What is the difference between acrylic and polyester?
Acrylic and polyester solid surface have many similarities. Acrylic solid surface can be thermoformed to the most demanding radiuses, while polyesters cannot be shaped to as tight a radius. Both acrylic and polyester products will scorch if a hot item is placed on the surface. Both acrylic and polyester can achieve a matte, satin, and high polished finish. Polyester products polish more easily and have the ability to achieve a translucent appearance in a satin or high polish finish.
- What is the actual difference in performance between Spun Polyester, Printed Acrylic and Solution Dyed Fabrics, from the standpoint of fading due to exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays?
- Can you send us samples of an acrylic (or urethane, epoxy, polyester, …) KiON hybrid polymer?
- Why thermosetting acrylic for can coating instead of saturated polyester?