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Alro Plastics Product: TUFFAK® Family

Plaskolite produces consistent, high-quality polycarbonate sheet under the TUFFAK® polycarbonate sheet trade name. Forming and fabrication characteristics and techniques are comparable to those of other commercial polycarbonate sheet products. TUFFAK® sheet is 300-times stronger than single-strength glass, and significantly tougher than other transparent sheet materials of equal thickness. It’s unlikely that TUFFAK® sheet will break, shatter or chip when bombarded with thrown missiles such as rocks, bricks or bottles. Nor is it likely that this material will break when hammered, twisted or bent. TUFFAK® polycarbonate sheets are offered in a variety of grades specifically designed for certain applications. Below is the various grades available, please feel free to click on any of the products below for more information on that particular product.

TUFFAK® GP (General Purpose)

TUFFAK® GP is the general purpose polycarbonate sheet produced by Plaskolite. This clear sheet comes standard with film masking but can also be supplied in paper masking if needed. TUFFAK® GP polycarbonate sheet is virtually unbreakable and significantly tougher than other transparent materials of equal thickness.

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TUFFAK® FD (FDA Compliant)

TUFFAK® FD polycarbonate sheet complies with FDA requirements for food contact. This non-UV stable sheet offers excellent optical clarity, good heat resistance, and high impact strength.



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TUFFAK® LF (Low Flammability)

TUFFAK® LF low flammability polycarbonate sheet is a flame inhibiting UV stable polycarbonate sheet. It meets the stringent UL 94 V-0 rating at 0.080" thickness, and conforms to FAR 25.853 (a), 1, (i) and (a), 1, (ii).

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TUFFAK® FI (Flame-Inhibiting)

TUFFAK® FI Flame-Inhibiting  Polycarbonate Sheet meets UL 94 V-0 at .060" and UL 94 5V-A at .125" thicknesses. This non UV stable product also conforms to FAR 25.853 paragraph a & b.


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TUFFAK® UV (UV Stabilized)

TUFFAK® UV polycarbonate sheet is an enhanced UV-resistant sheet with exceptional weatherability and superior impact strength. TUFFAK® UV is the perfect choice for architectural applications where extended service life and resistance to color shift is required.

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TUFFAK® SL (Sign Grade)

TUFFAK® SL Sign Grade polycarbonate sheet, available in sheet and reel, is an enhanced UV resistant product with exceptional weatherability and superior impact strength. Available in clear and nine industry standard colors.


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TUFFAK® LD (Light Diffusing)

TUFFAK® LD sheet is a highly UV stable polycarbonate product designed to provide superior light diffusion characteristics while maintaining high light transmission. The proprietary diffuser technology eliminates visible hot spots from pinpoint LED lights in typical flat and formed sign applications.

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TUFFAK® AR (Abrasion Resistant)

TUFFAK® AR abrasion resistant polycarbonate sheet offers superior abrasion resistance and glasslike surface hardness, along with the impact strength of polycarbonate. TUFFAK® AR polycarbonate sheet features a proprietary hardcoat technology that offers protection against chemical and UV attack.

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TUFFAK® 15 (AR, 15 year Warranty)

TUFFAK® 15 abrasion resistant polycarbonate sheet offers superior long-term weatherability, optical clarity, and vandalism protection. Its improved glazing durability and unsurpassed impact resistance, along with enhanced insulating properties and significant weight reduction.

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TUFFAK® OP (Optical Clarity)

TUFFAK® OP polycarbonate sheet is an optically clear, polished surface, UV stabilized material for use in premium visual applications. TUFFAK® OP is backed by a five year warranty against breakage.




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TUFFAK® Lumen XT (Light Diffusing)

TUFFAK® Lumen XT Sheet is a translucent polycarbonate product with a textured surface on one side specifically designed for lighting lenses. It features a unique combination of high light diffusion and high light transmission through a combination of optimized surface texture and advanced diffuser technologies.
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TUFFAK® UC (High Visible Light)

TUFFAK® UC is a polycarbonate product characterized by high visible light transmission in comparison to other polycarbonate products. This product is suitable for lamination with glass using conventional lamination techniques.


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TUFFAK® AU (AR, High Visible Light)

TUFFAK® AU is a hard coated polycarbonate product with high visible light transmission in comparison to other polycarbonate products. This product is suitable for lamination with glass using conventional lamination techniques.



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TUFFAK® TG (Transportation Grade)

TUFFAK® TG Sheet is a hard-coated polycarbonate product designed for exceptional durability. This product is designed to meet the stringent Federal Railroad Administration requirements for impact and ballistic performance, abrasion, chemical and UV resistance.

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TUFFAK® MG (Machine Grade)

TUFFAK® MG machine grade polycarbonate engineering plate is a low stress polycarbonate ideally suited for heavily fabricated, tight tolerance parts. It features extremely high impact strength, high modulus of elasticity, outstanding dimensional stability, and good electrical properties.
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TUFFAK® WG (Window Grade)

TUFFAK® WG window grade polycarbonate engineering plate is an optically clear, low stress polycarbonate plate ideally suited for heavily fabricated, tight tolerance parts. It features extremely high impact strength, high modulus of elasticity, outstanding dimensional stability, and good electrical properties.
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TUFFAK® FC (Formable Coating)

TUFFAK® FC is a transparent polycarbonate sheet that has a formable coating on both sides. This abrasion resistant product can be cold formed or drape formed to mild radii and is suitable for exterior applications. TUFFAK® FC has excellent resistance to damage from windborne debris and has outstanding impact strength.

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TUFFAK® BG (Bus Glazing)

TUFFAK® BG sheet is a hard-coated polycarbonate product designed for exceptional durability. This product is designed to meet requirements for impact performance, and abrasion, chemical and UV resistance in the most demanding situations.


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TUFFAK® HV (Hard Coated)

TUFFAK® HV sheet is a hard coated polycarbonate product designed for applications that demand high optics and durability. State of the art manufacturing and inspection processes support low optical distortion. The high impact strength of Tuffak HV polycarbonate provides a level of safety.

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TUFFAK® TX (Hard Coated)

TUFFAK® TX sheet is a hard-coated polycarbonate product designed to meet demanding transportation glazing applications. The sheet provides high impact performance at half the weight of glass. The advanced hard coat technology provides extended outdoor weathering properties.

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TUFFAK® HYGARD CG

Tuffak® HYGARD CG polycarbonate laminate containment grade sheet that meets ASTM F 1915 and HP White TP 0500. Unlike glass-clad products, this all-polycarbonate laminate resists spalling and white-out after repeated high force impacts, an advantage in maintaining visibility during an attack.

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TUFFAK® HYGARD BR, MS

Tuffak® HYGARD BR and MS ballistic multi-ply laminate grade sheets meets UL 752 rating for ballistic attack. All HYGARD products incorporate TUFFAK® polycarbonate sheet produced for high optical quality in security glazing laminates. Exterior surfaces have a proprietary TUFFAK® AR hard coat that facilitates cleaning and resists marring, chemical, and graffiti attack. The terms of the HYGARD Limited Product Warranty is available upon request.

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