This Superhard Vueguard® 801 coating treatment is available as Water-Clear (WC) for plastic sheets and molded articles, offering superior resistance to scratching and abrasion. While Vueguard® 801 has been designed primarily for acrylic (polymethylmethacrylate) and polycarbonate substrates, other plastics may benefit from its application.

POLYCARBONATE TEST DATA

Environmental Exposure

Unexposed Humidity (1) Water Immersion(2)
Light Transmittance (%) (3) 91 92 92
Haze (%) (4) 0.0 0.0 0.1
Adhesion (%) (5) 100 100 100
Yellowness Index Change (6) 0.4 0.5 0.5

1. Humidity: 120 hours @ 52°C and 100% RH (ASTM D-2247)
2. Samples immersed in water for 10 days at 70 ºC
3. Light Transmittance: ASTM D-1003
4. Haze: ASTM D-1003
5. Adhesion: ASTM D-3359
6. Yellowness Index: ASTM D-1925

Scratch/Abrasion Tests

Haze Change (3)
Uncoated Coated
Steel-Wool Scratch (7) 48.5 0.0
Pencil Hardness 7B 5H

7. Steel-Wool Scratch: Steel-wool rotary test representing severe scratching using a #0000 steel-wool pad at
50 psi for 100 rotations
8. Pencil Hardness Tester (Wolf-Wilburn): 750 grams @ 45º

Chemical Resistance (9), (10)

Uncoated Coated
Gasoline X L
Toluene X L
Acetone X L
Ethanol L L
Trichloroethylene X L
Cleaning Agent L L
5% Ammonia S L
10% Caustic Soda S L
50% Caustic Soda X L
10% Sulfuric Acid L L

9. Chemical Resistance: Similar to ASTM D-1308 but more severe (evaporation minimized) through continuous contact with reagent
by means of a pad in the mouth of an inverted bottle placed on the specimen
10. L—Long-term contact, greater than 24 hours
M—Medium-term contact, up to 8 hours
S—Short Term contact, up to 1 hour
X—Immediate attack: do not use

Additional Substrate Materials

  • ABS
  • Polyetheretherketone
  • CR-39
  • Polyphenylene Sulfide
  • Polyamide
  • Polysulfone
  • Polyarylate
  • Polystyrene
  • Polyester
  • Metallized Plastic
  • Polyethersulfone
  • SAN

ACRYLIC TEST DATA

Environmental Exposure

Unexposed Humidity (1) Water Immersion(2)
Light Transmittance (%) (3) 93 93 92
Haze (%) (4) 0.1 0.1 0.1
Adhesion (%) (5) 100 100 100
Yellowness Index Change (6) 0.4 0.4 0.5

1. Humidity: 120 hours @ 52°C and 100% RH (ASTM D-2247)
2. Samples immersed in water for 10 days at 70 ºC
3. Light Transmittance: ASTM D-1003
4. Haze: ASTM D-1003
5. Adhesion: ASTM D-3359
6. Yellowness Index: ASTM D-1925

Scratch/Abrasion Tests

Haze Change (3)
Uncoated Coated
Steel-Wool Scratch (7) 48.5 0.0
Pencil Hardness (8) B >9H

7. Steel-Wool Scratch: Steel-wool rotary test representing severe scratching using a #0000 steel-wool pad at
50 psi for 100 rotations
8. Pencil Hardness Tester (Wolf-Wilburn): 750 grams @ 45º

Chemical Resistance (9), (10)

Uncoated Coated
Gasoline L L
Toluene X L
Acetone X L
Ethanol L L
Trichloroethylene X L
5% Ammonia L L
10% Caustic Soda L L
50% Caustic Soda L L
10% Sulfuric Acid L L

9. Chemical Resistance: Similar to ASTM D-1308 but more severe (evaporation minimized) through continuous contact with reagent
by means of a pad in the mouth of an inverted bottle placed on the specimen
10. L—Long-term contact, greater than 24 hours
M—Medium-term contact, up to 8 hours
S—Short Term contact, up to 1 hour
X—Immediate attack: do not use

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