If you are looking for a 1mm thick extruded acrylic solution with extreme durability, Hardtech™ is a great option.
Hardtech™ is highly scratch- and chemical resistant and has a light transmission of over 91%. Its scratch resistance is rated ≥ 6H pencil hardness, which is among the best ever seen on plastics.
The coating is applied on both sides, which means that it won’t scratch during mounting and assembly as easily as if it was only coated on the front. This results in a better-looking final product with excellent durability over time.
Because of its high light transmission and incredible durability, Hardtech™ is well-suited for both stationary and portable displays regularly used under challenging conditions. This is because the properties of Hardtech™ make it an excellent choice for devices prone to being scratched and heavy cleaning agents such as anti-viral and anti-bacterial disinfectants.
Hardtech™ and Cleartech™ are very similar solutions, but Hardtech™ can only be chosen in 1mm thickness. Cleartech™, on the other hand, can be supplied in virtually any thickness you need.
Apart from thickness choices, Hardtech™ and Cleartech™ are different in that Hardtech™ is an extruded acrylic solution, whereas Cleartech™ is a cast acrylic base material.
Therefore, the main reason we have Hardtech™ in our product portfolio is that it is more cost-efficient for applications where a 1mm thick extruded acrylic is the right choice.
Interested in Cleartech™ instead?
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There are a lot of exceptions depending on what features you need for your application. Because of these exceptions, we are more than happy to talk with you about our options.
We are – after all – experts when it comes to optical filter and cover glass solutions.