What is Mylar?
Mylar(R) is the registered trademark owned by the E.I. DuPont Corporation for bi-axially oriented polyester film (BOPET). For years, the term Mylar has been mistakenly used as a generic term used to describe a range of different films. For example people who work in the Architecture or Engineering business usually use the term Mylar when referring to matte drafting film. People who work in Graphic Arts, Printing, or Document Archiving areas tend to use the term Mylar(R) to refer to high clarity plastic film in general. Many people also mistakenly call the shiny silver material that are often used for balloons, Mylar, but that in fact is a nylon based material that we do not stock.