industry. It also allows us to offer the widest range of products with which to meet your requirements.
We hold an unrivalled range of films supplied by Saehan, Toray, Du Pont, Hoechst, 3M and AGFA. Their Excell, Terphane, Lumirror, Melinex, Mylar and Hostaphan grades are the leading products in the market. Should your requirements fall outside the product range of these manufacturers our regular contact with the rest of the World’s leading manufacturers will enable us to find a suitable source of supply.
A full technical back up service is available from our experienced staff.

WE OFFER

Films in thicknesses from 3.5 to 500 microns.
A variety of film types including clear, super clear, hazy, milky white, matt, opaque white, black, metallised and coloured.
A variety of film surfaces including, uncoated, slip treated, anti-static, corona treated, chemically pre-treated for adhesion (to solvent as well as water based inks, adhesives and resins), diazo coated, co-extruded (heat seal), dyed and PVDC coated.
Quantities from 5kg to 500 tonnes.
A conversion service that can produce rolls from 10mm to 1600mm in width and sheets from 15mm square to 1270mm x 1524mm.

OUR PROMISE

The Continual pursuit of excellence via:
* COMPETITIVE PRICES
* HOW? Better buying power with the manufacturers
* COMMITMENT TO QUALITY
* HOW? ISO 9002 registered
* FAST DELIVERY
* HOW? Ex-stock service for many grades, Consignment stock at your premises, Call-off stock held for you in our warehouse
* TECHNICAL BACK UP
* HOW? Staff trained in a variety of manufacturers products can help you source the best film for your business

APPLICATIONS

INDUSTRIAL

Carrier / Release films, Conveyor belts, Dart flights, Drumskins, Electrical insulation, Hoses, Laminating, Sail windows, Templates / stencils, Visors, Membrane touch switches, Adhesive tapes, Labels, Extrusion coating, Diazo coating, Holograms, Stamping foil, Thermal transfer ribbons, Capacitors, Magnetic tape, Metallic Yarn.

PACKAGING

Carton windows, Laminating, Lidding for ready meals, Overwrap for bakery and aromatic products, Metallising.

PRINTING AND STATIONERY

Archival storage, badges and labels, Copier film, Drafting film, Cylinder packing, Document covers, Masking film, Overhead transparencies, Planning foils, Security passes.

Link to Polyester Converters Site

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Trade Conversion

Featured on March 7th, 2010 Comments Off

Class 8 Cleanroom Conversion Services:

Whether you require slitting on our two state of the art slitters capable of speeds in excess of 600mtrs per minute or rotary Die Cutting on our latest RDC, Trade Conversion Services from PSG Group Ltd. offer a first class service in our class 8 cleanroom.

We produce the goods, pack and transfer to our integral air lock, upon which we transfer goods into a sealable box on top of a customer specified pallet (whether ISPM 15, or whatever you require). and once the pallet is sealed, we move into our BRC accredited factory and ultimately despatch department for domestic or international shipping.

Slitting Services:
Trade Conversion Services from PSG Group Ltd. have a variety of slitting machines capable of slitting from 12 mm – 1600 mm (with capabilities of slitting up to 1800mm). We are specialist converters of materials such as PET, OPP, PLA, Cellulose Acetate, Paper, Tissue, Board, Nomex, Elephantide, Kapton, and many other materials. A fully comprehensive and precise slitting service is provided to convert customers own materials or the conversion of our own materials to specification. We are capable of producing coils from 12mm up to 1600mm in width on our 8 slitting machines of which two are housed in our state of the art class 8 cleanroom. Rolls can be supplied on 76mm or 152mm cardboard or plastic cores.  All finished rolls are packed and labelled as specified by the customer.

Sheeting Services:

Trade Conversion Services from PSG Group Ltd. have a complete range of sheeting facilities. Trade Conversion Services from PSG Group Ltd. can sheet all types and thicknesses of materials. From postage stamp dimensions to very large sheets.  Trade Conversion Services from PSG Group Ltd. can achieve tolerances of +/- 0.25mm.  Achievable sizes at this tolerance are limited to sheets up to 1300mm x 1400mm.  Larger sheets may be obtained, depending on type of material, up to 1524mm x 2000mm, where a tolerance is not so critical.  All materials, if required, can be interleaved with tissue and packed to specification.

Guillotining Services:

Trade Conversion Services from PSG Group Ltd. offer a first class guillotining service in the production of polyester film, paper and other materials into sheet form. We can achieve tolerances of +/- 0.25mm. Achievable sizes at this tolerance are limited to sheets up to 1500mm x 1650mm. Larger sheets may be obtained, depending on type of material, and where a tolerance is not so critical.

Core Cutting Services:

Trade Conversion Services from PSG Group Ltd. operate an automatic high speed core cutter than can cut extremely high spec cardboard and plastic cores at extremely efficient speeds, to a top quality finish & within extremely tight tolerances. This is due to the 20-40T daily PET throughput of our slitters at present, especially the 152mm core requirements of our latest slitter.

If you are interested in Trade Conversion Services from PSG Group Ltd. cutting all your core requirements, and even holding pallet loads of cut cores for you to call off, thus saving you time, money, manpower and thus increasing your efficiencies, Then please contact our sales team for more information.

Rotary and Flat Bed Die Cutting Services:

Trade Conversion Services from PSG Group Ltd. operate an automatic high speed rotary die cutter in our Class 8 cleanroom, as well as two other smaller high speed rotary machines and over 14 flat bed die cutting machines in our state of the art facilities. All parts are manufactured in house and supplied to any specification, any quantity and of any material. Materials include Polyester (colour coded to signify thickness), standard PET, APET, GAG, Adhesive coated materials, Paper, Polypropylene, PVC, Plastic and Rubbers etc. The materials used are too comprehensive to list and are suited to all applications within the engineering trades and many others. Trade Conversion Services from PSG Group Ltd. can Die-Cut most non metallic materials, and would be more than happy to quote any enquiry.

Kiss Cutting Services:

Trade Conversion Services from PSG Group Ltd. operate an automatic high speed rotary die cutter in our Class 8 clean room capable of kiss cutting the most difficult of customers free issue adhesive backed materials. Trade Conversion Services from PSG Group Ltd. can Kiss Cut most materials, and would be more than happy to quote any enquiry.

Strip Gluing Facilities:

Trade Conversion Services from PSG Group Ltd. have a complete range of strip gluing capabilities on any of our slitting, sheeting or rotray die cutting machines.

Stocking & Distribution Services:

Trade Conversion Services from PSG Group Ltd. have a complete range of raw material stock holding facilities as well as finished good storage and most importantly a global distribution network operated by all of the best land, sea, rail and air freight operators. All goods (whether raw materials or finished goods) are kept in dedicated racking assigned to our trade conversion customers (in a temperature controlled BRC approved environment), and monthly stock values are reported for your monthly closing stock values. All goods can be sent via any carrier method desired, against customer supplied paperwork. All paperwork can be scanned and e-mailed to our customers for peace of mind. All goods are plain labelled or labelled with customers issued labels if desired.

Please contact us for advice, a quote or to discuss how PSG Group Ltd could help your business.

Carton Window Patching

Featured on March 7th, 2010 Comments Off

Carton Window Patching from PSG Group Ltd. have 3 tradenames for the carton window market:

Enviromex® films are 100% recyclable, or recycled and are all food approved

Ecomex® films are all biodegradeable, decomposable and/or home compostable and are all food approved

Polymex® films are capable of being recycled, however the facilities are still under development and are all food approved

These films have a multitude of different coatings, surfaces, static dissipation, treatments, and or special cores, packaging, tolerances that enable them to be used in a wide variety of patching machinery.

Carton Window Patching from PSG Group Ltd. recently faced a complex request from Benson Box and Bobst that took over 24 months to complete, in which we developed a bespoke Enviromex® film with enhanced surface characteristics, exacting levels of tension, static neutrality, unbelievablably demanding slit edges, width tolerances and enhanced 2 side treatments that have enabled it to run at the demading speeds the new Accuwin cutter and gluer on the Heiber & Schroder module of the Bobst all in one machine (the next generation and first machine of its type).

Lee Alton (Product manager for Folder Gluer and Window Patcher Products for Bobst international) stated the Enviromex® tailor made film is working better than Bobst could ever of expected, and in conjunction with Pafra’s specially formulated high viscosity glue (Pafra 7400-A) have enabled lightening fast production speeds.

This new Bobst patcher can do what 3 older gluers, patchers, and folding machines did in the same time. The max window size at present this machine can take is 150mm (+0/-2mm) x 300mm chop, and up to 30,000 windows per hour.

Carton Window Patching from PSG Group Ltd. are very proud of this product development and alliance with Bobst:

Lee Alton

Product Manager
Folder Gluer and Window Patcher Products
Tel.: +44 1527 519 700
Fax: +44 1527 519 701
Email: lee.alton@bobstgroup.com

Bobst Group (UK & Ireland) Ltd
Address & Registered Office:
Units 10 & 11, Broad Ground Road, Lakeside, Redditch B98 8YP, United Kingdom
Tel.: +44 1527 519 700
Fax: +44 1527 519 701
www.bobstgroup.com

Carton Window Patching from PSG Group Ltd. can offer you the right Enviromex®, Ecomex®, or Polymex® film for your patching machine, no matter the age or the manufacturer of your equipment; as well as no matter what you have tried before. Carton Window Patching from PSG Group Ltd. have a film that will work for you!.. whatever you want, whenever you want it, and wherever you want it delivered! thats Carton Window Patching from PSG Group Ltd. philosophy and Customer Service is our main focus.

Please contact us for advice, a quote or to discuss how PSG Group Ltd could help your business.

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Insulation Materials

Featured on March 7th, 2010 Comments Off

Insulations Materials from PSG Group Ltd are used in an increasing number of different applications.

This is due to our experience, complexity of materials that are most ex-stock, and presentations. A small selection of applications are represented below.

Polymex® Thermal Interface Materials

Sil-Pad thermally conductive insulators, in their many forms, continue to be a clean and efficient alternative to mica, ceramics or grease for a wide range of electronic applications. Sil-Pad provides: Excellent thermal performance, Eliminates the mess of grease, More durable than mica and Efficient “total applied cost” that compares favorably with other alternatives.

Polymex® Insulation

From being largely identified with Colour Coding, PSG have developed into the Hi-Tech insulation field where situations can be more demanding and materials tend to fail unless they are specified correctly. To name but a few of the specialised materials used in the manufacture of insulators, are Kapton, Nomex Leatheroid, Elephantide, Pressphan, SRBP, Silpad, Valox, Formex, Melinex, Mylar and many more.

Polymex® Masking

There are many types of films that can be used for this function from Polyester for its strength to Kaptons for its high temperature.  Insulations Materials from PSG Group Ltd.supply many aerospace and automotive companies to their exact specification either in slit rolls, sheets and die-cut forms.

Polymex® EMI & RFI Shielding

EMI / RFI shielding is an integral consideration to electronic device or electronics system design. Good RFI / EMI design techniques include, mechanical or electromagnetic shielding, careful circuit filtering design, adequate circuit around design, as well as attenuation to the bonding of the ground points.

Polymex® Bonding & Mounting

Workng with along side such companies as 3M, SteraTape we are able to offer many tapes to the self-adhesive market.  Having many advantages over mechanical fastenings Insulations Materials from PSG Group Ltd can offer parts kisscut to customers specification or if required just tapes.

Polymex® Cushioning Footpads

To prevent damage to products Insulations Materials from PSG Group Ltd.can supply these pads kisscut to any size and in most materials.Theese small pads help during assembly, in transit and in final use.

Polymex® Colour Coded Shims

Extensive range of Shims, Gaskets, Washers, and Spacers that are manufactured from colour coded plastic and also in most non metallic materials, to name but a few, Melinex, Mylar, Polypropylene, PTFE Acetal, Polystyrene, LDPE, HDPE, PVC, Nylon, Nylatron, Rubber, Cork, CAF, CVF, Flexoid, Foam, Paper and many more.

Please contact us for advice, a quote or to discuss how PSG Group Ltd could help your business.

Packaging Films

Featured on March 5th, 2010 Comments Off

Packaging Films from PSG Group Ltd has a broad portfolio of Polymex®, Ecomex®, and Enviromex® PET, PLA and OPP films (to name a few) for packaging applications. These films are fundamental to the safe and contained delivery of a huge range of food and non-food products to our homes.  We offer one of the most complete portfolio of film products to support the worldwide packaging film market.

Polymex® polyester film is currently used in a wide variety of packaging applications in order to deliver food and products safe and contained. Polymex® polyester film is the leading choice of polyester film by packaging converters world wide.
Polymex® polyester films deliver the following superior product attributes:

  • Excellent Ink Adhesion
  • Superb Processability
  • Good Dimensional Stability
  • Great Handling Characteristics
  • Chemical Resistance
  • Good Heat Stability

Polymex® polyester films are used in packaging applications from pouches to lidding. Polymex® polyester film product categories for packaging are:

  • Coated and Uncoated Films
  • Cold Seal Films
  • White Films
  • Weldable and Peelable Films

Please contact us for advice, a quote or to discuss how PSG Group Ltd could help your business.

Plastic Shims & Gaskets

Featured on March 3rd, 2010 Comments Off

Plastic Shims and Gaskets Ltd is recognised as an industry leader in the manufacturing of Shims Gaskets and die cut products . We are committed to Service and Quality with our goal to become your Partner not just a supplier. Purpose or Mission. On time and to customer’s specification . To provide our valued customers with quality products , a fast turnaround and good customer service. We will continue striving to out perform our industry colleagues and maintain our reputation as the benchmark for competence and integrity. We define services as meeting your requirements.

Services . PSG’S knowledgeable staff are able and willing to help our customer decide materials / products for each individual application. PSG’S technical department will arrange custom engineer tooling to assure your production runs successfully. Custom punches can be specifically engineered, to obtain cost efficiency.

Cut Components are manufactured and supplied to any specification. Materials include polyester (colour coded to signify thickness) paper, polypropylene, pvc, plastic and rubber etc. The materials used are too comprehensive to list and are suited to all applications within the engineering trades and many others. Plastic Shims & gaskets can Die-Cut most materials, and would be more than happy to quote any enquiry

Customer Friendly : We will endeavour to learn your business and remember your purchasing history and special requirements . Having staff handle your project from “start” to “finish” ensures accurate flow of information and ultimately a happier repeat customer .

Fast quotes : Fast and efficient services in customer responses and enquiry.

Fast prototypes : PSG can generally provide samples with fast turnaround.

Fast delivery : When required we can assist with fast delivery, sometimes within 3 / 4 days, for some components, sooner for some materials.

Full product range: Being specialists in non-metallic materials . Review our materials for Gaskets, Shims, Washers, Insulators, seals and bearing plates and anything you need that’s die cut.

Precision & Quality : Our people, equipment and raw materials are good quality, ensuring perfection from “art” to “part” . PSG complies to ISO 9001 / 2000 designation ensuring that our processes and quality meet a high standard.

Flexibility: Our tooling and manufacturing capabilities and efficiency accommodate both “low” and “high” volume due to high speed and quick set-up equipment.

Products : PSG’S range of die-cutting methods and materials allows the production of the following non-metallic components:-
Gaskets, Shims, Spacers, Insulators, Bearing plates etc.
Our diversity takes us into areas, such as assisting with solving a customers basic manufacturing problem, through to producing Visor accessory products, for racing or safety purposes. And in between there are very few industries that we have not supplied. We also realise that some customers require a complete supply solution, and we can assist by sourcing other products. In this respect our products are unlimited, as our aim is to satisfy our customers requirements.

MARKETS: Plastic Shims & Gaskets Co. Ltd, are not restricted to the traditional Gasket markets, but are diverse with many materials available from around the world, as well as Metallic Shims.We do of course service the Pump, Compressor, Marine, Gear and associated industries, with our Gaskets and Shims. Many components and materials are also supplied to other Gasket manufacturers around the world, in support of their own businesses.
By realising customers need for improvements and other products in a changing market place, we have developed further by supplying more materials and cut components in to the Electrical and Electronics industries, such as Power Supply, Transformer, Domestic Appliance and any industry requiring Electrical Insulators, Spacers and Gaskets. With changing safety criteria, we are more involved with materials that fulfil certain Underwriters Laboratory(UL) flammability ratings, and try to sample materials where possible, so that our customers have an opportunity to trial, in order to establish suitability.Our diversity means that there is no limit to our potential, and that nearly every market place could use our services at some point, however small or big.

Laminating Adhesive Backing : PSG, is able to apply adhesive backing to virtually any material used for it’s fabricated parts . Adhesive can reduce costs by eliminating fasters and / or facilitating assembly.
These adhesives can be applied to our Polymex A and B, Polyesters and other Non-metallic composites.