Eastman Spectar Stratus copolyester was formulated specifically for the lighting market. Spectar Stratus brings your projects to light with excellent diffusion and high light transmission and superb processability. Light diffuser sheets made with Spectar Stratus can be bent hot or cold and polished with commercial edge-finishing equipment, sanding, solvents, flames, or buffing to produce finished edges—and brilliant designs. It can be laser cut, routed, welded, drilled, die-punched, or joined by screws, rivets, or bolts. It can also be cut on conventional table, band, or radial-arm saws with blades commonly used for plastic.
Spectar Stratus can be vacuum-formed at lower temperatures than other plastics without pre-drying the sheet. It forms clear, strong bonds with commercially available cements and solvents. It accepts screen-printing, painting, laser-marking, and hot-stamping easily. Surface scratches or scuff marks can be removed using a common heat gun.
Best of all, lighting applications made with Spectar Stratus are made tough—durable enough to survive heavy-use and harsh environments, and is resistant to a variety of chemicals and cleaners. Because of this outstanding toughness, designers can insist on thinner designs without compromising performance.
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