Newsletter – April 2023
ARLA PLAST SOLUTIONS
FOR THE BUS INDUSTRY
Arla Plast can offer various product solutions for internal and external sheet materials in both
opaque and transparent.
Our plastic sheets are used for a wide variety of applications in buses and coaches that include glazing,
interior wall panels, partitions, headliners, information panels, light diffusers and body parts.
Thermoplastics offer a number of advantages over metals, wood, and fibreglass/SMC including outstanding aesthetics, durability, and sound insulating properties.
As they are also extremely lightweight, they contribute to improved fuel economy.
Thermoplastics have the additional advantage of having colour throughout the thickness of the material, which eliminates the need for secondary painting. Unlike wood and metals, plastics are moisture resistant and they will not rot or rust.
Plastic materials (ABS, Polycarbonate and blends) are durable materials for interior transportation parts.
TRANSPORTATION APPLICATIONS WHERE OUR PLASTICS HAVE BEEN SUCCESSFULLY USED:
⇒ Pillar and beam covers
⇒ Interior ceiling panels
⇒ Driver Partitions
⇒ Exit signs
⇒ Instrument panels
⇒ Interior wall panels
⇒ Light diffusers
⇒ Luggage bins
⇒ Rain and insect deflectors
⇒ Seating backs
⇒ Storage containers
⇒ Vehicle glazing
⇒ Information panels
⇒ External body panels
⇒ Forward facing safety glazing
THERE ARE MYRIAD BENEFITS
OF PLASTICS FOR APPLICATIONS
IN BUSES AND COACHES:
⇒ Lightweight for improved fuel economy
⇒ Outstanding aesthetics, available in virtually any colour
⇒ Easy to form into the most complex parts
⇒ Acoustical insulating properties
⇒ Moisture resistant, do not rust
⇒ Outdoor weatherable grades available
⇒ We offer sheet complying with ECE Regulation 118 regarding the burning behaviour for bus interiors
⇒ We offer sheet complying with ECE Regulation 43 regarding safety glazing
PLASTIC SHEET FOR BUSES:
⇒ ABS: ATECH 3100 for exterior
⇒ PC/ABS: ATECH 5103.02-R118-7-8 for interior
or ATECH 5100 series for exterior
⇒ Weatherable ABS: ATECH
⇒ Hard-coated polycarbonate: SAPHIR
⇒ LED light diffusing polycarbonate: COLORADO LED
⇒ We can offer polycarbonate, ABS and PC/ABS
in any colour, texture and gloss level.
Please contact your local sales representative for more information.