With acrylcolor extrusions EuroWindows opens new horizons for colourful windows and doors in New Zealand. The acrylcolor surface is an extremely UV resistant material. The durability of the surface and the colour (even dark) is superior over powdercoated Aluminium or any painted surface. In coastal areas acrylcolor windows outperform even anodised Aluminium windows in durability! Even after years of extreme weather exposure fading is almost none compared to new profiles of the same acrylcolor.
High scratch resistance and no maintenance are other features of acrylcolor windows.
More than 30 years ago now, our PVCu profiles supplier, GEALAN, developed an innovative and unique technology to combine the positive properties of two materials in a single product. During the thermal co-extrusion procedure, the white or ivory PVCu base body and the coloured acrylic glass (PMMA) are inseparably bonded with one another. The molten acrylic material is applied to all surfaces that will later be subjected to the harsh effects of the sun, wind, rain, frosts and snow.
|Acrylcolor advantages in a summary|
As part of the external facade, the window profiles in particular are subjected to solar radiation, weather, environmental and mechanical influences. So that coloured windows retain their aesthetic appeal over the years, profiles capable of withstanding this load are required. While all our uPVC profiles are engineered to withstand harsh UV radiation and weather, on the colour fading side you're playing it most safe with acrylcolor profiles from GEALAN in the long term. Over the years, in millions of car tail-lights, acrylic glass has proven that it can withstand years of aggressive weather. This same acrylic material is used by GEALAN to create the coloured surfaces of its acrylcolor profiles.
The sun's rays are passing through the infrared-translucent acrylic glass layer. Then to a large extent they are reflected by the white or ivory base body of the extrusion. Therefore the heating effect of the sun on the surface of the extrusion is reduced to a minimum, even with dark colours. The difference in temperature between standard white frames and darker acrylcolor frames is astoundingly small. Even in projects where window units in the same building were installed over several years apart, there is virtually no visible difference between the initial and the latest windows.
The molten fusion of acrylic and PVC under extreme temperatures gives acrylcolor windows their unique toughness. The hard acrylic surface is highly scratch-resistant and is twice as hard as the PVC surface. Acrylcolor windows are therefore counted amongst the most scratch resistant of window construction materials. Measuring around 0.5 mm, the acrylic layer is thicker than any layer of varnish, paint or powder coating. However, if scratches ever happen by accident, they can be easily removed using a Scotch Bright pad.
|Easy to care for
Thanks to the elegant, silky non-porous surface, acrylcolor windows are resistant to dust and dirt. They are practically maintenance-free and incredibly easy to clean.
The acrylcolor shows almost no signs of surface ageing even after many years and unlike powder coated Aluminium or painted wood, there is no need for repainting.
Acrylcolor uPVC windows are fully recyclable. Profile off-cuts are re-granulated and returned to the material cycle. The result is a high-quality ingredient that can be used in creating new products, thereby helping to ensure sustainability.