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Email - app1191@aol.com

Phone - 732-240-3871

Product Description

Archival grade mylar polyester sleeves for collectibles, archives, exhibits, presentations, and conservation

For sheet protectors, page protectors, & mylar sleeves for documents, stamps, posters, maps, postcards, certificates, photos, artwork, scrapbooks, currency or any type of collectible.

NEW - Multi-pocket page for scrapbooks and albums !!!
(not yet listed - please contact us for details)

We manufacture sleeves to your specifications
at competitive prices!!

Please phone us for an instant quote
on any standard size or custom size.

We certify that all polyester films used by Atlantic Protective Pouches are approved by the Library of Congress.

Polyester is a polymer formed by a condensation reaction of ethylene glycol and terepthalic acid. This uncoated film is strong, uniform, dimensionally stable and inert. They are totally transparent and acid-free. The film surface is highly polished to give excellent brilliance and clarity.

The inert quality is the one most responsible for polyester's acceptance as the film of choice in conservation work. Polyester can withstand temperatures down to minus 100 degrees F without getting brittle, and will not begin to soften and melt until temperatures are in excess of 400 degrees F.

These films have no surface coatings that could react with inks, adhesives, paper ingredients, etc. There are no internal additives such as plasticizers, antioxidants, slip agents, anti-block agents, or UV inhibitors, so none can migrate into adjacent materials. They are completely inert.


A note about "mylar" film...

We continue to mention the name "mylar" because so many customers believe that "mylar" is the generic name for the plastic we use. Mylar is DuPont’s trade name for their version of polyester film.    Mylar Type D was once the industry standard as an archival grade polyester film, but was discontinued by DuPont in 2004. Many of our customers continue to refer to "mylar", so we will continue to mention that name on our website.  

The film we have used since 2004 is SKC, type SH72S. It is manufactured by SKC, Inc. in Covington, Georgia.  It is approved by the Library of Congress for archival use. This film also conforms to the P.A.T. (Photographic Activity Test, ISO 18916).  SKC, Inc. is one of the largest manufacturers of polyester film worldwide.  

We believe that the SKC film is the best archival grade film in the world, superior to the DuPont films, and has become the new industry standard for archival films. These films are identical to Mylar type D in appearance, chemical structure, and physical properties.

I have worked with archival grade polyester films for almost 40 years, producing tens of millions of pouches. The SKC film is the best film I have ever used.


Other notes...

Reemay (formerly a DuPont product now produced by Reemay, Inc.) is a spun-bonded polyester material with the same chemical properties as polyester film. (Polyester fibers are mated together with heat, pressure and water to form an inert opaque material). Since it is the same polyester material, it
can be heat-sealed to the film to give a porous side to a pouch. Pouches with the Reemay backing are used by many photo collectors.


Thank you for your interest in our products!
Wally Haine, President

Mylar and Melinex are registered trademarks of DuPont-Teijin Films. Skyrol is a registered trademark of SKC, Inc. Reemay is a registered trademark of Reemay, Inc.

Our Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1191, Toms River, NJ 08754 USA

Phone: 732-240-3871

Email inquiries to: app1191@aol.com

Updated January, 2018. Atlantic Protective Pouches is a trade name for W.H.E. Research, Inc.