One question we get asked a lot is ‘Are Acrovyn and Acculine 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. However sometime clients are looking for alternatives to Acrovyn, to ensure they are getting the best solution.
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: Typically Acculine colours are more muted tones, however both cover the full colour spectrum from Whites to Black and plenty in between. Acculine has 81 standard solid colours and 15 Woodlands timberlook colours. Acrovyn has 60 standard solid colours and 24 Chameleon range colours.
Texture/sheen: We once had a customer describe the difference between Acculine & Acrovyn sheet material texture very succinctly – “Acrovyn has a finer grain and coarser finish, while Acculine has a wider but smoother stipple texture.” Another difference that is often noted is that Acrovyn has a slight sheen to the surface compared to a matt finish of Acculine product. This is most likely 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.