ORACAL 551 High Performance Cal
High-performance PVC film with outstanding dimensional stability and excellent cutting and converting properties. Glossy surface, additionally in matt white and matt black.
Silicone coated paper on one side, 137 g/m², which provides excellent waste-stripping properties. For white vinyl a light blue silicone paper is used to form a stronger contrast to lettering.
Solvent polyacrylate, permanent
Area of use
Specially developed for the use on cutting plotter systems for lettering, marking and decoration with high requirements for durabillity and solidity. Particularly suitable for high-quality vehicle and public transport system advertising. Glossy surface is additionally suitable for thermal transfer printing (with resin ribbons).
General Type Approval (ABG) acc. to § 22a StVZO, Federal German Road Traffic Licensing Order (~~~D5291)
Thickness* (without protective paper and adhesive)
Dimensional stability (FINAT TM 14)
adhered to steel, no measurable shrinkage in cross direction, in length 0.2 mm max.
adhered to aluminium, -50°C to +90°C (short-term, max. 24h, at +100°C), no variation
adhered to aluminium, after 100h/23°C no variation
Resistance to solvents and chemicals
at room temperature, 72h after adhesion to aluminium, shortterm resistant to most oils and greases, fuels, aliphatic solvents, weak acids, salts and alkalis
Fire behaviour (DIN 75200)
PVC film: adhered to steel, self-extinguishing
(FINAT TM 1, after 24h, stainless steel)
18 N/25 mm
Tensile strength (DIN EN ISO 527)
along: min. 19 MPa
across: min. 19 MPa
Elongation at break (DIN EN ISO 527)
along: min. 150%
across: min. 170%
Service life by specialist application
under vertical outdoor exposure (normal climate of Central Europe)
black / white: 8 years
transparent / coloured: 7 years
metallic: 4 years
** in original packaging, at 20°C and 50% relative humidity
*** normal climate of Central Europe
Surfaces to which the material will be applied must be thoroughly cleaned from dust, grease or any contamination which could affect the adhesion of the material. Freshly lacquered or painted surfaces should be allowed to dry for at least three weeks and to completely cure respectively. The compatibility of selected lacquers and paints should be tested by the user, prior to application of the material. Furthermore the application information published by ORAFOL is to be considered. The batch traceability according to ISO 9001 is possible on the basis of the roll number.