PAINT PROTECTION FILM (PPF)
Paint Protection film known as PPF is a thin protective layer that is applied over a cars paint to offer high performance protection.
PPF can withstand small impacts from stones chips and other road debris, thus preventing scratches and chips from occurring. PPF also protects your car from stains from tree sap, bird droppings and rain. PPF also protects your car from sun damage.
PPF is a great investment for those who want to maintain the value of their vehicle and keep their car looking newer and cleaner with a sleek, glossy finish.
There are many different types of PPF films on the market so it is best to ensure you get advice from an expert regarding the type and installation.
TYPES OF PPF
In the past, PPF film was used largely for luxury vehicles but today, it is used more and more standard vehicles and fleets as it increases the life span of a vehicle's paint job.
Solasafe is a distributor of 3 different grades of premium Paint Protection Film. Though we supply PPF to customers in Johannesburg and across South Africa, we do not install PPF. We recommend using a professional PPF installer or dealership.
Solasafe is a supplier of both TPH and TPU Paint Protection films. Each film type has its own benefits.
The difference between TPU and TPH
TPH (Thermoplastic Polyurethane) and TPU (Thermoplastic Polyurethane) are two types of materials commonly used in paint protection films (PPF). Both TPH and TPU are thermoplastic materials that are known for their excellent abrasion resistance, impact resistance, and flexibility, making them ideal for protecting a vehicle's paint from scratches, chips, and other types of damage.
The main difference between TPH and TPU PPF is the manufacturing process and the specific properties of each material. TPH PPF is typically made using a cast film process, which involves pouring a liquid polymer onto a casting sheet and allowing it to cool and solidify. This results in a film that is relatively thin, clear, and highly conformable to the contours of a vehicle's body. TPH PPF also tends to be more resistant to yellowing over time compared to TPU PPF.
In contrast, TPU PPF is made using an extrusion process, which involves pushing molten polymer through a die to create a film of a specific thickness and width. TPU PPF tends to be thicker and more rigid than TPH PPF, which can make it more difficult to apply and conform to complex curves and contours. However, TPU PPF is also more resistant to chemical and environmental damage, making it a better choice for vehicles that will be exposed to harsh weather conditions or harsh chemicals.
Ultimately, the choice between TPH and TPU PPF will depend on the specific needs and preferences of the vehicle owner. For most applications, TPH PPF is a great choice because it offers excellent protection, clarity, and ease of application. However, if you need a more durable and long-lasting solution, TPU PPF may be a better choice.
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