Strataglass is a clear, press-polished, poly-vinyl sheet (PVC) with a special, scratch resistant coating. Strataglass, LLC brought this technology to market in 1994 and revolutionized the marine enclosure industry. Since that time, it has been adopted into the automotive and architectural industries as well as a few other niche markets.
Clear vinyl products have the advantage of being flexible and rollable but this comes at a price. To be flexible, it has to be softer than its stiff counterparts (glass, plexiglass, acrylics, polycarbonates, etc) which means it scratches easier. The addition of the Strata coating to our vinyl helps avoid these scratches but the product is not scratch-proof, it can be damaged and proper care should be taken to avoid sharp edges and scuff points.
With proper care (use of the IMAR products as described on the Care and Maintenance video) customers can expect a life expectancy in excess of 3-5 years. Areas of intense sun exposure or industrial fallout will stress the vinyl, you may recommend increased coverage with the IMAR Strataglass Polish for these areas.
Sheet size is 54in x 110in (137cm x 279cm). Choice of thickness is .030 mil, .040 mil, and .060 mil. The .040 mil version has the option of clear, light smoke or dark smoke tints.