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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.

PlasticsToday Staff

April 11, 2012

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Matt acrylic grade finds favor in daytime running light covers

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.

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Hyundai has opted for the low-gloss grade for daytime running light covers, (above), while roofing panels are another appropriate application.

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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 covers.-[email protected]

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