Aurora Plastics offers an exceptionally strong and durable line of compounds for fence applications, 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 fence applications. AuroraTec RPVC can be either clear or opaque. opaque PVC has additives, such as fillers and pigments to block transparency and impart a specific color. Clear rigid PVC is the same compound, just without the fillers and pigments.
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 acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) 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.
Our Auroralite cellular foam RPVC products make an excellent wood replacement, combining the maintenance-free features of vinyl with the matte finish look of painted wood. They allow easy nailing and screwing, while providing mildew resistance, rot resistance and weight reduction properties. These compounds are highly recommended for fence applications.
AuroraGuard CPVC compounds are ideal in applications that require low smoke, high-heat performance. As a result, it is perfect for a variety of building and construction applications that require high temperature and/or flame performance and smoke ratings such as fences.
AuroraGuard TPOs (thermoplastic polyolefins) are multiphase compositions in which one phase consists of a material that is hard at room temperature and fluid when heated, and the other phase consists of an elastomeric material that is soft and rubberlike at room temperature. Aurora Plastics offers both halogenated and non-halogenated TPO based materials. Various fillers and additives are also incorporated to meet required specifications by material & design engineers. All AuroraGuard TPOs can be color matched with UV additives to pass OEM accelerated weathering and two year outdoor weathering tests.
All Aurora Plastics compounds are developed by a professional R&D staff with decades of formulating experience in the building and construction field. We will work with you to determine the formulation that best meets your specific needs.