The history of field performance of Plasticlad® has demonstrated excellent resistance to weather in exterior applications under varied environmental conditions. The ingredients comprising Plasticlad® are commonly found in exterior vinyl sidings and window components. Accelerated exposure to UV testing shows no yellowing of the product, in fact Plasticlad® actually gets whiter with exposure to UV rays for the first seven to ten years. Additional testing is ongoing to accurately determine the long term environmental effects on Plasticlad®.
The oxygen index of Plasticlad® is 35%. An oxygen index in excess of 26% denotes a material as self extinguishing, meaning a fire will not continue to burn once the flame source is removed. By comparison, birch has an oxygen index of 21% and oak carries an index of 23%.
The flame spread index of Plasticlad® is 25. Plasticlad® is a self extinguishing material that will not burn once an active flame source has been removed.
Applications, processing, and finishing methods and techniques are presented as typical. Information presented herein is considered accurate to the best of our knowledge. It is offered for your investigation and consideration, and should not be construed as a representation or warranty expressed or implied, for which Plasticlad, LLC assumes any legal responsibility. Our warranties are limited to those expressly stated in conditions of sale or written contracts. Methods of use and conditions vary and are beyond the control of Plasticlad, LLC, therefore Plasticlad, LLC disclaims any liability incurred as a result of the use of its products in accordance with the data contained in our how to manual or on our physical properties charts. No information contained herein shall be construed as an offer of indemnity for infringement, or as a recommendation to use the products in such a manner as to infringe, on any patent, domestic or foreign.