• Commitment To Quality
  • Finishing & Assembly
  • Injection Molding
  • Profile Extrusion

 

2/6/2018

 

 

Considering lens performance, Diffuse Frost PVC offers properties and material performance similar to Acrylic (PMMA), often at a significantly lower cost.  Typical lens profile cost has a 10-15% savings compared to manufacturing the same lens in acrylic.  There are multiple grades of diffusion with our PVC to work with the needs of your project.  

 

Lens PerformanceDiffuse Frost PVCAcrylic/PMMA
Light Transmission at 0.060" (1.5mm)

81% Low Diffusion
72% Medium Diffusion
69% High Diffusion

81% Low Diffusion

Diffusion Half Power Angle (DLD)

26° Low Diffusion
41° Medium Diffusion
58° High Diffusion

26 ° Low Diffusion

Tensile Strenth2
Tensile Modulus2
Tensile Elongation2

7,360 psi
400,000 psi
20%

7,330 psi
330,000 psi
43%

Flammability (UL 94)

V-O @ 1.5mm

5VA @ 2.0mm

HB @ 1.6mm

Notched Izod Impact

2.3 ft-lb/in

0.6 ft-lb/in

Heat Deflection Temperature4

157°F/69°C

182°F/83°C

UV Stability

Good

Excellent

Chemical Resistance

Excellent

Good

Typical Lens Profile Cost

10-15% Savings5

Baseline

1ASTM D-1003 measured by Polymer Diagnostics, Inc.
(PDI) on extruded profiles
2ASTM D-638
3ASTM 256
4ASTM D-648 66 psi, unannealed, 0.125"
5Savings depends on profile size and production volume

 

Contact us today to learn more and discuss your project!

sales@customplasticsinc.com

847-439-6770