Are Acculine & Acrovyn The Same Thing?
One question we get asked a lot is ‘Are Acrovyn and Acculine the same thing?’
Although very similar, they are not the same thing.
Both are brands of Door & Wall protection products. Acculine products are supplied by Acculine Pty Ltd and Acrovyn products are supplied by Construction Specialties Australia Pty Ltd. Like original established brands such as Band-Aid, Bobcat and Gyprock – Acrovyn has traditionally been associated with Door & Wall protection.
Although there are plenty of similarities across the range of handrails, corner guards, door protection, frame protection, crashrails etc. there are a few areas that a discerning designer might see differences.
Colours: Both Acculine and Acrovyn colour ranges are very broad, covering most colours from white to black and plenty in between, including a range of bright colours. Acculine colour ranges include Solid Colours (including bright colours), Woodlands colours and Elements colours. Acrovyn colour range includes Tinted Neutrals, Colours, Acrovyn Woodgrain and Brushed Metals.
This extensive colour range also doesnt just apply to sheets. Generally speaking they are also available in crashrails, handrails, corner guards and the like to allow for colour coordination across the product ranges.
Note: Availability of both Acculine and Acrovyn generally varies, depending on the colour.
Texture/sheen: Acrovyn has a fine grain and glossy finish, while Acculine has a wider smooth stipple texture in a matte finish. The difference in sheen level is possibly due to differences in base material composition.
Materials: Acrovyn product has traditionally been PVC-free (made from PETG plastic), although much of their range is now available in PVC in recent years. Acculine’s Palladium Rigid Vinyl products consists of a PVC base material.
Acculine is commonly misnamed Acrovyn (and sometimes the other way around), however we trust this brief guide provides you some clarity, next time you are wondering what the difference is.
What is Acrovyn?
Acrovyn generally refers to the material Acrovyn 4000, which is a PETG plastic (sometimes referred to as PVC-free), made in the United States of America and is designed to protect walls, doors and corners from damage. As mentioned above, the term Acrovyn now also broadly refers to a PVCu material manufactured in Europe known as Acrovyn 2000.