Help: Polymer which deteriorates when exp. to UV light

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Help: Polymer which deteriorates when exp. to UV light

Postby lucasjensen on Tue Nov 20, 2007 3:44 pm

Hi forum,

I'm looking for a polymer foil with the following specifications:

1. It shoud be less than 0,1 mm thick
2. It should be cheap to manufacture
3. When the foil is exposed to UV light (or another electromagnetic radiation such as laser, IR light, microwaves etc etc) it will "burn" a hole within seconds. The wave source should preferably be very concentrated in order to make a hole in an exact spot. It is important that this electromagnetic radiation does not affect an ordinary polymer such as PE - in fact it should penetrate through transparent PE without affecting it.

I know for sure that one can buy polymers which harden when exposed to UV light. I want the reverse to happen.

Does such a polymer exist?

Regards Lucas Jensen
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Re: Help: Polymer which deteriorates when exp. to UV light

Postby DwightDixon on Tue Nov 20, 2007 8:21 pm

Baxter Healthcare has some patents on this type of application. You might check the patent office to make sure you will not be reinventing the wheel and then get sued for patent infringment.
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