October is Manufacturing Month; AFC is proud to be partnering with the Manufacturing Pathways Consortium for their shop plant tours. Along with 12 other local manufacturers, we are excited to welcome students, parents, community members, and policymakers to explore McHenry County’s manufacturing sector. Tour dates include October 10th, 19th, and 25th at 5-6pm and 6:30-7:30pm. Join AFC for Manufacturing Month
Using the right release material is critical for vinyl window manufacturing.
PTFE-coated weld paper (fabric and tape) protects window profiles from platen damage. AFC’s latest product line, DuraStick® HD Elite, was specifically designed to maximize weld plate performance. The 285-05 (.005” thick) and 285-06 (.006”) options provide superior heat transfer over competitive products, ensuring a clean weld. By adding a specialty coating mix, an abrasion-resistant barrier is formed between window profile and weld plate. A high performance silicone adhesive is then applied to prevent residue buildup on the platens.
The result? Increased cycle counts between change outs, and reduced operating costs. Several material options are available based on usage and maintenance schedules. See below for all of AFC’s vinyl window products. Download Vinyl Window Brochure.
Products for Vinyl Window
DurFab® High-Performance Fabrics are a gold fabric with PTFE coating that are excellent for the most demanding applications. This fabric is resistant to oils, grease...more
AFC's most dynamic product line to date, the HD (Heavy Duty) Elite series was engineered for superior heat transfer while resisting abrasion, punctures, oil, and...more
DuraLam® High-Performance Fabrics are a gold laminate with PTFE coating that are excellent for the most demanding applications. This fabric is resistant to oils, grease...more
DuraStick® Industrial Tapes (220 series) are manufactured from a woven fiberglass substrate and possess an optimal PTFE coating. This series offers the highest value to...more
DuraStick® Gold Tapes (225 series) are specially engineered to maximize application life while minimizing downtime in the most demanding environments. The 225 series of tape...more