SHIELDUP™ Flex

Flexible Acrylic Sheet: SHIELDUP™ Flex

The SHIELDUP™ Flex acrylic sheet can be bent manually – without any thermoforming – to save time and money. This simplifies the production of 2D curved pieces and others that demand flexible material. There are multiple applications for this technical plastic that simultaneously offers transparency, flexibility, lightweight and UV and impact resistance: all types of windows, display units, household appliances, lighting, personal protective screens, etc. Add a touch of flexibility to your process!


A Flexible Acrylic Sheet: A World Premiere

This major innovation reduces the SHIELDUP™ Flex sheets bending modulus to 1100 MPa (compared to our classic sheet)! As a result, at any given thickness, the SHIELDUP™ Flex acrylic sheet is three times more flexible than a classic sheet, without adding any plasticizers. The sheet remains mechanically effective, while retaining all of its original properties.


This flexibility gives designers greater freedom to shape their pieces as they choose and simplifies the manufacturing processes for any pieces with complex 2D geometric aspects.


An Unprecedented Combination of Benefits

In addition to the intrinsic properties of PMMA – scratch resistance, UV resistance (no yellowing over time) and extreme transparency – SHIELDUP™ Flex sheets offers the same incredible chemical and shock resistance as the SHIELDUP™ range, but with enhanced pliability.


This completely novel combination of benefits for an acrylic sheet makes this innovation the ideal solution for projects that require a material that is perfectly clear, durable, light-weight, sturdy and flexible.


A Source of Unlimited Innovation

The SHIELDUP™ Flex acrylic sheet can be used in traditional PMMA applications like windows in the transportation sector (RVs, boats, cars, motorcycles, etc.) and the fields of architecture and industrial windows, but also in signage, lighting, furniture and protective screens. With all of its properties,  this innovation opens the door to new applications, such as in electronics (smart object screens) and other personal protective equipment.


Are you looking for a durable, ultra-transparent flexible material that is both shock-resistant and detergent-resistant? Opt for convenience, time and money savings and, lastly, high performance with the SHIELDUP™ Flex sheet!

Properties

  • Flexibility
  • Very high impact resistance (even when cold)
  • Very high resistance to cleaning products
  • 50% lighter-weight than glass
  • 92% light transmission rate

Markets

  • Automotive and transportation
  • Building and construction
    • Signage
    • Signs and displays
    • Urban visual communication
  • Consumer goods
    • Electronics
    • Furniture
    • Personal care products
    • Pharmaceutical industry
    • Sports and leisure
  • Electronics and electrical
    • Electronics
    • Light and lighting

 

Applications

  • Automotive glazing
  • Boat
  • Interior and exterior lighting
  • LED lighting
  • Rear projection screen
  • Screen display applications
  • Signage
  • Signs
  • Sports equipment
  • Windshields

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