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.


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DurEtech™ Hybrid Composite Fabrics

AFC’s DurEtech™ Hybrid Composites are revolutionary composite alloys that exhibit unrivaled performance in any high speed or abrasive application. The 75 series is combined with...more

DuraLam® High-Performance Fabrics

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

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 Laminate Tapes

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

DuraStick® Premium Industrial Tapes

DuraStick® Premium Industrial Tapes (260 series) combine the performance features of the 220 series with an enhanced coating. This smooth, glossy finish provides superior release...more

DuraStick® Hybrid Composite Tapes

DuraStick® Hybrid Composite Tapes (275 series) offer exceptional performance at faster production speeds. The hybrid composite design allows for lower energy consumption due to its...more

DuraFab® HD Elite Fabrics

NEW PRODUCT LINE: AFC's most dynamic product line to date, the HD (Heavy Duty) Elite series was engineered for superior heat transfer while resisting abrasion...more

DuraStick® HD Elite Tapes

NEW PRODUCT LINE: AFC's most dynamic product line to date, the HD (Heavy Duty) Elite series was engineered for superior heat transfer while resisting abrasion...more