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Barrier Films

Aclar Rx20e (0.78 Mil/20 μm)

Aclar® Rx20e is a 0.78 mil (20 µm) PCTFE homopolymer, high performance barrier film for the pharma and medical markets. It thermoforms on conventional blister packaging equipment and offers all the benefits of Aclar® in a mid-range barrier material.

Aclar® Rx20e is a 0.80 mil (20 µm) PCTFE homopolymer, high performance barrier film for the pharmaceutical and medical markets. It thermoforms well on conventional blister packaging equipment and offers all the benefits of Aclar in a mid-range barrier material. Aclar is a clear, poly-chloro-tri-fluoro-ethylene (PCTFE) pharmaceutical packaging film for blister packaging. With Aclar’s superior moisture barrier, your product is protected for worldwide distribution, including Zone 4 tropical locations. All Aclar fluoropolymer films comply with FDA regulation #21 CFR 177.1380, Drug Master File #1578. With Aclar film, you can dial in the exact properties you need from several product grades so you have the optimum balance of performance and economics. When you also need oxygen and/or light barrier protection, Aclar film can be laminated to a wide range of substrates. Honeywell has been supporting the pharmaceutical industry with Aclar film for more than 40 years. Aclar high and ultra-high barrier films are usually selected for the most demanding applications, such as high moisture sensitivity or the need to pass the accelerated stability trials as set forth by ICH.

Properties

  • Tensile Strength
    • 41 - 50 MPa TD, ASTM D882
    • 11000 - 16000 psi MD, ASTM D882
    • 6000 - 7200 psi TD, ASTM D882
    • 76 - 110 MPa MD, ASTM D882
  • Surface Tension
    • >= 42 dynes/cm (Treated Side), ASTM D2578
  • Dimensional Stability
    • < -12% TD, 10 min at 300 °F/149 °C, ASTM D1204
    • <= +12% MD, 10 min at 300 °F/149 °C, ASTM D1204
  • Water Vapor Transmission Rate
    • 0.015 gms/100in²/day at 104 °F (40 °C), 75% RH, ASTM F1249
    • 0.037 gms/m²/day at 77 °F (25 °C), 60% RH, ASTM F1249
    • 0.295 gms/m²/day at 100 °F (37.8 °C), 100% RH, ASTM F1249
    • 0.0044 gms/100in²/day at 86 °F (30 °C), 65% RH, ASTM F1249
    • 0.233 gms/m²/day at 104 °F (40 °C), 75% RH, ASTM F1249
    • 0.004 gms/100in²/day at 86 °F (30 °C), 60% RH, ASTM F1249
    • 0.019 gms/100in²/day at 100 °F (37.8 °C), 100% RH, ASTM F1249
    • 0.0023 gms/100in²/day at 77 °F (25 °C), 60% RH, ASTM F1249
    • 0.069 gms/m²/day at 86 °F (30 °C), 65% RH, ASTM F1249
    • 0.062 gms/m²/day at 86 °F (30 °C), 60% RH, ASTM F1249
  • Crystalline Melting Point
    • 412 °F, ASTM D4591
    • 211 °C, ASTM D4591
  • Modulus
    • 190000 - 225000 psi MD Secant, ASTM D882
    • 1241 - 1517 MPa TD Secant, ASTM D882
    • 180000 - 220000 psi TD Secant, ASTM D882
    • 1310 - 1551 MPa MD Secant, ASTM D882
  • Haze
    • < 1%, ASTM D1003
  • Yield
    • 23.35 m²/kg
    • 16420 in²/lb
  • Elongation
    • 90 - 150% MD, ASTM D882
    • 200 - 275% TD, ASTM D882
  • Specific Gravity
    • 2.11, ASTM D1505

Notes

  • Test Conditions
    • Test conditions for properties are 73°F, 50% RH unless otherwise noted

Properties

  • Tensile Strength
    • 41 - 50 MPa TD, ASTM D882
    • 11000 - 16000 psi MD, ASTM D882
    • 6000 - 7200 psi TD, ASTM D882
    • 76 - 110 MPa MD, ASTM D882
  • Surface Tension
    • >= 42 dynes/cm (Treated Side), ASTM D2578
  • Dimensional Stability
    • < -12% TD, 10 min at 300 °F/149 °C, ASTM D1204
    • <= +12% MD, 10 min at 300 °F/149 °C, ASTM D1204
  • Water Vapor Transmission Rate
    • 0.015 gms/100in²/day at 104 °F (40 °C), 75% RH, ASTM F1249
    • 0.037 gms/m²/day at 77 °F (25 °C), 60% RH, ASTM F1249
    • 0.295 gms/m²/day at 100 °F (37.8 °C), 100% RH, ASTM F1249
    • 0.0044 gms/100in²/day at 86 °F (30 °C), 65% RH, ASTM F1249
    • 0.233 gms/m²/day at 104 °F (40 °C), 75% RH, ASTM F1249
    • 0.004 gms/100in²/day at 86 °F (30 °C), 60% RH, ASTM F1249
    • 0.019 gms/100in²/day at 100 °F (37.8 °C), 100% RH, ASTM F1249
    • 0.0023 gms/100in²/day at 77 °F (25 °C), 60% RH, ASTM F1249
    • 0.069 gms/m²/day at 86 °F (30 °C), 65% RH, ASTM F1249
    • 0.062 gms/m²/day at 86 °F (30 °C), 60% RH, ASTM F1249
  • Crystalline Melting Point
    • 412 °F, ASTM D4591
    • 211 °C, ASTM D4591
  • Modulus
    • 190000 - 225000 psi MD Secant, ASTM D882
    • 1241 - 1517 MPa TD Secant, ASTM D882
    • 180000 - 220000 psi TD Secant, ASTM D882
    • 1310 - 1551 MPa MD Secant, ASTM D882
  • Haze
    • < 1%, ASTM D1003
  • Yield
    • 23.35 m²/kg
    • 16420 in²/lb
  • Elongation
    • 90 - 150% MD, ASTM D882
    • 200 - 275% TD, ASTM D882
  • Specific Gravity
    • 2.11, ASTM D1505

Notes

  • Test Conditions
    • Test conditions for properties are 73°F, 50% RH unless otherwise noted
  • Tensile Strength : 41 - 50 MPa TD, ASTM D882|11000 - 16000 psi MD, ASTM D882|6000 - 7200 psi TD, ASTM D882|76 - 110 MPa MD, ASTM D882
  • Surface Tension : >= 42 dynes/cm (Treated Side), ASTM D2578
  • Dimensional Stability : < -12% TD, 10 min at 300 °F/149 °C, ASTM D1204|<= +12% MD, 10 min at 300 °F/149 °C, ASTM D1204
  • Water Vapor Transmission Rate : 0.015 gms/100in²/day at 104 °F (40 °C), 75% RH, ASTM F1249|0.037 gms/m²/day at 77 °F (25 °C), 60% RH, ASTM F1249|0.295 gms/m²/day at 100 °F (37.8 °C), 100% RH, ASTM F1249|0.0044 gms/100in²/day at 86 °F (30 °C), 65% RH, ASTM F1249|0.233 gms/m²/day at 104 °F (40 °C), 75% RH, ASTM F1249|0.004 gms/100in²/day at 86 °F (30 °C), 60% RH, ASTM F1249|0.019 gms/100in²/day at 100 °F (37.8 °C), 100% RH, ASTM F1249|0.0023 gms/100in²/day at 77 °F (25 °C), 60% RH, ASTM F1249|0.069 gms/m²/day at 86 °F (30 °C), 65% RH, ASTM F1249|0.062 gms/m²/day at 86 °F (30 °C), 60% RH, ASTM F1249
  • Crystalline Melting Point : 412 °F, ASTM D4591|211 °C, ASTM D4591
  • Modulus : 190000 - 225000 psi MD Secant, ASTM D882|1241 - 1517 MPa TD Secant, ASTM D882|180000 - 220000 psi TD Secant, ASTM D882|1310 - 1551 MPa MD Secant, ASTM D882
  • Haze : < 1%, ASTM D1003
  • Yield : 23.35 m²/kg|16420 in²/lb
  • Elongation : 90 - 150% MD, ASTM D882|200 - 275% TD, ASTM D882
  • Specific Gravity : 2.11, ASTM D1505
  • Test Conditions : Test conditions for properties are 73°F, 50% RH unless otherwise noted
Data Sheet
Name
Description
File Size
Date
Size
High performance barrier film for pharmaceutical, medical markets
82.31 KB
4/22/2021
PDF 82.31 KB
Technical Note
Name
Description
File Size
Date
Size
Guide for tooling design
691.4 KB
4/22/2021
PDF 691.4 KB
Generic pharmaceutical manufacturers info about how to select and develop correct packaging material
326.16 KB
4/22/2021
PDF 326.16 KB
Generic pharmaceutical manufacturers info about how Aclar® film is used to package specific molecules
42.25 KB
4/22/2021
PDF 42.25 KB
Learn how to examine a blister card and correct common causes of stress
228.96 KB
4/22/2021
PDF 228.96 KB
Guidelines to produce high quality barrier thermoformable plastic blister
349.72 KB
4/22/2021
PDF 349.72 KB
Sell Sheet
Name
Description
File Size
Date
Size
Learn about the full range of technical support Aclar offers
359.42 KB
4/22/2021
PDF 359.42 KB
Read why Aclar® Films are key in getting dossier selected
174.68 KB
4/22/2021
PDF 174.68 KB
Sustainable Opportunity Policy
1.23 MB
4/22/2021
PDF 1.23 MB
Learn about different packaging options
596.82 KB
4/22/2021
PDF 596.82 KB
White Paper
Name
Description
File Size
Date
Size
Read how Aclar increases likelihood of passing stability tests, simplifies pharmaceutical value chain
383.49 KB
4/22/2021
PDF 383.49 KB
Learn how to deliver safe, effective drugs to patients
735.67 KB
4/22/2021
PDF 735.67 KB
Learn about blister packaging strategy for oral solids
1.06 MB
4/22/2021
PDF 1.06 MB
Read about issues highlighted at Generics Forum
862.52 KB
4/22/2021
PDF 862.52 KB
Learn about proven strategies for preventing injury
737.99 KB
4/22/2021
PDF 737.99 KB
Brochure
Name
Description
File Size
Date
Size
Learn why Aclar® Film is trusted choice for pharmaceutical packaging
1.95 MB
4/22/2021
PDF 1.95 MB
Learn why Aclar® is the clear choice for pharmaceutical packaging
706.9 KB
4/22/2021
PDF 706.9 KB
Learn about bringing differentiated
339.96 KB
4/22/2021
PDF 339.96 KB
Name
Description
File Size
Date
Size
High performance barrier film for pharmaceutical, medical markets
82.31 KB
4/22/2021
PDF 82.31 KB
Guide for tooling design
691.4 KB
4/22/2021
PDF 691.4 KB
Generic pharmaceutical manufacturers info about how to select and develop correct packaging material
326.16 KB
4/22/2021
PDF 326.16 KB
Learn about the full range of technical support Aclar offers
359.42 KB
4/22/2021
PDF 359.42 KB
Read how Aclar increases likelihood of passing stability tests, simplifies pharmaceutical value chain
383.49 KB
4/22/2021
PDF 383.49 KB
Learn why Aclar® Film is trusted choice for pharmaceutical packaging
1.95 MB
4/22/2021
PDF 1.95 MB
Generic pharmaceutical manufacturers info about how Aclar® film is used to package specific molecules
42.25 KB
4/22/2021
PDF 42.25 KB
Learn how to examine a blister card and correct common causes of stress
228.96 KB
4/22/2021
PDF 228.96 KB
Learn how to deliver safe, effective drugs to patients
735.67 KB
4/22/2021
PDF 735.67 KB
Learn why Aclar® is the clear choice for pharmaceutical packaging
706.9 KB
4/22/2021
PDF 706.9 KB
Learn about blister packaging strategy for oral solids
1.06 MB
4/22/2021
PDF 1.06 MB
Learn about bringing differentiated
339.96 KB
4/22/2021
PDF 339.96 KB
Read why Aclar® Films are key in getting dossier selected
174.68 KB
4/22/2021
PDF 174.68 KB
Guidelines to produce high quality barrier thermoformable plastic blister
349.72 KB
4/22/2021
PDF 349.72 KB
Read about issues highlighted at Generics Forum
862.52 KB
4/22/2021
PDF 862.52 KB
Sustainable Opportunity Policy
1.23 MB
4/22/2021
PDF 1.23 MB
Learn about different packaging options
596.82 KB
4/22/2021
PDF 596.82 KB
Learn about proven strategies for preventing injury
737.99 KB
4/22/2021
PDF 737.99 KB