ASA gives outstanding appearance and weathers well
Great Lakes Home & Resort has introduced a new line of hot tub shells in vibrant, highly weatherable colors which use GE Advanced Materials' Geloy XTW E290 resin. The resin is a new extrusion grad...
Great Lakes Home & Resort has introduced a new line of hot tub shells in vibrant, highly weatherable colors which use GE Advanced Materials’ Geloy XTW E290 resin. The resin is a new extrusion grade of acrylic-styrene-acrylonitrile (ASA) for large-part thermoforming. GE developed the grade for Great Lakes to enable the hot tubs to stand up to prolonged outdoor use while retaining aesthetic appeal.
“Our design engineers worked closely with GE to develop this exceptional portfolio of colors,” says Rick Mouw, president of Great Lakes Home & Resort. “The enhanced color and high-gloss finish of the Geloy resin is dramatic — so much so that it stands out from across the show room floor.”
The use of Geloy XTW in this application virtually eliminates clouding, fading or cracking, and offers excellent UV and chemical resistance.
GE and Spartech Plastics have jointly developed a multi-layer sheet incorporating Geloy XTW that provides exceptional performance and maintains its superior appearance for three to five times longer that conventional ASA resins. The WeatherPro G material system combines a base of tough engineering resin with a core of Geloy XTW E290 and a clear top layer.
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