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Altuglas® PMMA gives a new look to PVC

03-25-2011 08:22 AM CET | Industry, Real Estate & Construction


Altuglas International recently extended its range of acrylic resins with the launch of Altuglas® DRT Matt AS.

Altuglas® DRT Matt AS is a real innovation for PVC profiles market in applications such as roller-blinds, pool covers, decking boards and weatherboarding, gutters, garden greenhouses, windows, etc. It opens the way at last to a whole range of bright and dark colours that above all are long-lasting.

Tired-looking shutters and weatherboards are out: cherry reds, bottle greens, navy blues and the like are in! The choice of colours is unlimited. A co-extruded layer of transparent or coloured Altuglas® DRT Matt AS is used to protect the PVC substrate.

Altuglas® DRT Matt AS is a grade offering high impact resistance, with a matt surface finish that is soft to the touch and antistatic. It provides enhanced resistance to UV and scratching, thus ensuring long life. Another quality not to be neglected: the cost is lower than conventional laminated solutions, as the process is carried out in a single step.

An example of Success Story : the Océplast French company, which is specialized in the design and extrusion of custom PVC profiles for the joinery and other industries, has come up with a new range of coloured roller-blind slats by combining PVC with Altuglas® DRT Matt AS.

More about PMMA resins:
Widely known as “acrylic glass”, polymethyl methacrylate polymer in resin form has exceptional optical properties that are better than those of glass. These properties have made it the product of choice for those working in many sectors of industry, from automotive to building.

More about Altuglas International, subsidiary of the ARKEMA group:
Altuglas International, integrated world leader in PMMA, is highly involved in the technical plastics sector - from MMA monomer to PMMA acrylic glass. Altuglas International develops and produces new products to suit the needs of its customers worldwide. It employs 1,300 wholly dedicated staff, who contribute daily to the three business sectors (MMA, PMMA sheet and PMMA resins). –

Press contact :
Altuglas International
89 Boulevard National
T 33.1 78 66 23 21

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