Blinds & Shutters
Aurora Plastics offers an exceptionally strong and durable line of compounds for blinds and shutters, including our AuroraTec™ rigid PVCs, AuroraShield™ premium pellet capstocks, Auroralite™ rigid cellular PVC foam, and AuroraGuard™ compounds that provide high-heat, low-smoke zero-halogen and flame-retardant properties.
AuroraTec exterior weatherable rigid PVC compounds meet AAMA (American Architectural Manufacturers Association) standards for outdoor performance and are highly impact resistant. These compounds are available in powder or pellet form in various colors for blind and shutter applications.
With AuroraTec PVC composites, enhanced dimensional stability is achieved. At more than twice the tensile or flexural modulus of typical PVC substrates, higher performance-engineered profiles are possible. Combined with a lower coefficient of expansion, you also get significantly less contraction or expansion due to temperature fluctuations. They can be used as stand-alone compounds or as structural substrates, along with capstock, in two-part systems for applications that require high weatherability.
AuroraShield capstocks are highly-weatherable, pelletized compounds designed for exterior applications. AuroraShield PVC/Acrylic alloys exhibit excellent weathering stability and resistance to water whitening.
These compounds also combine the easy processability of rigid PVC and the superior weatherability of acrylic. AuroraShield capstocks are ideal for darker colors and can be applied thinner than standard PVC capstocks. A thinner capstock requires less material, making AuroraShield a high-performance economical solution for exterior applications.
AuroraShield ASA (acrylonitrile styrene acrylic) is an amorphous resin designed to provide outstanding weather resistance. Similar to ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) in mechanical properties, ASA provides excellent ultraviolet, water whitening and stress crack resistance. These grades exhibit low heat build-up, good flow, good aesthetics, impact strength, toughness, flame retardancy, dark color weatherability and a wide range of viscosities. This series also has recyclable and environmental-friendly products. It can be processed using compounding.
Auroralite compounds are designed to be light weight and dimensionally stable in a variety of applications. Auroralite rigid PVC cellular foam includes powder compounds that generate lightweight, low-density profiles ideal for blinds and shutters. These PVC cellular foam extrusion grade compounds can be used as a lightweight wood replacement that can be easily cut, routed and shaped just like real wood, with the added benefit of being rot, warp and crack resistant. Because of its reduced density (lighter weight), processors are able to make more parts with less compound.
AuroraGuard CPVC compounds are ideal in applications that require low smoke, high-heat performance. As a result, it is ideal for a variety of building and construction applications that require high temperature and/or flame performance and smoke ratings, such as blinds and shutters.
Our compounds are developed by a professional R&D staff with decades of formulating experience. Our team will work with you to determine the exact formulation to best meets your needs.