Novacel offers the UV-resistant low-density polyethylene 4226REN laser protection film for sheet metal. Free of harmful chemicals, it is suitable for protecting metal during laser cutting. According to the company, the film is guaranteed not to peel or form air bubbles during cutting. It also protects stainless steel from discoloration due to laser cutting. The recyclable film can be printed with brushing or polishing directions, as well as cutting patterns, to allow the sheet metal to be laser-cut in a single run. The film has an outdoor resistance of six months and peels off in one piece without tearing. 4226REN reduces laser-cutting time and maintains surface integrity throughout the mechanical transformation cycle on parts being cut (bending, backing, stamping, and forming). The film’s material prevents any risk of suction between pieces of sheet metal during automated handling.