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Prolonged exposure to sunlight can discolour and degrade plastic enclosures. The ultraviolet (UV) rays cause a photochemical reaction, breaking down the polymer bonds.

Even tough and dependable ABS – which is used widely for electronic enclosures – will suffer a series of microcracks, affecting its appearance.

The solution is to specify either metal or a UV-stable plastic as an alternative material for your enclosures.

1. UV Resistant Extruded Aluminium Enclosures

Extruded aluminium enclosures are now very popular for tough and UV-stable desktop and table-top electronics. Aluminium provides an extremely high quality finish when blasted with glass beads and anodised.

OKW has combined anodised aluminium case bodies with UV-stable ASA+PC-FR sections to create next generation enclosures that offer advanced technical features. This harmonious blend of materials has set new standards…and added another major award to our trophy cabinet.

View our aluminium electronic enclosures >>