Plastic Surfaces

Plastics are everywhere! From large-scale flat sheet stock to molded containers, appliances and electronic devices, plastic has been there, done that. But to keep plastic surfaces safe, from the factory floor to the customer’s hands, careful handling is needed. Scratches, industrial solvents, painting mishaps and assorted contaminants can damage the finish, driving up costs and devaluing the product.

Hazards arise during:

  • Molding
  • Forming
  • Polishing
  • Cutting
  • Routing
  • Painting
  • Assembly
  • Shipping
  • Handling
  • Storage
  • Installation

Whether you’re dealing with polycarbonates, acrylics or polyesters, Surface Armor offers a range of custom-designed plastic protective films to meet your needs. Plastic protective films are available in the exact dimensions you require to cover everything from home electronics or office equipment.

Types of Plastic Protection Films

Adhesive Type – This is the product identification number of the adhesive used to attach the protective film to the plastic surface.

Tack – Measured in ounces per lateral inch, this defines the level of “stickiness” of a particular adhesive. Because there are many variables at play, the tack level of most adhesives will be expressed as a range of values rather than a single, specific measurement.

Film/ Paper – This indicates the type of plastic or paper that the film is made of.

Reference the following table for a variety of films that provide surface protection for plastics. The headings at the top of the table identify the specific plastic protection films by listing the combination of adhesive type, tack and material used.
Each row of the table is then labeled with the type of plastic surface you want to protect.


Because of the many variables involved, it is a good idea to test a few different types of film on the plastic surface you are trying to protect.

For more detailed selection information give us a call, or review How to Select a Protective Film. Be sure to request a sample to evaluate for your application.