Make Your Vehicle Lighter

by Caroline Wall Upholstery foams & fabrics supplires in Sydney

In the automotive industry, polycarbonate may have earned the remarks of being the most suitable material, but still there's a safe and modern alternative. Well, thanks to the new age manufacturing process which is done through safe chemical bonding.

Nowadays most car manufacturers prefer using polymethyl methacrylate, or PMMA polymer (commonly known as acrylic plastic). It has a number of benefits over polycarbonate and thus the material is safe from all aspects when it comes to replacing polycarbonate especially for the purpose of automotive glazing.

Acrylic are convenient for a number of vehicular applications like decorative trim, door entry strips, ambient lighting and of course automotive glazing. But, why acrylic? Why not polycarbonate or any other material? Let's find out the speciality in PMMA or what we know as acrylic.

Light weight

This is a very basic comparison from other elements. PMMA is half the weight of a glass and also more transparent. This means it has the ability to provide crystal clear visibility even if the temperature is fluctuating or unstable. Its unique molecular structure allows thermoformed acrylic sheets to maintain the light weight and thus, the material is also suitable for window glazing.

Automotive upholstery

The car seating and upholstery plays a major role in making the vehicle lighter. All you need to do is, hire an upholstery service in Sydney and install the best material based on both your and the car's requirement. Foams are lighter and durable too, which means most of the weight of the vehicle can be eliminated.

Scratch resistant

When it comes to glazing, scratch resistance is the primary requirement. With the quality of being light weight, acrylic vehicle wraps and signage comes with a hard surface even if they are uncoated. However, you need to follow stringent rules to achieve the ideal looks of the decoration. This includes proper coating to upkeep the aesthetic appeal. With this, you can achieve the quality of UV resistance, too.

Possibilities of new designs

As they are lighter than glass acrylic materials are perfect for glazing. Be sure to give a thought on the upholstery of your car. Consider, covering the foam with the help of a resin cover (or other fabric material) to increase the aesthetic appeal. With the help of foams and acrylic glazing you can create multiple designs in your car which is crucial when it comes to perspective.

Consult with an upholstery service before choosing the materials and consider installing cut-to-size Dunlop foams.


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