Together to the goal
Whether light-directing, light-diffusing, light-conducting or light-reflecting – even in combination with special fire protection requirements – we are your partner in the selection and processing of the suitable material!
For more than half a century, BWF Profiles and BWF Thermoforms have been producing plastic profiles, tubes, sheets, optical foils, thermoformed parts and injection moulded parts from thermoplastics. In addition to our stock and standard range, we also manufacture customised products from a wide variety of raw materials on a large scale.
BWF Profiles and BWF Thermoforms exclusively use high-quality granulates and sheet material from the world’s leading premium manufacturers. This guarantees consistency in material properties and the highest quality.
BWF Profiles uses the following materials in extrusion as transparent materials and as a basis for colouring:
|PMMA||PMMA impact resistant||Polycarbonate|
|Density g/cm³||1,18||1,16 - 1,18||1,2|
|UV-resistance||very good||very good||good|
|Temperature resistance||good||good||very good|
|Light transmission||very good||good||very good|
|Impact resistance||average||good||very good|
|Scratch resistance||very good||very good||average|
|Processing||good||very good||very good|
Detailed material properties of our transparent materials can be found in our raw material information sheets:
BWF Profiles uses optimised and self-produced material developments and special colours for dispersal, conduction and reflection of light:
|Acryl-Satiné||Satiné-Blend||PMMA BWF colourLED®||PC BWF colourLED®|
|Density g/cm³||1,16 - 1,18||1,2||1,18||1,2|
|UV-resistance||very good||average||very good||average|
|Temperature resistance||good||very good||good||very good|
|Impact resistance||bad||very good||average to good||very good|
|Scratch resistance||very good||good||very good||good|
|Processing||good||very good||good||very good|
|Surface||matt textured||shiny structured||shiny smooth||shiny smooth|
|Light diffusion||very good||very good||excellent||excellent|
|Transmission||very good||good||very good||good|
An overview of the detailed properties of our materials can be found in the following raw material information sheets and the lighting properties:
BWF Profiles uses numerous proprietary material compounds for applications with very strict fire protection requirements (e.g. for rail vehicles). We have already achieved unique successes in the development of these fire protection materials: For almost every common European and international standard, we have a suitable material that has been tested and certified in cooperation with accredited fire protection institutes.
BWF ecoRAIL®, a polycarbonate model that meets all well-known European fire protection standards and exhibits significantly better long-term stability than all standard flame-protection models, deserves special mention.
BWF Thermoforms processes all common thermoplastics:
BWF Profiles always ensures highly efficient resource recycling. This means our production waste is reprocessed into recyclable raw materials, which then flow back into the life cycles of new plastic products.
We are thereby not only reducing our production and material waste, but also making a valuable contribution to the sustainable production of plastic products. Thanks to our in-house reprocessing, we achieve an almost identical surface finish to that of virgin material.