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Old 11th January 2006, 07:40 PM   #1
gcronje is offline gcronje  South Africa
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I'm thinking of building myself a set of ESL speakers. Can anyone suggest a source for mylar/polyester film in South Africa? The closest I've been able to get is Flexpak (part of Nampak) but it seems they only do polyethelene film.

Is the film used for model aircraft (http://www.solarfilm.co.uk/) too thick? It is readily available in hobby shops.

If I can't find polyester, is Glad Wrap OK for a first try, or am I wasting my time?

I'm in the Johannesburg area.


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Old 14th January 2006, 01:10 PM   #2
BillH is offline BillH  United States
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Check Ebay. A search for "hostaphan" will bring up what you're looking for. There are no auctions going at the moment, but the hostaphan (mylar) is listed regularly by Hans Zeeuwe from the audiocircuit.com.

It's 6.1 m x 795mm x 6 micron and sells for US$24.50 + US$6 for international shipping. I bought mine from him and it got to my door in about two weeks from the Netherlands.
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Old 16th January 2006, 04:10 PM   #3
gcronje is offline gcronje  South Africa
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Hi Bill.

Thanks for the info. I'll phone around some more, and if I can't find anything locally, I'll contact them.

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Old 16th January 2006, 04:38 PM   #4
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I couldn't find anything under 12micron locally. If you have any more luck let us know. Even DuPont locally didn't seem to know what I was talking about! Ended up getting some from a guy in Australia - bit expensive! BillH's idea is much cheaper.
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