Five Reasons to Glaze with ACRYLITE® Gallery UV filtering (OP3) Acrylic


When glazing with ACRYLITE® Gallery UV filtering (OP3) acrylic sheet, cherished memories can be preserved and relived for many years to come. Images and artwork will be long lasting, void of unwanted UV damage, when placed behind this material meant to conserve.

Here are the top five reasons to choose ACRYLITE® Gallery UV filtering acrylic.

1. Ultimate UV Protection

Harmful UV rays can age images and artwork by breaking the chemical bonds of color molecules. The more the color molecules break down, the more the cherished pieces begin to fade away. When the damage is done, the effects are irreversible. However, when protecting these pieces behind ACRYLITE® Gallery UV filtering (OP3) acrylic, there's no longer any need to worry about UV rays deteriorating the vibrancy of these color molecules.

ASTM classifies UV filtering acrylic as blocking 95% of UV rays in the 200-390 nanometer light range. ACRYLITE® Gallery UV filtering (OP3) acrylic goes beyond this requirement. At a 390nm light range, this material blocks 99.7% of UV light. For more results, see how our material compares to top competitors in the market as it relates to UV protection based on light range.

2. Acid Free Sheet

ACRYLITE® Gallery UV filtering (OP3) acrylic is commonly used in applications such as framing, shadow boxes, and display cases. That is why this material is free of plasticizers and acids that could potentially damage framed images, artwork, and more.

3. Nearly Two Decades of Weatherability

Even under harsh weathering conditions, ACRYLITE® Gallery UV filtering (OP3) acrylic remains constant in its UV filtering capacity. Between exposure to sunlight and moisture, simulated in a EMMAQUA® accelerated weathering test, the surface of this material will not deteriorate for many years leading to a long service life. Find out more about this accelerated weathering process.

4. Available with a Non-Glare or Abrasion Resistant Surface

ACRYLITE® Gallery UV filtering (OP3) acrylic can also come with a non-glare surface or an abrasion resistant coating for added benefits. ACRYLITE® Gallery UV filtering non-glare (OP3 P99) is designed to reduce glare when the acrylic is flush against images. This soft matte finish will minimize glare and reflection for the best viewing potential. ACRYLITE® Gallery UV filtering mar resistant (OP3 MR) protects against scratching and dulling due to some chemical cleaners such as alcohol and ammonia products. This material is easy to clean with common household cleaners to ensure simple upkeep.

5. Backed with a Warranty

For further assurance of the quality of this material, Roehm America LLC has backed ACRYLITE® Gallery UV filtering (OP3) with a warranty. Read the full warranty for further details.

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