Fade•Not® X•Film™ is produced using a high temperature polymer film with Fade•Not® coating. The combination of these two materials produces a gel with up to 30 times the longevity of standard gel. Specify Fade•Not X•Film for long life in applications where all other gel fades (turns clear).

If gel turns brown/black, specify EZ-Glass™ or Dichro-X™ glass for permanent life. 

FX® Outdoor Poly is manufactured using the best commercial grade polycarbonate. UV absorbers are inherent to the polycarbonate and are also added to the coloring process to prevent premature degradation, providing the longest life possible. Fade•Not® Outdoor Poly can last years when used within standard operating temperatures. Fade•Not® Outdoor Poly is rigid, yet flexible enough for a variety of uses. Standard thicknesses (milliinches or inches) are: 5 mil, 20 mil, 30 mil, 1/8", 3/16", 1/4" with custom sizes available.

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   X-film™ gel is for indoor use—it is more heat stable than polycarbonate.
Thickness is 2 milliinches
  Fade•Not® Poly is available in 5 milliinches, 20 mil and 30 mil and can be specified for lower wattage applications—check with FX® anytime you are unsure of what will work, and where   The latest par and ellipsoidal spotlights can use X-film™ for up to 30 times the longevity of standard gel—for permanent use specify EZ™ or Dichro-X™ glass lenses  
  PAR-38 type instruments are being specified in many commercial projects—
X-film™ would last at least a year in an application like this
  Many types of theatrical lighting instruments can use Fade•Not® X-Film for extra long life and reduced maintenance costs  
  Fade-Not® X-film™ is 2 milliinches thick and works best indoors    FX can also color YOUR custom plastic. Many sizes and styles have been done—call for details of limitations  

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