WEB EXCLUSIVE: Stratagem SMR multi-layer TPO sheet from Premiere Material Concepts (PMC), Findlay, Ohio, combines the surface durability and weatherability of acrylic with the impact resistance of TPO. Stratagem SMR is said to combine PMC’s technology for scratch and mar resistance with the aesthetic benefits of a durable, jewel-like finish. PMC says this product is a “groundbreaking development” because thermoformers have been looking for better scratch and mar resistance since the advent of high-gloss TPO cap layers in 2003. Stratagem SMR reportedly allows use of up to 20% regrind and is available with thermoformable, removable protective masking. It’s aimed at sports and recreational vehicles, heavy trucks, and marine and agricultural equipment.
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