At Cottage Corporation, our team can treat your new plastic products so they avoid UV degradation. Unfortunately, many plastics degrade due to UV rays from natural sunlight. However, not all UV degradations are caused by natural sun rays. They can also be caused by strong UV rays from indoor fluorescent lights.
When the covers of certain fluorescent lights aren’t made properly, they can easily be degraded, which can adversely affect other plastic products in the area. Here, our experts at Cottage Corporation will discuss various ways we can treat the plastic products we create for you, so they refuse radiation degradation and last for as long as you need them to. Our team’s products are state-of-the-art, and we will show you why.
How Does UV Radiation Cause Plastic To Degrade?
We all know what UV radiation can do to our skin when we’re not careful, but oftentimes we don’t consider how it affects the products we use. At Cottage Corporation, we are ahead of the game and understand that each of our products needs to be thoroughly studied and treated to ensure they last for their given lifespan. If plastics are not treated, UV radiation can cause them to degrade. However, there are a variety of environmental factors that may affect whether plastic degrades and how quickly it can degrade. Some of the factors include:
● The angle and height of the sun
● The amount of cloud coverage
● The product’s altitude
We take each of these factors into account when creating our plastic products. However, if these factors aren’t fully taken into account, the plastic will degrade. The first sign of plastic degradation is discoloration of the material. When the material begins to degrade, it becomes brittle and begins to warp and disintegrate. In extreme cases, such as plastic products in space, the plastic can melt if it’s not properly treated. To learn more about plastic degradation stemming from UV radiation, contact us.
What Do We Do To Treat Our Products?
Through years of testing and research at Cottage Corporation, we have found that there are three primary ways to treat plastics before they are used for everyday needs. We typically treat each of our products with either stabilizers, absorbers, or blockers. Each of these has different properties, which affects how they are able to protect your products. After we have applied the proper treatment for your plastic product, we will test it to ensure it meets the necessary standards. To learn more about our UV radiation treatments, contact our team today.
How Do We Guarantee Our Products Are UV Resistant?
In recent years, a variety of standards have been put in place, so that most plastic products have to meet certain exposure levels. Depending on what products we make for you and what you plan to use them for affects the treatments we use. Outside product standards are different from indoor product standards, and we will treat each one accordingly. Our state-of-the-art products and processes are proven and meet national standards.
Contact Cottage Corporation Today
If you are searching for new plastic display products, contact our team at Cottage Corporation today. Our team creates state-of-the-art plastic products that prevent UV radiation to give your business the best displays. To learn more about our capabilities and how our products can help you, contact us today. If you are looking for a quote, give us a call at 612-722-9090 or message us on our contact page.