Coreflute Sheet | How To Source Australia’s Best

Coreflute Sheet Applications

If you want to apply a print to a wall, using coreflute sheet is a good option. The high-grade sheets made from polypropylene can be used for virtually all signage applications.

Other  surface applications include:

  • Dust resistance
  • Signage; advertising and safety
  • Waterproofing
  • Asset protection
  • Short-term packaging
  • Hoarding
  • Floor and wall protection

The sheets are durable and can withstand the effects of UV exposure. This makes them ideal for outdoor use. Corona-treated, they are also perfect for direct printing, minimising costs for extra materials.

Prints can also be applied to the coreflute surface using printed self adhesive vinyl. Using a laminating process the self adhesive process, the prints can be applied easily and efficiently.

Printable Coreflute Sheet

There are several variables in getting a top quality print:

  • Flute sheet – is it flat and has a dyne level which is suitable for the inks I am using?
  • Ink – different types of ink require different dyne levels
  • Printing environment – does the print room have a suitable humidity level?

You can check the printing surface of your flute sheet using a corona pen. This will show you how receptive your flute sheet is to inks.

Lets start with the number of elements which affect the end print result.

  • Flute sheet
  • Ink –
  • Printing environment

Coreflute Sheet

  • Dyne level
  • Does it have a suitable dyne level for the inks I am using
  • Squareness
  • Smoothness
  • Corona treatment – Corona treatment is high frequency discharge which is used to treat a surface and make it more receptive to inks
  • Transparency
  • Whiteness
  • Weight
  • Supplier consistency
  • Flatness of sheet

Ink

  • Different types of ink require different dyne levels

Printing Environment

  • Does the print room have a suitable humidity level?
  • Make sure the print room is dust free.

You can check the printing surface of your flute sheet using a corona pen. This will show you how receptive your flute sheet is to inks.

How To Cut Flute Sheet

Sharpness of blade is the key to the end result. In a print environment a blade is always best rather than a rotating blade.

Rotating blades leave slithers of material compromising the end print result.

If the coreflute is being used in construction or building projects, it often doesn’t matter how it is cut to size as a lot of the times it remains unseen as in waterproofing projects.

List of methods:

  • Manual knife
  • Router
  • Guillotine

Core flute Sheet Options

The GSM stands for grams per square metre, the higher the GSM the more plastic the sheet has making it stronger and also cost more. Not all Corflute is made equal, some corflute sheet is UV stabalised and some is not. The UV stabalised sheet will not break down when exposed to sunlight but the corflute that is not stabalised will become brittle over time and break down. It depends on your application as to what type of corflute you purchase.

What is Coreflute Made From?

The material coreflute is made from is polypropylene plastic using an extrusion process.

How Is Coreflute Made?

It is extruded using large machinery. The material in granular formula is taken in through a hopper into the extrusion machine. The material is then pushed through the machine at the correct temperature.

Coreflute Sheet Suppliers

A one source method is often the best approach, whether it is small in size or the best quality. Eurotech has proven themselves as a reputable provider.

A range of coreflute sheet can be seen at Eurotech Flute Sheet.