Slats & Backers

Depending on the film and application, Pearl offers a variety of low friction slats and backers

Our original slat cover is superior to wooden tent slats, having 25% more slip and a longer service life (ten years or more). Customers report immediate improvement upon installation! One customer stated, “It was the best money our company has ever spent!” 
Ultra-Low COF (coefficient of friction) slats were designed for tacky films and are 25% more slippery than our original slat.  Nearly as slippery as Teflon®, they wear like iron!  Popular with medical film producers. 

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Engineered to Your Needs:

  • Improved bubble stability.  Better film and roll quality. 
  • 50% lower friction than wooden slats. 
  • Incredible film and roll quality. 
  • Replaceable wear covers.  Inexpensive guide innovation. 
  • Easy to install. 

CFWS-1 (Gray Plastic), our original 3″ slat

More slippery than standard wooden slats by 22%.  Contains Nylon for extended wear life. In most instances, customers reported immediate visible improvements.  Also offered in a 2″ version (CFWS-5) 

CFWS-2 (Red plastic) for most poly films such as linear lows, butyls, surlyns

45% more slippery than wood.  Pearl’s original premium plastic slat.  Powdered lubricity agent for sustained surface slip.  FDA compliant. 

CFWS-2BHT (Blue plastic), our most slippery plastic slat

53% more slippery than wood. Good for tacky and stretchy films. Higher temperature resistance. Integrated anti-static properties. Liquid lubricity agent added for sustained surface slip. FDA compliant. Pearl’s newest and highest performing plastic slat 

CFSM24-1 (Black) and CFSM28-1 (Platinum) surface modified aluminum slats

 70% more slippery than wood. Highest temperature resistance at 450°F.  FDA compliant.  Aluminum surface modification.  As slippery as Teflon, yet harder than hard chrome by 15%.  Must be cleaned with Oil-Flo to ensure long life. 

CFAL-1, Pearl’s retrofit aluminum backer (used with plastic slats only)

 Lightweight. Rigid. Simple to mount. Air channel design formed with plastic covers dissipate heat from collapsing tent 

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