Vapor Polishing Services
Steam polishing gives your plastic parts a smoother, optically clearer surface and high transparency.
Vapor Polishing Specifications
|Applicable materials||Polycarbonate (PC), Acrylic, ABS, Nylon|
|Texture||Smooth and glossy|
|Thickness||10μm to 80μm|
|Surface finish||Ra < 0.2|
|Pressure range||0.5 - 2.0 bar|
|Surface bubble||No bubbles, no blemishes|
|Process time||30 minutes|
|Applications||Remove small scratches, enhance transparency, and reduce surface friction|
Example Of A Vapor Polishing Parts
About Vapor Polishing
Vapor polishing is a surface finishing technique used primarily with thermoplastic materials, such as acrylics (PMMA), to achieve a smooth and glossy finish on their surfaces. It is a chemical process that involves exposing the plastic part to vaporized solvent or a specific chemical mixture, allowing the surface to become slightly molten. As the plastic re-solidifies, it forms a smooth and clear surface.
Vapor polishing is often used in applications where a highly polished and transparent surface is desired, such as in the production of optical components, displays, signage, and various acrylic-based products. It is an effective way to improve the visual appeal of plastic parts and can be particularly useful for removing the “frosty” appearance that may occur during machining or laser cutting of acrylics.