Capstock Resin provides UV protection for ABS substrates.

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Solarkote A acrylic capstock resin, in layers as thin as 6 mil, screens out UV radiation. Suited for coextruded applications, resin can also be used on watercraft, recreational vehicles, lawn/garden products, building/construction, automotive accessories, outdoor enclosures, tubs, spas, and pool accessories.



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Solarkote® A Acrylic Capstock Resins Extend UV Protection for ABS Substrates


Solarkote A acrylic capstock resins for coextruded applications extend ultraviolet protection of ABS substrates to a new level. Typical capped ABS applications include marine, personal watercraft, recreational vehicles, lawn/garden products, building/construction, automotive accessories, outdoor enclosures, tubs, spas, and pool accessories.

The rich vibrant appearance of ABS parts capped with Solarkote A acrylic resin withstands the test of time and nature's elements. The clarity, color, and UV resistance of a Solarkote A surface are far superior to these properties for competitive ASA capstocks. Additionally, a Solarkote A acrylic surface exhibits excellent durability to ensure long-lasting beauty.

Solarkote A acrylic capstock resins also improve the economics of extruder processing. Special formulations in layers as thin as six mils screen out damaging UV radiation while reducing raw materials cost.

In short, Solarkote A acrylic capstock resins in thinner layers provide better balance of cost, beauty, performance and rework behavior for ABS substrates.

The Solarkote line of products is marketed by Atoglas worldwide. For more information on Solarkote A acrylic resin, contact Don Hone, market development manager, Atoglas of ATOFINA Chemicals, Inc., 2000 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103. Phone 215-419-7148.

About Atoglas

Atoglas is a global business that manufactures and markets polymer resin and sheet products worldwide. In North, South, and Central America, these are sold as Plexiglas® acrylic molding and extrusion resins and Plexiglas acrylic sheet. Atoglas also markets Solarkote® acrylic capstock resins, Tuffak® polycarbonate sheet and Implex® impact acrylic sheet. In Europe, acrylic resins are sold under the Oroglas® trade name and acrylic sheet under Altuglas®. In Asia Pacific, acrylic resins are marketed as Oroglas® and acrylic sheet as Goldglas®.

www.atoglas.com

www.solarkote.com

www.plexiglas.com


About ATOFINA Chemicals

ATOFINA Chemicals, Inc. produces high-performance chemicals and polymers. Headquartered in Philadelphia, ATOFINA Chemicals employs 3,000 people, and reported sales in 2001 of $1.4 billion. ATOFINA Chemicals is part of ATOFINA, the world's 5th largest chemical company with 72,000 employees and sales in 2001 of $17.5 billion (EUR19.6 billion). ATOFINA is the chemical branch of TotalFinaElf (NYSE: TOT), the world's 4th largest oil and gas company with 123,000 employees and sales in 2001 of $94 billion (EUR105 billion).

www.AtofinaChemicals.com

Plexiglas, Tuffak, Implex, Oroglas, Altuglas, and Goldglas are registered trademarks, and Atoglas is a trademark, belonging to Atofina. Solarkote is a registered trademark of ATOFINA Chemicals, Inc.

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