PolyOne Corporation, a premier global provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions, today announced the availability of UltraTuf™ SG Chrome, a highly reflective thermoplastic sheet with the look of real chrome.
UltraTuf SG Chrome material is made using Eastman Tritan™, a copolyester that provides the toughness and weatherability required for exterior signage applications. This material offers durability levels far greater than those of acrylic, with a notched Izod impact strength of 18.4 ft-lb/in, and a heat deflection temperature of 185°F at 264 psi.
“Our new UltraTuf SG Chrome sheet is the latest example of our continued development of material solutions for the sign industry,” said Kendall Justiniano, marketing director, PolyOne Designed Structures and Solutions. “With the high reflectivity of chrome, it enhances visual appeal while still meeting tough performance requirements.”
Combined toughness and aesthetics make this an attractive solution for a variety of market segments that continually seek to showcase and differentiate their brands, such as automobile dealerships and national retail chains.
UltraTuf SG Chrome sheet is available with clear or white substrate and can be backlit for an even more stunning effect on indoor and outdoor sign faces and displays. The material provides ease of fabrication and good formability and is also suitable for thermoforming applications with shallow draw or low stretch requirements.
Source : polyone.com