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ALUCEL, THE NEW ULTRALIGHT ECOLOGICAL MATERIAL FOR FAÇADES

Alucel are Polimer Tecnic panels with an original design, made with 100% recycled aluminum foam, with a unique design that combines lightness and resistance in all its projects. 

Strong, durable, highly corrosion resistant aluminum foam panels that are recyclable. Alucel is synonymous with quality and sustainable construction.

The advantages of Alucel aluminum foamed panel: 

• Innovative design.

• Durability.

• Lightness.

• Easy maintenance.

• Variety of surfaces and colors.

Alucel materials for architecture:

• Building façade systems.

• Canopy structures for shade/sun, exterior pergolas and original walls.

• Interior design.

• Unique lighting solutions.

• Decorations.

• Indoor and outdoor installations.

• All kinds of interior design and furniture projects.

• Store decoration. 

• Decoration of party rooms.

A product 100 ecological% that adds to its avant-garde and innovative design, its commitment to the environment. Foamed aluminum panels are lightweight and suitable for all types of facades. An excellent choice for light facades, made with sustainable materials, which provide a plus of originality and futuristic design. 

Alucel is the protagonist in the design of original facades and in which it not only participates as a design element, but also as a thermal insulator. Alucel diffuses the light that enters through the facades, creating welcoming environments and filtering UV rays, in turn reducing energy consumption when maintaining the temperature of the building.

Foamed aluminum panels are an ecological and sustainable material and can be used both indoors and outdoors. Made from recycled aluminium, Alucel panels are lightweight (90% lighter than traditional materials) and easy to install. Its maintenance is practically zero, as it has a non-porous surface on both sides, water repellent, and is also easy to clean. Alucel is a sustainable, lightweight material with high resistance to mechanical stress and easy installation that provides sound and light insulation both in exterior and interior projects. A recyclable material that can be used in ventilated facades, decorative panels, lighting projects, shade structures for parks, lattices... both indoors and outdoors. 

Alucel complies with European fire regulations that allow it to be installed on facades to which, in addition to providing a plus of originality in its design, it offers great resistance and durability.

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All types of rigid plastic

Rigid plastics are used in many industries and sectors for their properties and advantages. There are many types of rigid plastic, but some of the most common are methacrylate plates, polycarbonate plates, PVC plates, foamed PVC plates, PETG plates, ABS plates. Each has its own characteristics and uses.

Polypropylene, polystyrene, nylon, polycarbonate and methacrylate are examples of rigid plastics that have found their way into the consumer market. In fact, the rigid plastics market is expected to reach $240.000 billion by 2025, making it a thriving product category.

The first step in making a rigid plastic product is choosing the right material. We recommend starting with a rigid plastic sheet or plate that can be cut and shaped to create the product you want. Here's a quick look at some of your options.

methacrylate plates

El methacrylate in plates it is light and impact resistant, and its transparency shows a great optical quality. They are lighter than glass, but can break easily.

Advantages of methacrylate plates:

  • It is a light material
  • Easy to cut, drill and shape
  • Low maintenance
  • High transparency
  • Excellent weather resistance

Mirror methacrylate plates

This type of light and impact resistant rigid plastic, its applications are varied such as gyms, nurseries, architecture and interior design. Printable stuff.

Advantages of mirror acrylic sheets:

  • High reflection and optical sharpness.
  • Good resistance
  • Light.
  • It doesn't break like glass.
  • Free of halogens.
  • Available in different colors.
  • Flexible.

polycarbonate plates

This type of rigid plastic is incredibly durable and has excellent resistance to chemicals and heat. It is ideal for protective equipment such as enclosures for machinery and pergolas. It's also lightweight and has great optical properties, which means it lets a lot of light through.

Advantages of polycarbonate sheets:

  • High impact resistance
  • High transparency
  • Large size sheets are available
  • Excellent weather resistance

polypropylene plates

El polypropylene It is a very versatile material, it is used for both packaging and digital printing. Its low cost and weight make it ideal for visual communication.

Advantages of Polypropylene sheets:

  • Low cost material.
  • Recyclable.
  • Suitable for food use.
  • Strong and durable.
  • Resistant to water and humidity.
  • Good resistance to chemical agents.
  • Under weight.
  • Washable.
  • Ease of machining.
  • Printing support.

PVC sheets

It may surprise you to learn that this type of plastic is used in a wide range of products, including pipe insulation, floor tiles, and even roofing. When it comes to home building materials, PVC board is definitely one of the products you'll want to look into.

Advantages of PVC sheets:

  • Impact resistence.
  • Excellent for vacuum thermoforming.
  • Good mechanical properties.
  • Chemical resistance.

Foamed PVC plates

If you need more strength than normal PVC can provide, foamed PVC is the way to go. Its "foamability" adds strength while remaining light enough to work with easily. Its insulating properties also make it perfect for outdoor use. With so many advantages, foamed PVC sheets are an option you should consider.

Advantages of foamed PVC sheets:

  • They can be easily molded
  • Available in different colors and finishes
  • Easy installation by gluing or welding

PETG plates

These plates are made from polyethylene terephthalate, which is the same material that soda bottles are made from. It is another very durable option, ideal for containers and containers, since it does not break easily or shatter when it falls on the ground, as glass does.

Advantages of PETG sheets:

  • High definition in thermoforming.
  • No pre-drying required.
  • Fast cycles at low temperature.
  • Good fire behavior.
  • Good resistance to chemical agents.
  • Suitable for food use.

ABS plates

Last but not least, these are acrylonitrile butadiene styrene plates.

Advantages of ABS sheets:

  • High mechanical and chemical resistance.
  • Rigid and homogeneous.
  • Thermoformable.
  • Different surface textures.
  • Custom colors.
  • Excellent mechanical properties.
  • good surface quality

There is a wide range of options to consider when buying rigid plastic plates, as we have just discussed. Manufacturers vary widely in their products and production methods, so how do you choose the right one?

At Polimer Tecnic we are specialized suppliers of rigid plastic plates capable of supplying any material mentioned in this article in a wide range of thicknesses, colors and finishes.

Feel free to contact us on our page https://www.polimertecnic.com/contacto/ to locate your closest business advisor. We provide technical advice on projects and materials and distribute all over the world.

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THE BEST MATERIALS FOR DISPLAYS

A display or PLV is an advertising element where promotional messages are communicated and products can also be displayed at points of sale. Used in supermarkets, boutiques, department stores, fairs, hotels, perfumeries, beauty centers, opticians, travel agencies, etc. They are the best allies in the world of marketing, to highlight any product. For this reason, at Polimertecnic we would like to propose a list of best display materials that you can buy in our company.

What materials are used for displays and exhibitors?

The most used plastic materials when making a display or POS are Foamed PVC, methacrylate and cellular polypropylene, but at Polimer Tecnic we have materials such as Vitprint or aluminum panels, which offer additional benefits. When deciding on the material to make a display, there are various factors to take into account, such as the graphic quality of the print, the resistance of the material in external conditions, easy handling, robustness, lightness, etc. Below we detail some recommendations.

Foamed PVC for displays

If the fundamental characteristic that we need for our display materials is a good print qualityOur Foamed PVC is the recommended material. Inside the PVC, the vitprint It has a great lightness, greater robustness and lower price, while the Vitprint HR, it can additionally be bent and provides greater chemical resistance on the surface.

Aluminum composite for displays

If in addition to a good printing surface, what we are looking for in our materials for displays and exhibitors is a material of high resistance and durability on the outside, vitbond, made with aluminum panels and a recycled polyethylene core, will be the most suitable material.

Polypropylene for displays

The most economical alternative if we are looking for materials for displays and exhibitors is provided by the cellular polypropylene, although the printing is not of the highest quality.

If we look for a ecological material of great resistance, both indoors and outdoors and with the highest printing quality, we obtain it with alveolar polypropylene.

Methacrylate for displays

Other types of displays or POS seek to reinforce a luxurious brand image or seek to stand out from the environment by incorporating light, and for this we recommend the recycled methacrylate vitroflex, both indoors and outdoors and may have improved resistance to perfumes.  

Other plastic materials for displays Exhibitors

El recycled polycarbonate It is a good alternative when good behavior against fire is required. Another of the Polimer Tecnic materials with a high resistance to the exterior is glass deck, with an appearance similar to wood, it has a rustic and natural appearance, which makes it a suitable material for use in outdoor theme park displays, garden centers, playgrounds, etc.

At Polimer Tecnic, we advise you on the materials that best suit your needs and we have specialized professionals within the VISCOM (visual communication) sector. Do not hesitate to contact us if you need advice, through our email viscom@polimertecnic.com.

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TYPES OF ECOLOGICAL PLASTIC AND ITS IMPORTANCE

Every day it is more common that the old idea about plastic as a polluting material is changing trend. Although it is true that plastic waste tends to be polluting, in turn said waste can be recycled virtually unlimitedly.

At an architectural level, plastic allows applications in which its lightness and resistance to external conditions or humidity puts it ahead of other products such as glass or wood. In the industrial and automotive sector, the old metal components are today replaced by high-strength lightweight plastics, which favor the lightness of the means of transport, thus reducing fuel consumption. As experts in recycling plastic materials, today at Polimer Tecnic we are going to explain everything you need to know about the types of ecological plastic that exist.

Types of ecological plastic

At Polimer Tecnic we are experts in plastic materials, we work with different recycled plastics, giving them a new use and thus contributing to sustainability. These are the types of ecological plastic that we offer:

Recycled laundry methacrylate:

It is a colorless material ten times lighter than glass and highly resistant to ageing. It is produced from the chemical recovery of methacrylate residues. This process makes it possible to obtain a product with the same characteristics as the non-recycled product and to recycle it an unlimited number of times. The recycled cast methacrylate It is characterized by its transparency and ease of polishing its surface to recover its characteristic surface shine, which is why it is a highly demanded ecological plastic.

pouring methacrylate

Vitrodeck recycled WPC decking:

Vitrodeck recycled WPC flooring is a material designed for the execution of outdoor ecological WPC decking, technical wood made with recycled plastics from industrial and urban waste. It is a resistant and durable ecological plastic product, suitable for spaces such as parks and gardens, and even walkways in ports and beaches where they can be continuously exposed to water, without suffering damage. The industrial origin of the raw material prevents the spread of pests and the usual damage to materials such as wood.

Recycled polyethylene profiles:

Material that is produced with the use of urban, industrial and domestic waste, generating one of the most ecological and resistant options, within the range of plastics. Suitable for the realization of pergolas and all kinds of urban furniture material and garden furniture.

Recycled polyethylene profiles can also be used in fences, enclosures and railings for balconies and terraces.

RPC, recycled polycarbonate:

Within the industrial sector, mainly the automotive industry, is one of the main consumers of recycled polycarbonate, a material that adds to the resistance of polycarbonate, the reuse of the material in its production. A light, safe and easy-to-clean material, suitable for making trays or other elements.

PET, one of the most used recyclable plastics

PET (the most used plastic in the world) is one of the most recycled materials. It is the material with which food consumption containers, hygiene and cleaning products and packaging are mainly manufactured. PET is a plastic whose recycling is practically unlimited and from its reuse new containers, technical wood or even fibers are obtained with which textiles can later be produced. 

Recycling plastic: a commitment to the environment

At Polimer Tecnic we have a firm commitment to the environment. The cuttings of our materials are separated in a specific way, always prioritizing the option of recycling, thus extending the useful life of the material, while reducing the number of waste. Our spending policy 0, commits us to reduce the environmental footprint as much as possible and that is why we are committed to ecological plastic and recycled plastic materials.

Do you want to know more about our recycled plastics or do you want to request a quote for recycled plastic? Contact us and we will attend to your request with pleasure.

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What is alveolar polypropylene? : Uses and characteristics

More and more sectors are betting on this type of polypropylene, from the world of advertising, industry and architecture, but what?what is alveolar polypropylene? From Polimer Tecnic, manufacturers in plastic materials, we want to offer a complete guide on this versatile material.

WHAT IS ALVEOLAR POLYPROPYLENE?

Alveolar polypropylene is a resistant and light material, ideal for creating packaging to protect, separate and transport goods. Its great versatility allows adaptation to multiple sectors in which the food, pharmaceutical or cosmetic sectors stand out. Easy to handle, it is suitable for the design of any type of signage and packaging, characterized by its lightness, rigidity, resistance to chemical products, resistance to weathering and its exceptional flatness. Is the ecological alternative to foamed PVCIt does not contain harmful substances, it is easily recyclable and its combustion does not generate toxic gases.

This is one of the most suitable materials for printing, in reference to its quality/price. Compared to other materials, such as methacrylate or PVC, polypropylene is a unique product in terms of value for money, which also allows its reuse. Now that you are clear about what alveolar polypropylene is, we are going to study its main characteristics:

ALVEOLAR POLYPROPYLENE: CHARACTERISTICS

  • Great resistance to fracture and tear: Alveolar polypropylene is a very resistant product that withstands strong blows and will hardly break or suffer scratches, which is why it is widely used outdoors.
  • Soundproofing and insulating characteristics: Another reason why this plastic is used in architecture is precisely because it has insulating properties and effectively dampens sound.
  • Suitable for food use: Many people in the food industry ask themselves: What is foam polypropylene? The truth is that, although it may seem surprising, this material is also common in this sector, since it does not leave toxic substances that could affect the food it protects.
  • Optimum quality/price ratio: Thanks to the characteristics of this product, it is a good alternative to foamed PVC, a more expensive material with similar characteristics.
  • easily actionable: At Polimer Tecnic we know our product very well, and for this reason we can affirm that the process of creating and manufacturing this material is much easier than with other plastic materials.
  • Good rigidity: Another characteristic of this type of polypropylene is its hardness and rigidity. It does not bend easily and can withstand great impact.
  • Resistant to water and humidity: Another characteristic of this product that makes it suitable for exteriors is precisely its resistance to humidity and rain.
  • good chemical resistance: In the industry it is common to find this plastic material as it resists possible spills of chemical products, making it a very safe material to work with.
  • Great resistance to compression: In the same way that it has good rigidity, cellular polypropylene also resists compression well.
  • Lightweight: Unlike other materials, cellular polypropylene weighs little, making it useful for a wide variety of everyday uses, from boxes, dividers and more.
  • Reusable: Today it is important that the materials we use are environmentally friendly. It is for this reason that another of the characteristics of this product is that it can be easily reused.

USES OF ALVEOLAR POLYPROPYLENE

  • Posters.
  • Protective packaging.
  • Exhibitors.
  • pallet protection
  • construction applications
  • Floor and wall panels
  • Boxes
  • Separators.
  • trade show booth walls

DIFFERENCES BETWEEN ALVEOLAR AND CELLULAR POLYPROPYLENE

The main difference between alveolar and cellular polypropylene is their density and their internal structure shape.

alveolar polypropylene It is a thermoplastic polymer sheet that comes in a wide variety of colors, although it is usually used in white. It is made up of a coextruded honeycomb core that gives it rigidity. Direct printing on foamed polypropylene offers unique results. It is a material, unlike cellular, that offers great flatness and a great print finish. This base is ideal for business signs or shop signs.

El cellular polypropylene (PP, according to its abbreviation in English), is a thermoplastic polymer that is used in endless applications as an ideal product for packaging projects and the textile industry. It is an ideal material for real estate signs, signage of construction billboards or ephemeral outdoor signage, among others.

HOW IS POLYPROPYLENE PRINTED?

Alveolar polypropylene is indicated for use in posters both exteriors and interiors and the impressions can be single-sided or double-sided. A varnish can be added to the finish to add shine and protect the surface of the poster. The alveolar polypropylene allows the corona treatment that provides a higher quality of the impression.

Although the most common types are natural or white alveolar polypropylene, there is a wide variety of colors for this material, such as green alveolar.

ALVEOLAR POLYPROPYLENE FOR OUTDOORS

The resistance and versatility of this material make it a product suitable for outdoors, thanks to its interior cell design. Its inner honeycomb structure makes alveolar polypropylene very light, insulates, and at the same time is very resistant. Also, it is not easily deformed.

Now that you know: What is foam polypropylene? and you have known its uses and characteristics, we invite you to place your orders at Polimer Tecnic, a company with many years of experience working with and for professionals from all kinds of sectors and offering the best solutions for plastic materials. Contact us For a tailor-made budget for your project, we will gladly assist you.

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ALL THE POSSIBILITIES AND TYPES OF COLOR METHACRYLATE

At Polimer Tecnic we have a wide range of colored methacrylate, ranging from transparent colored methacrylate, through translucent methacrylate to opaque methacrylate, which has a greater color saturation, preventing the passage of light. At Polimer Tecnic we make all kinds of custom colors and we have various textures or surface finishes of methacrylate. We offer glossy finish (glossy), one-sided satin (satin) and satin on both sides (bisatin), which, added to the variety of shades, allows us to present one of the largest ranges and types of colored methacrylate on the market. With our Vitroflex methacrylate the customization possibilities are immense, we have materials for all kinds of clients. What are the possibilities offered by colored methacrylate? Let's look at some examples.

Transparent methacrylate in fluorine colors

If what you are looking for is originality and being able to surprise with the material, at Polimer Tecnic we offer other alternative versions to the transparent colored methacrylateVitroflex Fluo, is the casting methacrylate of fluorescent colors that stands out for its very bright colors, the material has intensely colored edges, in which the plate seems to have its own light. There are also Vitroflex soft Fluo sheets, which are almost colorless and have only slightly colored edges. 

Colored backlit methacrylate

Within the range of methacrylate colors at Polimer Tecnic, there are colors especially suitable for backlit applications, as is the case with Vitrofex day and night a mass-pigmented material with colors, which change color when illuminated from the back. The perfect material for signage and signage for both day and night.

If you need a material that is backlit, the Vitroflex backlightt are acrylic compact plates indicated for use in lighting with the BACKLIGHT system (rear light), which allows the replacement of traditional light bulbs or fluorescent by LED diodes, optimizing its efficiency by selecting the most optimal diffuser.

Colored methacrylate with original textures

When we think of types of colored methacrylate, we usually imagine the transparent versions of tinted methacrylate, but there are also other versions of the original methacrylate, which stand out for their versatility and multiple uses, among them we highlight:

- Vitroflex mirror, is a mirror with high reflection that offers the lightness and resistance to breakage of methacrylate (10 times higher than glass). It is mainly recommended for applications in nurseries, nursing homes, Visual merchandising, store design… and/or where safety considerations require a good resistance to breakage of the methacrylate sheet.

– Vitroflex metal, is the metallized cast methacrylate plate with sophisticated gold or silver finishes, among others.

pastel colored methacrylate

Remember that at Polimer Tecnic we can manufacture methacrylate in the range of colors that you need to measure. Within the wide range of methacrylate colors from Polimer Tecnic, we can find the greatest variety and types of methacrylate in pastel colors. By clicking on the following links you can see the multiple color versions:

Custom colored methacrylate and online

At Polimer Tecnic we have a workshop with the latest technology, where we can carry out various manufacture process such as laser cutting and engraving or carrying out all kinds of complementary work, to adjust the piece to your needs.

Within the Polimer Tecnic website you can make your online shopping. If you need a specific ral, a measure, a finish or a color, you can go to our contact email info@polimertecnic.com and we will help you with the selection of your material.

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EXTRUSION METHACRYLATE APPLICATIONS

At Polimer Tecnic we meet customers who ask us, how many types of methacrylate are there?

Cast methacrylate vs. Extrusion methacrylate

What is the difference between casting and extrusion methacrylate? There are mainly two types of methacrylate: casting methacrylate and extrusion methacrylate, which differ in their production process.

  1. The production process of pouring methacrylate it is more traditional and is carried out by pouring molten acrylic between two pieces of glass, which form the mold. The material hardens thanks to the polymerization process, which consists of gradual cooling and heating of the plate.
  2. for the manufacture of Vitroflex PMMA extrusion, Extruder machines process molten acrylic pellets between their rollers, pressing the material into solid plates as the pellet cools. Extrusion methacrylate has excellent transparency and is very easy to handle, allowing simple cutting, milling and polishing processes with carpentry tools.

Qualities of extrusion methacrylate

There are many qualities of extrusion methacrylate, and that makes it the perfect ally in the creation of many everyday objects. Extrusion methacrylate is suitable for thermoforming and machining and does not give off toxic combustion gases. It is a highly transparent material with better impact resistance than glass and is ten times lighter than glass. It is a product that remains unchanged over time maintaining its properties, transparency and brightness. Below, you will find a list that will help you understand the multiple applications that extrusion methacrylate has:

  • Good resistance
  • Excellent transparency.
  • Cheaper cost than casting methacrylate.
  • Allows screen printing.
  • Possibility of manufacturing large lengths under minimum order.
  • Suitable for exterior applications.
  • Greater thickness accuracy than cast methacrylate.
  • It allows wide productions of material.
  • Faster production process than casting methacrylate.
  • Free of halogens.

Uses of extrusion methacrylate

The advantages of extrusion methacrylate allow a wide variety of applications, among which the following stand out:

  • Both mobile and fixed protection screens for airports, at check-in counters check-in, car rental offices, currency exchange offices, information counters…etc.
  • Protection dividing panels or screens for public libraries, at main counters or shared reading tables.
  • Protection walls in the checkout line of supermarkets.
  • Protection screens for food in: greengrocers, butchers, fishmongers...
  • Dividing partitions within work centers.

At Polimer Tecnic we can carry out different extrusion methacrylate handling processes such as: cutting, polishing and joining pieces. All of these allow the adaptation of the extrusion methacrylate plates to the space and/or project that you need. That's why we encourage you to contact us whenever you want for your projects with this material. Do not hesitate to call us to offer you our best quote.

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ANTI-ABRASION OR ANTI-SCRATCH POLYCARBONATE

Polycarbonate is one of our most impact resistant materials, and the combination with a high strength coating makes it an excellent glazing material for many applications.

Although it is true that we are used to defining it as anti-scratch or anti-scratch polycarbonate, in reality, we should name it as anti-abrasion polycarbonate. The fundamental difference between anti-abrasion polycarbonate and anti-scratch polycarbonate is that anti-abrasion polycarbonate can resist chafing from a soft aluminum pad or scratches produced by the common use of the material, while anti-scratch polycarbonate, as its name suggests, should not be able to be scratched in acts of vandalism with sharp or pointed elements, and therefore ordinary glass could not be considered anti-scratch either.

Abrasion-resistant polycarbonate shows much higher impact resistance than other materials such as glass, making it an anti-vandal material suitable for demanding applications such as shop windows, vehicle windows, skylights and transparent protections in general. Its resistance to scratches is much higher than that of standard polycarbonate, thanks to its hardened surface coating, maintaining an appearance similar to glass and a high resistance to breakage and abrasion.

In the following video you can see the difference between a standard polycarbonate and an anti-abrasion polycarbonate.

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Polimer Tecnic: speed, proximity, quality and flexibility

From Polimer Tecnic we want to invite you to our stand A252 at the C-Print 2022 fair, which will take place next April 26, 27 and 28 at the Crystal Pavilion in Madrid.
At C-Print, we will showcase our latest news: 

VITPRINT HR. A rigid, low-density, sandwich-type panel made of foamed polystyrene with a high-quality printing surface. 

- VITROFLEX WALLGUARD. Transparent plates with an anti-scratch surface that can be printed on the back and applied as a wall covering, on other elements or backlit. Excellent Bs1d0 fire classification according to ISO13501.

You can also find our usual products for lettering. 

Feel free to contact contact with your commercial, so that you can send them your invitation. 

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REGULATIONS R118 AND R43

Vitroflex PC anti-abrasion is the polycarbonate with a hardened surface coating and similar appearance to glass, from Polimer Tecnic. It has a high resistance to breakage and abrasion, which allows its use in parts for public transport vehicles. Anti-abrasion polycarbonate has great chemical resistance, allowing it to be properly disinfected with a wide range of cleaning products.

The Vitroflex PC anti-abrasion complies with the European automotive regulations ECE R118 and ECE R43 for buses and its certification is delivered to the customer, upon request.

The European R43 standard corresponds to materials used on the outside of the vehicle in rear windows, sides, skylights ... while the R118 certification corresponds to materials used inside the vehicle such as the walls of the driver's cabin. Vitroflex polycarbonate anti-abrasion is a material suitable for use inside vehicles, in items such as partitions and outside, where it has protection against UV rays for use in skylights, windows, spotlights ... At Polimer Tecnic we advise you on any project that requires R118 and R43 certification.

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