As of 5/1/12, Bayer Material Science purchased Arkema’s Tuffak® polycarbonate sheet business.
The substitute for Tuffak® A is Makrolon® GP (General Purpose grade).
MaterialScience's Letter to customers
Bayer Substitute - Makrolon® GP (General Purpose grade)
Tuffak® A polycarbonate sheet is the basic grade of a high-impact polycarbonate plastic sheet produced by Altuglas International. Alro Plastics is
an authorized distributor for Arkema and the Tuffak line of products.
Virtually unbreakable,Tuffak A sheet is 300-times stronger than single-strength glass, and significantly tougher than other transparent sheet materials
of equal thickness. It’s unlikely that Tuffak® A sheet will break, shatter or chip when bombarded with thrown missiles such as rocks, bricks or bottles.
Nor is it likely that this material will break when hammered, twisted or bent.
At the same time, Tuffak® A polycarbonate sheet is light in weight, transmits 85% to 89% light in normal window thicknesses, and has good weatherability .
UV-stabilizedTuffak A sheet has good resistance to solar exposure for five to seven years in moderate climate. Such exposure over a wide temperature range does not affect its impact strength.
- High Impact Resistance
- Chemical Resistance
- Light Weight
- General Purpose
- Signage & Displays
- Transportation - Rail