Conservation Glazing

FEATURES OF STATICSHIELDTM ACRYLIC:

StaticShieldTM Acrylic is safe for anti-static applications, including friable media (pastels, charcoal) and is produced using a patented Tru Vue technology. A magnetron-sputtered anti-static coating is bonded to an abrasion resistant, UV filtering acrylic sheet at an atomic level. This ensures long-lasting protection that doesn't oxidize and degrade over time.

Megawood Larson Juhl also offers a convenient "cut-to-size" service for this product.

  • Available in 3.0mm and 4.5mm thickness
  • Anti-static protection that actually exceeds glass and dissipates 2000 times more static than regular acrylic, making it safe for friable materials and minimizing cleaning.
  • Abrasion resistant glazing offers 20x more protection than regular acrylic and resists minor scratches associated with frequent cleaning like anti-reflective glass. Can be re-used for travelling and temporary exhibits
  • Maximum UV protection filters up to 99% of damaging 300-380 nm UV rays so you can display sensitive objects.
  • Lightweight – 50% lighter than glass. Perfect for large items and display cases.
  • Can be cut like regular acrylic
  • Cleans like Tru Vue glass products, with ammonia-free cleaner.
  • Shatter-resistant, thermal insulating, and anti-static properties provide a secure and protected environment.

WHEN TO USE

  • For protecting valued, irreplaceable artwork against damage and fading caused by UV light
  • Ideal for oversized framing applications and static sensitive pieces, and friable media such as pastels and charcoals
  • When lightweight, shatter and abrasion resistant glazing is essential for protection

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:

AVAILABLE SIZES:

Size Thickness Sheets per box
48" x 96" 3.0 mm

1

72" x 96" 4.5 mm

1

Megawood Larson Juhl also offers a convenient "cut-to-size" service for this product.

 

HANDLING

  • Cotton or nitrile rubber gloves should be worn to minimize finger-prints and other particles.
  • Tru-Vue StaticShieldTM is covered with a protective film masking on each surface. This masking prevents scratching during handling and cutting and should be left in place on the sheet as long as possible
  • To remove the masking, start at one corner and pull towards the opposite side of the sheet slowly and evenly without stopping.
  • The masking should never be exposed to excessive sunlight or outdoor conditions for extended periods of time.

CUTTING

  • Place StaticShieldTM on a clean, dust-free work area.
  • Cover the work table with a soft, clean, lint-free felt.
  • Use a Multi-Material cutter “scribe and break” method.

CLEANING

  • Place the acrylic on a clean, non-abrasive surface for cleaning.
  • Use a clean, soft, lint-free or micro-fiber cloth to clean.
  • Do not use coarse or abrasive cleaning agents or dirty cloths.
  • Spray an ammonia-free cleaner onto the cloth and wipe the acrylic.
  • Never spray cleaner directly on the acrylic.
  • Do not use an acrylic cleaner or polishing agents on this product.
  • Do not buff scratches in this product as it may damage the anti-reflective coating.
  • Abrasion-resistant properties prevent mild scratching, but not deep scratches. Cuts by hard objects cannot be repaired.

Framing Practices for 40”x60” and larger

  • To prevent bowing, twisting, and/or warping during framing, provide reinforcing support of the acrylic sheet during framing.

Storing StaticShield

  • Avoid storing in areas where condensation might occur.
  • Use 2-ply rag board or pH neutral paper for interleaf during short-term storage.
  • Stack sheets horizontally with the larger sheets at the bottom, or lean acrylic sheets at an angle of approximately 10 degrees to prevent bowing.
  • Allow 24 hours for acclimatizing before exhibiting. Condensation will leave water spots on the anti-reflective coating.
  • The masking should never be exposed to excessive sunlight or outdoor conditions for extended periods of time.
  • Although StaticShieldTM does not require a climate controlled environment for long-term storage, we recommend removing any protective film masking and use pH neutral paper to separate the parts.
  • StaticShieldTM is not effected by standard museum environments or normal warehouse temperatures, and can withstand extreme temperatures of minus -34 degrees C to 71 degrees C.
  • If storing framed pieces, please note that StaticShield expands and contracts, so allow for size variation in frame systems.
  • Avoid shipping framed pieces horizontally as expansion/contraction of the sheet may cause vibration or rubbing against the surface of the artwork.

VIDEOS

Tru Vue Optium & StaticShield Acrylic Scratch Test Video





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