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Aguila Auto Glass finds relevant uses for acrylic sheeting

The company is currently shifting focus from car glass to PMMA plastic

This acrylic material is easy to clean and maintain. It's also easy to fabricate and install. PHOTO FROM AGUILA AUTO GLASS

Aguila Auto Glass has been the byword in automotive glass replacement since its inception in 1952. In that time, the company has mastered the art and science of vehicle glass, expertly catering to the glazing needs of the motoring public. It’s no surprise, then, that vehicle owners and fleet operators in the country swear by Aguila for their automotive glazing needs.

However, the global health crisis has essentially forced society to cope with the new ways of doing things, and businesses like Aguila Auto Glass are certainly not exempted from it. Weathering the storm brought about by this pandemic is not only surviving the impact of the proverbial curveball, but also working around or with it. And Aguila is definitely transforming its business to not simply be limited to glass, which it has been specializing in for almost 70 years.

These transparent, light and 100% nontoxic barriers are perfect for PUVs, workplaces and medical fields. PHOTOS FROM AGUILA AUTO GLASS

With the ever-increasing need for protection in places where personal contact is inevitable, Aguila Auto Glass has redirected its efforts into the distribution of acrylic sheets. Just like glass, acrylic is a transparent barrier that is resistant to sharp and blunt impacts. But that is where the similarities end. Acrylic is a much more pliable material, able to conform to a wider range of applications (especially non-automotive ones).

With the ever-increasing need for protection in places where personal contact is inevitable, Aguila Auto Glass has redirected its efforts into the distribution of acrylic sheets

Aguila-supplied acrylic sheets are made from 100% virgin methyl methacrylate. The finished product—called polymethyl methacrylate or PMMA—is a type of plastic that is tough yet pliable, and maintains acceptable transparency. In addition, these acrylic sheets are cast, which in turn improves the durability and the longevity of the material.

These properties mean that acrylic sheeting is useful as protective counter barriers for any number of commercial applications, such as supermarket counters and teller stations. It can be cut, drilled, glued, thermoformed, bent, machined, polished and engraved. In addition, acrylic sheets are lighter with superb clarity, rigidity, and surface hardness, making it an extremely versatile material.

Whether it's for protecting your staff and customers or promoting your business, this material works. PHOTOS FROM AGUILA AUTO GLASS

The high-impact strength of Aguila’s acrylic sheeting makes it suitable for various indoor and outdoor purposes. It is weather-resistant and resilient to chemical spills, therefore making it the ideal material for swab-testing booths, aerosol boxes, food shelves, signage, and outdoor lighting.

Of course, acrylic can still find its way to Aguila Auto Glass’s regular clientele. With capacity limitations and physical distancing required in public transport, acrylic sheets can be used for clear dividers in various types of vehicles such as jeepneys, buses, taxis and ride-sharing cars.

It’s a brave, new world out there. Thankfully, we have the good guys making life better for everyone.

This branded article was produced in partnership with Aguila Auto Glass.


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