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New PVC Grades from PolyOne Boost LED Lens Performance

Published on 2018-05-23. Author : SpecialChem

TAGS:  Electrical & Electronics     Cost Efficiency     Metal Replacement    

Resilience™ LS High Reflectance PVC, one of two new grades from PolyOne, offers higher light reflectance and other performance benefits than typical metalized PC
Resilience™ LS High Reflectance PVC,
one of two new grades from PolyOne, offers higher
light reflectance and other performance benefits
than typical metalized PC
At Lightfair, one of the world’s largest architectural and commercial lighting trade shows, PolyOne unveiled two new rigid vinyl grades for LED lens applications within its Resilience™ LS family. These cost-effective thermoplastics provide LED manufacturers with an alternative to traditional polymers with no tradeoffs in performance.

Rigid Vinyl Grades –Alternative to Traditional Polymers


Resilience™ LS Frost PVC offers equivalent properties and material performance to acrylic (PMMA) at a notably lower cost, depending on volume and profile size. Typical lens profiles achieve roughly 10-15% savings compared to production of the same part in acrylic.

Resilience™ LS High Reflectance PVC performs on par with metallized plastics, such as polycarbonate (PC) and acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), and offers higher light reflectance without metallization. Production costs are reduced by eliminating the vacuum metallization step.

Lowering Cost by Replacing Metals


Jim Mattey, global marketing director, Performance Products & Solutions for PolyOne, said:
“PolyOne’s formulated rigid vinyl, with inherent properties of durability, flame retardance and impact resistance, is an effective and efficient choice for many LED applications. These materials help our customers to lower total costs by replacing metals or other plastics while still meeting all performance targets as well as UL and ingress protection requirements.”

The Resilience LS family of rigid vinyl polymers includes a full range of materials for LED luminaires, including lenses, housings, and reflectors.


Source: PolyOne
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