Both natural and artificial light are no match for the UV protection of ACRYLITE® Gallery UV filtering (OP3). Offering the best available UV protection in the industry today, it is sure to protect your art, sketches, and images for many years to come. Find out below just how powerful this sheet can be when fighting against UV light.
Damage from Ultraviolet Light is the #1 Problem for Framers
When art, sketches and images are not protected properly, harmful UV rays can age the artwork by breaking the chemical bonds of color molecules. The more the color molecules break down, the more the once flawless art fades away. When the damage is done, the effects are irreversible. The good news? This is preventable when using ACRYLITE® Gallery UV filtering (OP3)!
The Science Behind Better UV Protection
No other acrylic glazing can compete with ACRYLITE® Gallery UV filtering (OP3) when it comes to UV protection. ASTM classifies UV filtering acrylic as blocking 95% of UV rays in the 200-390 nanometer light range. Looking at the chart below, you can see the percentage blocking of UV light at three different wavelengths for ACRYLITE® Gallery UV filtering (OP3) as it compares to the top competitors in the market.
- At 380nm, ACRYLITE® Gallery UV filtering (OP3) is just above its competitors.
- At 390nm, ACRYLITE® Gallery UV filtering (OP3) continues to block out nearly 100% of UV light, while others show diminished levels of UV protection.
- Toward the upper end of the UV spectrum at 400nm, ACRYLITE® Gallery UV filtering (OP3) continues to excel, while the others drop off precipitously.
The evidence is clear. If you’re looking for the absolute best UV protection, you’re looking for ACRYLITE® Gallery UV filtering (OP3)!
The competitive data depicted in the graph above was generated via measurements taken from actual competitive samples obtained from the general marketplace. The data shown here is believed to be accurate and is shown as a general representation of product performance compared to other products listed above. One should always generate their own test data to verify accuracy. Light transmission data was generated in accordance with “ASTM D4802 – Standard Specification for Poly (Methyl Methacrylate) Acrylic Plastic Sheet”.