Aurora Plastics offers an exceptionally strong and durable line of compounds for siding applications, including AuroraTec™ rigid PVCs, AuroraFlex™ flexible PVCs and Auroralite™ cellular foam rigid PVC products. We also offer our AuroraShield™ premium pellet capstocks for the ultimate in durability.
The AuroraShield™ line of PVC/Acrylic alloy capstocks are highly weatherable, pelletized compounds designed for exterior applications such as fencing, siding, deck and rail, arbors/pergolas, windows and doors. AuroraShield™ PVC/Acrylic alloys exhibit excellent weathering stability and resistance to water whitening. A major additional benefit is that AuroraShield™ products possess superior processability attributes. These compounds combine the easy processability of rigid PVC and the superior weatherability of acrylic. These highly durable, pelletized capstock compounds are ideal for darker colors and can be applied thinner than standard PVC capstocks. Thinner capstock requires less material, making our AuroraShield™ PVC/Acrylic capstock a high-performance economical solution for exterior applications.
AuroraTec™ exterior weatherable rigid PVC compounds meet AAMA (American Architectural Manufacturers Association) standards for outdoor performance and are highly impact resistant. These compounds are available in powder or pellet form in various colors for siding applications.
Unlike rigid PVC, AuroraFlex™ flexible PVC introduces a plasticizer into the formulation to give properties that are required for non-rigid applications. Aurora Plastics can provide flexible PVC from 35A to 95A Shore A Durometer* to semi-rigid, with specific gravities ranging from 1.15 to 1.65. We use various types of plasticizers to meet specific needs, such as renewable non-phthalate, improved low temperature tolerance and biocides.
Our Auroralite™ cellular foam RPVC products make an excellent wood replacement, combining the maintenance-free features of vinyl with the matte finish look of painted wood. They allow easy nailing and screwing, while providing mildew resistance, rot resistance and weight reduction properties. These compounds are highly recommended for siding applications.
Our R&D experts will help you develop the formulation that meets your specific application requirements.
* NOTE: Durometer hardness is measured with a calibrated durometer using the Shore Type-A scale in a room of consistent temperature. The indenter is inserted for 15 seconds to determine if it passes the ASTM D2240-Durometer Hardness test for the desired durometer.