Extreme thermoplastic olefins (TPOs) come in low gloss (LG), high gloss (HG), and decorative (D) grades. The materials are tough, resist surface crazing, cracking, and exposure to chemicals and UV radiation, and can be painted or bonded using conventional primers and paints.
The TPOs are said to replace large fiberglass and metal parts and to overcome thermoforming inconsistencies. They are 100% recyclable and are produced without volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions.
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