ACRYLITE OP-3 sheet is pure protection from the irreversible effects of UV damage. It protects from both natural and artificial light. Continuously-manufactured ACRYLITE OP-3 sheet filters out 98% of damaging UV rays, protecting paper-borne artwork, prints and documents from fading, yellowing and brittling. ACRYLITE sheet's UV protection is part of the structure of the sheet, it can't scratch off!
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ACRYLITE® Gallery UV filtering (OP3) acrylic is known for its industry-leading UV protection. No other acrylic glazing can compete with this material as it pertains to blocking UV light.
When UV rays are in the 390 nanometer light range, ACRYLITE® Gallery UV filtering (OP3) acrylic blocks out nearly 100% of UV light, while its competitors show diminished levels of UV protection. This sheet is sure to protect your art, sketches, and images against the irreversible damage of UV rays for many years to come. Also, available with a non-glare (P99) surface.
Unprotected, fabrics and paper become brittle, fade, or turn yellow when exposed to sunlight and artificial light. A good example is a faded poster in a storefront or a magazine left in direct sunlight. Unprotected items will yellow within weeks due to exposure to the UV light. The harmful UV rays age the artwork by breaking the chemical bonds of color molecules. The more the color molecules break down, the more the color fades away. When the damage is done, the effects are irreversible.