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Alro Plastics Product: TUFFAK® XL (Weatherable Grade)

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Size and Availability:

Sheet / Slab stock
- Thickness: .080"thk to .500"thk standard
- Sheet sizes: 48"x 96", 60"x 96", 72"x 96" and 48"x 120"
- Custom sheet sizes available upon request




 
As of 5/1/12, Bayer Material Science purchased Arkema’s Tuffak® polycarbonate sheet business. The substitute for Tuffak® XL is Makrolon® UV (Enhanced UV stability grade).

Bayer MaterialScience's Letter to customers

Bayer Substitute - Makrolon® UV (Enhanced UV stability grade)

Tuffak® XL weatherable polycarbonate sheet is a newer grade of polycarbonate sheet product from Altuglas International. It’s 300 times stronger than single-strength glass and significantly stronger than other transparent sheet materials.

Tuffak® XL polycarbonate sheet is produced via a proprietary process that creates a built-in UV barrier. As a result, sign makers using this sheet gain many advantages, including extended life of its impact properties, longer term yellowing resistance and higher light transmission over standard, general-purpose polycarbonate sheet.

Surface haze and yellowing will combine to reduce light transmission through a sign material. Tuffak® XL polycarbonate sheet retains a high degree of light transmission over standard polycarbonate, allowing your sign image to remain crisp and clear for a longer period of time.


Features:

  • Built in UV barrier
  • Highest impact of Altuglas line
  • Designed specifically for sign applications
  • Improved whiter white
  • Thermoformable
  • UL recognized 10 year warranty against yellowing and loss of light transmission

Applications:

  • Traffic walk / don’t walk signs
  • Transportation - Rail
  • Store front signage
  • Signage and display
  • Windows