Roscolux

Rosco’s world renowned range of colour and diffusion filters

Roscolux is widely recognized as the most versatile range of colour, correction and diffusion filters for entertainment lighting. Originally introduced in the United States, it is now available all around the globe. Roscolux features deep-dyed plastic filters that provide superior colour-consistency, heat-resistance and durability when installed in front of hot theatrical and film/TV fixtures.

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Deep-Dyed Polyester Base

Roscolux filters are manufactured using Rosco’s unique deep-dyed technique. This process begins with a 48” (1.2m) wide roll of clear PET polyester that is passed through a heated dye bath. The bath causes the film to swell, expanding the polymer structure and allowing the dye molecules to penetrate into the base film. As the polymer contracts to its normal form, the dye is trapped below the surface.

Colour Stability

In any colour filter, the colourants or dyes eventually migrate away from the hottest area, which causes fading and discolouration. The rate at which the filter fades is a function of the dye employed and the depth of penetration by the dye into the base material. When simply coated on the surface, the pigments can easily sublimate from the base into the air.  Because the colourants used to manufacture Roscolux filters are trapped below the surface of the plastic, the dye particles are less likely to sublimate out of the film, making them more resistant to fading and colour shifts.

Heat Resistance

Rosco’s high-temperature (HT) range of Roscolux colour filters feature extremely high softening and melting points – making them an excellent choice for use on hot theatrical or film/TV lights. Featuring a melting point of 300°C, Roscolux is capable of filtering some of the most powerful light fixtures used in the entertainment lighting industry.

Base: Polyester (PET)

Gauge:  1.4-2.5 mil (35-64 um) nominal

Max Width: 48 in (1.2m)

Flame Retardant Rating:  BS3944 PART 1 1992

Compliance:   RoHS, REACH

Temp:               Softening: 257°F (125° C)

                            Melting:  572°F (300° C)

Product Numbers

100 0XXXX 2124

Roscolux 21"x24" Sheets (53cm x 60cm)

100 0XXXX 2148

Roscolux 21" x 48" Sheets (53cm x 1.2m) **EMEA ONLY**

100 0XXXX 4825

Roscolux 48" X 25' Rolls (1.2m x 7.62m)

XXXX = Color Number

 

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