Technologies

CrossFilm™

An award-winning cross-pattern laminated PTFE film for use in extreme environments.

TCI’s CrossFilm™ is a 100% PTFE material that is guaranteed corrosion and contamination free, resists tearing, and has superior flexing capabilities compared to other PTFE products.  CrossFilm™ can be heat-sealed and is unaffected by UV exposure or moisture.

Because this is an all-PTFE product with excellent mechanical capability and multi-directional strength, CrossFilm™ does not require any compromising reinforcement. Regardless of chemical exposure, CrossFilm™ remains corrosion free and non-flammable. CrossFilm™ has proven in laboratory and industrial settings its ability to retain all its physical properties regardless of chemical environment.

TCI’s proprietary CrossFilm™ process uses a cross-pattern typically created from 3 mil or 4 mil film plies to produce a material with exceptional 360° tear strength and durability. Because CrossFilm™ consists solely of PTFE resins, the product is considered chemically inert and can be used in temperatures ranging from -425°F (-254°C) to 600°F (316°C), depending upon the thickness of CrossFilm™ used. CrossFilm™ has an unlimited shelf life and is compatible with all chemicals.

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CrossSeal™

An economical sealing process for removable insulation service.

By combining our revolutionary CrossFilm™ material and heat-sealing technology, TCI has made heat-sealed removable insulation jacketing feasible and cost-effective. Our CrossSeal™ insulation jacketing product keeps insulation materials dry and functional for the long-term by minimizing the possibility for corrosion under insulation (CUI). TCI’s proprietary and leak-tight all-PTFE CrossFilm™ is seamed together using a fast and effective process that simulates the speed of sewing and allows for complex shapes and three-dimensional designs. The insulation material stays dry and fully encapsulated by the CrossFilm™ material. CrossFilm™ is unaffected by chemicals, has no shelf life, and will not corrode. There is also no concern of escaping fiberglass or powders into the environment, which is critical for ultra-pure applications such as clean rooms, food plants, and pharmaceutical plants. The CrossFilm™ material is ultra-light and ultra-flexible, with sufficient heat-sealed strength at the straps to anchor heavy insulation pads. CrossSeal™ is designed and sold only to insulation jacketing manufacturers.

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CrossTherm™

Economical and ready-to-use product for removable insulation service.

TCI’s CrossTherm™ is a ready-to-use insulation jacketing material which provides an economical and easy-to-use insulation pad for manufacturers. Our CrossTherm™ material can be cut with scissors and attached using wire or velcro. CrossTherm™ is produced by laminating a leak-tight, all-PTFE CrossFilm™ material to a nonwoven fiberglass mat. The laminated insulation technology extends the life of the insulation component and simplifies the installation process. The CrossFilm™ cover material can be bonded to one or both sides. The cover material is unaffected by chemicals, has no shelf life, and will not corrode. CrossFilm™ has a continuous use temperature of up to 600°F (316°C).

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Hybrid™

A revolutionary PTFE/fiberglass composite engineered for food processing, belting, and industrial applications.

Hybrid™ is a CrossFilm™ laminate designed for the most challenging applications at a pricing level that is competitive with typical dip-coated materials. TCI’s Hybrid™ material is known for lasting more than three times longer than similar dip-coated material in high-temperature, industrial, and food service applications. Using a proprietary hybrid of PTFE film and fiberglass, this material will simulate an all-PTFE laminate with the stretch and minimal elongation of a fiberglass reinforcement. Unlike traditional PTFE-coated fiberglass materials, which contain approximately 25% PTFE and 75% fiberglass, Hybrid™ contains 75% PTFE and 25% fiberglass. With adhesion values that are significantly greater than dip-coated materials, Hybrid™ has a highly wear-resistant surface with minimal fiberglass fraying at material edges. It has higher excursion temperature capability than dip-coated materials and it is heat-sealable. In food service applications, Hybrid™ materials minimize blistering and can survive the oil and liquid exposure during stamping and conveying processes. The tent-like texture and flexibility make Hybrid™ materials advantageous for the sewing or heat-sealing of removable industrial applications.

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TEX-LFP™

A CrossFilm™ corrosion liner laminated to a PTFE/fiberglass composite, engineered for wet and corrosive expansion joint applications.

TCI’s award-winning CrossFilm™ is laminated to a Texcoat™ load-bearing component. CrossFilm™ is a 100% PTFE material that can resist the stress-cracking caused by flexing and severe temperature fluctuation in non-metallic expansion joint applications. CrossFilm™ has proven it can maintain its superior properties in extreme environments with successful performances in many industrial applications as a stand-alone product. The multi-directional strength and durability of CrossFilm™ allows it to function as a thick PTFE barrier for the Texcoat™ PTFE/fiberglass composite base material from corrosive chemicals.

A zero-porosity barrier is the most critical component for preventing chemical attack in your non-metallic expansion joints. Old, thin film technology relied upon the integrity of a fragile 0.004” PTFE film. The use of a thick CrossFilm™-based corrosion barrier in TCI’s TEX-LFP materials eliminates the need to gamble with thin PTFE films in corrosive environments.

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