The VueGuard® 901-WC FL water clear flexible hardcoat is one of PCI Labs’s families of solvent-based UV cured coatings for many plastic substrates. VueGuard® 901-WC FL is a crystal clear coating offering outstanding optical properties, flexibility, scratch and abrasion resistance. In addition, this coating has exceptional chemical resistance. This is an excellent topcoat with a wide range of uses well known for its durability in very demanding applications.

Range of Uses

VueGuard® 901-WC FL is used where optical clarity, scratch and chemical resistance are required. This is a highly flexible and machinable coating. The following are examples of applications:

Lenses Automotive parts
Displays Injection molded parts
Gauges Instruments and test equipment
Mirrors Prescription eyewear
Aircraft Windows Appliances
Signs Recreational and sport eyewear
Eye safety Cosmetic closures

Water Clear Flexible Hardcoat Application Methods

VueGuard® 901-WC FL may be applied via spray (hand or automated), dip, spin, roll or flow coating.

Chemical Resistance

VueGuard® 901-WC FL coated products have excellent resistance to many chemicals. They will resist diluted sulfuric acid, alcohols, aromatic solvents such as toluene and xylene, trichloroethylene and gasoline.

Scratch and Abrasion Resistance

The VueGuard® 901-WC FL hardcoat delivers extended service life when compared to uncoated substrates while maintaining an attractive appearance. Test conducted using both Performance Coatings International Laboratories, LLC’s steel wool scratch tester and the Taber Abrasion Tester show no attack in either case.

PC Substrate Haze Change (ASTM D-1003)
Uncoated Coated
Steel Wool Scratch #0000 steel wool pad at 24 psi for 100 rotations 28.1 1.4
Abrasion ASTM D-1044 100 cycles 32.0 8-12

Surface Printing

Surface printing over VueGuard® 901-WC FL coated products is feasible by using our proprietary surface treatment PST-1126.

Cleaning Instructions

VueGuard® 901-WC FL coated sheets and fabricated parts may be cleaned using ordinary liquid window cleaners and a soft cloth.

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