AcryliCo has developed new acrylic and polycarbonate forming techniques which guarantee superior optical qualities in our windshields. In addition, AcryliCo was the first company to hard-coat polymers for which we received the IBEX Innovation award.

ACRYLICO IS ONE STEP AHEAD THROUGH CONSTANT INNOVATION

We benchmark our success through our indefatigable pursuit to introduce radical new concepts within the transparency industry

FIRST TO PRODUCE 100% UV BLOCK

In an era where windows are increasingly bonded-in rather than mechanically fastened, AcryliCo was the first within the industry to utilize special acrylic formulations to block harmful UV rays which otherwise might compromise the bonding agent. In the automotive industry this is achieved with an interior paint line called a “frit”. On polymer’s however, the paint line becomes a liability on both the inside due to adhesion issues, or the outside compromising cosmetic appeal. The use of UV blocking acrylic has twin-fold benefits; solving the frit problem and protecting the interior components from fading.

Furthermore, this formulation blocks substantial IR, alleviating the work-load of air conditioning units.

INGENIOUS GROMMET SOLUTION:

The use of pre-installed grommets has been around the industry for some time. However, AcryliCo has pioneered the one-piece grommet and spacer making installation even easier for the OEM.

NO NEED FOR WINDSHIELD LANDING AREA:

AcryliCo also developed a system to ease installation of windshields by injecting a polymer “foot” onto the windshield. In this way, the windshield can be secured onto the top surface of the center console without the need of a landing area. This system competes with extruded aluminum attachment systems.

Currently AcryliCo is looking into more sustainable materials. The by-word is “lightening” which entails saving weight wherever possible to lessen the power requirements necessary to achieve stated performance on boats.

MULTIPLE  PRESTIGIOUS AWARDS FOR OUR PRODUCTS AND INNOVATION

Our returns are less than 0.5%; a testament of Acrylico’s ethos to produce the very highest quality products

HIGHEST QUALITY HARD COATINGS:

AcryliCo utilizes nothing but the best coating elements available on the market today. These performance based products add value to the end product by incorporating abrasion, chemical and impact resistance.

AcryliCo has comprehensive experience in this area with an outstanding record of consistently achieving excellent results. Our coatings have been rigorously tested and approved by major manufacturers, with some of these now confidently introducing windshield wipers on their screens, yet without any detrimental effects on the clarity or visibility of the surface.

PRESTIGIOUS IBBEX AWARD FOR INNOVATION:

In 2008, AcryliCo was very proud to have been presented with the prestigious IBEX Innovation Award for excellence within the industry. Our dedication to achieving perfection within the many complex processes required for the production of top quality hard coatings is perhaps the single most significant milestone within our notable roster of success stories.

 

THIS LABEL TELLS A STORY AND IT IS OF GREAT SIGNIFICANCE IT’S A BIG DEAL!

Exceptional quality with outstanding value

EXCELLENT BENEFIT FOR LONG-LASTING DURABILITY

AcryliCo is now offering hard coatings on all its windshields. Once applied, this coating provides a glass-like surface, offering acrylics a whole new life and exceptional durability.

From the boat builder’s viewpoint, coated parts offer customer value at an economic price. We estimate for most center console windshields, the coating will only add an incremental cost of in between 12 to 15% to the final price. So for example, for a $60.00 windshield, the coated version will add less than $10.00 to its total cost.

PEACE OF MIND FOR MANUFACTURER

Remarkably, this is an investment offering excellent long term dividends for both manufacturer and boat owner alike. In the shop during the manufacturing process, the coating will provide a greater resistance to damage, such as assembly or during the painting process, making paint lines harder to scratch since the coating goes over the paint and hence over-spray can easily be removed, even with acetone!

ASSURANCE FOR THE BOAT OWNER

From the boat owner’s perspective, the use of ammonia-based cleaners have been damaging windshields for decades. Despite the cleaning instruction stickers clearly indicating the use of “soapy water”, sooner or later the Windex comes out and this will be the beginning of the windshield’s demise; deteriorating to the point where it requires replacement — No more.

Acrylico’s coating will provide the boat owner with a windshield holding similar durability characteristics to glass, yet at the price of acrylic and at half the weight of glass. A further benefit is that water will bead off the coating, similar to the properties of Rainex application, yet with the added bonus of being scratch resistant. Furthermore, wash downs can now be carried out with the same products as used on the boat.

SERVICE-TO-SUPPLY SAMPLES AVAILABLE FOR INDEPENDENT TESTING

AcryliCo has introduced a service to supply coated samples of current production windshields to all our customers for independent testing. Finally, the time has come when smaller boats can enjoy the same high profile advantages of product long established as the benchmark for high performance offshore racers. “This is good stuff!”, said one of our fast-boat customers. “I had to sand the surface because paint won’t stick to it and used up a box of 320 grit to rough up maybe three feet!”

STATE OF THE ART CLASS 10,000 CLEAN ROOM

We are pleased to say, AcryliCo has made a huge investment in this technology. To achieve a perfect hard-coat application, demands a state-of-the-art class 10,000 or better clean room with rigorous temperature and humidity controls. Our indefatigable determination and meticulous application to create the finest quality products which surpass industry standards comes at the cost of increased labor which exceeds the actual cost of the coating, but we firmly hold the opinion it is well worth it!

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If you would like to know more about our innovative products and services, please call or write to us for a free consultation. You may rest assured AcryliCo’s expertise in advanced acrylic and polycarbonate manufacturing techniques can help you transform your distinctive boat design into reality.

Where acrylic designs are concerned, there are literally infinite opportunities for you to bring into play and create products which not only exemplify the unique design features of your boat, but ultimately help to reinforce the distinctive styling of your brand.

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AcryliCo has developed new acrylic and polycarbonate forming techniques which guarantee superior optical qualities in our windshields. In addition, AcryliCo was the first company to hard-coat polymers for which we received the IBEX Innovation award.

FIRST TO PRODUCE 100% UV BLOCK

In an era where windows are increasingly bonded-in rather than mechanically fastened, AcryliCo was the first within the industry to utilize special acrylic formulations to block harmful UV rays which otherwise might compromise the bonding agent.

In the automotive industry this is achieved with an interior paint line called a “frit”. On polymer’s however, the paint line becomes a liability on both the inside due to adhesion issues, or the outside compromising cosmetic appeal. The use of UV blocking acrylic has twin-fold benefits; solving the frit problem and protecting the interior components from fading.

Furthermore, this formulation blocks substantial IR alleviating the work of air conditioning units. 

INGENIOUS GROMMET SOLUTION:

The use of pre-installed grommets has been around the industry for some time. However, AcryliCo has pioneered the one-piece grommet and spacer making installation even easier for the OEM.

 

NO NEED FOR WINDSHIELD LANDING AREA:

AcryliCo also developed a system to ease installation of windshields by injecting a polymer “foot” onto the windshield. In this way, the windshield can be secured onto the top surface of the center console without the need of a landing area. This system competes with extruded aluminum attachment systems.

Currently AcryliCo is looking into more sustainable materials. The by-word is “lightening” which entails saving weight wherever possible to lessen the power requirements necessary to achieve stated performance on boats.

 

HIGH QUALITY HARD COATING

AcryliCo utilizes nothing but the best coating elements available on the market today. These performance based products add value to the end product by incorporating abrasion, chemical and impact resistance.

AcryliCo has comprehensive experience in this area with an outstanding record of consistently achieving excellent results. Our coatings have been rigorously tested and approved by major manufacturers, with some of these now confidently introducing windshield wipers on their screens, yet without any detrimental effects on the clarity or visibility of the surface.

PRESTIGIOUS AWARD FOR INNOVATION:

In 2008, AcryliCo was very proud to have been presented with the prestigious IBEX Innovation Award for excellence within the industry. Our dedication to achieving perfection within the many complex processes required for the production of top quality hard coatings is perhaps the single most significant milestone within our notable roster of success stories.

We benchmark our success through our indefatigable pursuit to introduce new radical new concepts within the transparency industry.

THIS LABEL TELLS A STORY AND IT IS OF GREAT SIGNIFICANCE
IT’S A BIG DEAL!
Exceptional quality with outstanding value
EXCELLENT BENEFIT FOR LONG-LASTING DURABILITY

AcryliCo is now offering hard coatings on all its windshields. Once applied, this coating provides a glass-like surface, offering acrylics a whole new life and exceptional durability.

From the boat builder’s viewpoint, coated parts offer customer value at an economic price. We estimate for most center console windshields, the coating will only add an incremental cost of in between 12 to 15% to the final price. So for example, for a $60.00 windshield, the coated version will add less than $10.00 to its total cost.

PEACE OF MIND FOR MANUFACTURER

However, this is an investment which offers excellent long term dividends for both manufacturer and boat owner alike. In the shop, during the manufacturing process, the coating will provide more damage resistance, such as making paint lines harder to scratch since the coating goes over the paint and over-spray can be easily taken off, even with acetone!

From the boat owner’s perspective, the use of ammonia-based cleaners have damaged windshields for decades. Despite the cleaning instruction stickers clearly stating the use of “soapy water”, sooner or later the Windex comes out and the windshield will deteriorate to the point where it requires replacement — No more.

Acrylico’s coating will provide the boat owner with a windshield holding similar durability characteristics to glass, yet at the price of acrylic and a lot less weight. Water will also bead off the coating, similar to the properties of Rainex application with the added bonus of being scratch resistant. Wash downs can now be carried out with the same products as used on the boat.

SERVICE-TO-SUPPLY SAMPLES AVAILABLE FOR INDEPENDENT TESTING

AcryliCo has introduced a service to supply coated samples of current production windshields to all our customers for independent testing. Finally, the time has come when smaller boats can enjoy the same high profile advantages of product which has long being the benchmark for high performance offshore racers. “This is good stuff!”, said one of our fast-boat customers. “I had to sand the surface because paint won’t stick to it and used up a box of 320 grit to rough up maybe three feet!”

STATE OF THE ART CLASS 10,000 CLEAN ROOM

We are pleased to say, AcryliCo has made a huge investment in this technology. To achieve perfect application demands a class 10,000 or better clean room with rigorous temperature and humidity controls. There may be an increase in labor over and above the actual cost of the coating, but we firmly hold the opinion it is well worth it!

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If you would like to know more about our innovative products and services, please call or write to us for a free consultation. You may rest assured AcryliCo’s expertise in advanced acrylic and polycarbonate manufacturing techniques can help you transform your distinctive boat design into reality.

Where acrylic designs are concerned, there are literally infinite opportunities for you to bring into play and create products which not only exemplify the unique design features of your boat, but ultimately help to reinforce the distinctive styling of your brand.

 

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