ORACAL 8500 Translucent
ORACAL 8500 Translucent
The Fastest Growing Translucent Vinyl in the U.S.
• 7 year outdoor durability.
• 5 year outdoor durability on silver and gold metallics.
• 3 mil vinyl.
Translucent special PVC film, providing homogenous uniformity when viewed through or on to the materials. The
reduced surface gloss inhibits undesired reflection.
Silicone coated paper on one side, 137 g/m², with special release characteristics which provide excellent waste stripping
properties. For white vinyl a light blue silicone coated paper is used to form a stronger contrast to lettering.
Solvent polyacrylate, permanent
Area of use
This film is especially designed for producing high quality backlit signs and application on internally illuminated sign
faces made of acrylic glass, glass and translucent banner materials. Suitable for application on cutting plotters. Semi-
glossy surface in white is additionally suitable for thermal transfer printing (with resin ribbons).
Thickness* (without protective paper and adhesive) 80 micron
Dimensional stability (FINAT TM 14) adhered to steel, no shrinkage in cross direction, in
length 0.2 mm max.
Temperature resistance*** adhered to acrylic glass, -40°C to +90°C, no variation
Resistance to cleaning agents adhered to acrylic glass, 8h in mild detergents (0,5%
household cleaning agents) at room temperature and
65°C, no variation
(FINAT TM 1, after 24h, stainless steel)
18 N/25 mm glass
16 N/25 mm acrylic glass
Tensile strength (DIN EN ISO 527) along: min. 19 MPa
across: min. 19 MPa
Elongation at break (DIN EN ISO 527) along: min. 130%
across: min. 150%
Shelf life** 2 years
Application temperature > +8°C
Service life by specialist application
under vertical outdoor exposure
(normal climate of Central Europe)
black /white: 7 years
coloured: 7 years
metallic: 5 years
* average ** in original packaging, at 20°C and 50% relative humidity *** normal climate of Central Europe
Surfaces to which the material will be applied must be thoroughly cleaned from dust, grease or any contamination
which could affect the adhesion of the material. Freshly lacquered or painted surfaces should be allowed to dry and cure
completely. The compatibility of selected lacquers and paints should be tested by the user, prior to application of the
material. Furthermore the application information published by ORAFOL is to be considered. The batch traceability
according to ISO 9001 is possible on the basis of the roll number.