A new grade of acrylic resin offering high light transmission and low surface gloss in making inroads in the auto sector. Supplied by Altuglas International (La Garenne-Colombes, France), a subsidiary of the Arkema group, Altuglas HFI-10 Super Matt is said to meet current market demands for extremely low gloss and distinctive surface texture, while retaining key acrylic properties such as weathering and scratch resistance.
Altuglas HFI-10 claims the lowest gloss of any PMMA available on the market, good impact resistance and a unique matt finish when extruded, which is retained even after thermoforming. The material also features easy processing (rheology adapted to injection, extrusion and coextrusion) and a very pleasant soft touch. Altuglas HFI-10 Super Matt is also available in grades resistant to sterilization by gamma radiation for medical.
Recent commercial applications by the German semi-finished sheet extruder Mitras Materials GmbH (Weiden) include roof paneling and daytime running light [email protected]
Source : plasticstoday.com