Getting Sold Cheap Vinyl Material
Not all vinyl is created equal. As in all things, you can always find
cheap, low-quality imported products that only suit the needs of those
who are not concerned about true value.
The biggest problem with these ‘cheap’ products is that they will
turn yellow over a short period of time. The reason for this is due to
the lack of UV Inhibitors and other necessary
ingredients designed to withstand the damaging effects of the California
At The G N G Vinyl Fencing, Inc., we only use high-grade vinyl designed
specifically for the Southwest. Our vinyl boasts over 25% more
UV Inhibitors versus the vinyl used by other companies. Our
vinyl is comprised of 12 parts TiO2:
TiO2 Defined: Wikipedia
Titanium dioxide, also known as
titanium(IV) oxide or titania, is the naturally occurring oxide of
titanium, chemical formula TiO2. When used as a pigment, it is called
titanium white, Pigment White 6, or CI 77891. It is noteworthy for its
wide range of applications, from paint to sunscreen to food colouring.
As a pigment of high refringence, titanium dioxide is the most widely
used white pigment because of its brightness and very high refractive
index (n=2.4), in which it is surpassed only by a few other materials...
This pigment is used extensively in
plastics and other applications for its UV resistant properties where it
acts as a UV reflector. ...
In almost every sunscreen with a physical
blocker, titanium dioxide is found both because of its refractive index
and its resistance to discoloration under ultraviolet light. This
advantage enhances its stability and ability to protect the skin from
ultraviolet light. Sunscreens designed for infants or people with
sensitive skin are often based on titanium dioxide and/or zinc oxide, as
these mineral UV blockers are less likely to cause skin irritation than
chemical UV absorber ingredients, such as avobenzone.
Additionally, our vinyl is co-extruded to maximize strength and
durability. As you will see from the diagram below, our vinyl is
actually comprised of 2 “layers”. The top surface layer (capstock) is
specially formulated with the best UV resistance properties to resist
yellowing. And the inner layer (substrate) is built for high rigidity,
which means that our vinyl is the strongest available and will not warp.
In case you are wondering, “Is co-extrusion really necessary? Why
can’t there just be one layer?” One single layer can not have both the
UV Protection needed against the intense Southwestern sun,
along with maximum
strength and rigidity. The chemical composition to achieve those 2
results are different.
Protect yourself from being sold low-quality vinyl that will yellow,
warp, sag, or crack, over time. Make sure the contractor you chose
provides you with adequate information on the manufacturing
specifications of the vinyl that they are using.
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Consultation and let us show you how you can get lifetime-guaranteed
high-quality vinyl for almost the same price that you would pay for
lower quality materials.