When it comes to compounds for capstock, Aurora Plastics offers options for high durability, easy processing, and high weatherability.
Our AuroraTec™ high flow extrusion grade rigid PVC compounds are designed for easy processing. These highly impact resistant compounds are available in weatherable and non-weatherable formulations to meet various application requirements.
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.
We also offer the best in weatherability (UV and water-whitening resistance) with our AuroraShield™ PVC/Acrylic alloy capstock compounds. These compounds combine the easy processability of rigid PVC and the superior weatherability of acrylic. These highly durable, pelletized capstock compounds are ideal for darker colors and can be applied thinner than standard PVC capstocks. Thinner capstock requires less material, making our AuroraShield PVC/Acrylic capstock 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 acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) in mechanical properties, ASA provides excellent ultraviolet (UV), 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.
Our compounds are developed by a professional R&D staff with decades of experience in formulating for capstock. We will work with you to determine the formulation that best meets your needs.