Innovation

TECHNICAL ADVANCEMENTS

For the past twenty-five years, CLI has focused its operation on being at the forefront of technical advancement in the development of new acrylic and polycarbonate forming techniques, with an objective to guarantee the very best optical, aberration-free qualities in our transparencies. In addition, our sister company AcryliCo was the first company to use hard-coat polymers within the marine industry, and has twice won the prestigious IBEX Innovation award.

The technologies and materials used for transparen-cies within the aviation market have remained largely unchanged for the past 50 years. During this time, and throughout the design process, the prime focus has been to achieve minimal weight ratio with best overall production cost. More recently, the focus has shifted somewhat, albeit weight reduction and fuel efficiency are still at the top of the wish list for all aircraft manufacturers.

Notwithstanding, understandably, safety is also very much at the forefront of all new development in the transparency market. Since safety and fuel efficiency are paramount, CLI believes no other material is more suitable than Polycarbonate.

CONSTANT INVESTMENT IN R&D

As such, CLI has dedicated a great deal of investment and effort into achieving the very best forming techniques for polycarbonate. Most surprising and unbeknown to many, is the outstanding strength of polycarbonate. At over twenty times the impact resistance of acrylic, it is remarkably, the same weight. So it is, through our application and arduous dedication to achieve perfection, CLI’s techniques now consistently produce the highest quality optics in polycarbonate across the industry, with the added benefit of substantially improved safety.

HARD COAT TREATMENTS

CLI has also developed the ability to hard coat all of our transparency offerings, in both acrylic and polycarbonate. This treatment affords increased scratch resistance, environmental degradation and durability. It is our ability to constantly explore and develop new methods in hard coat treatments that set us apart from much of the competition.

INNOVATION IN DESIGN

Our company was founded in the principle of being one step ahead of the completion. To achieve this, innovation has been a cornerstone of our brand ethos, and our indefatigable credence is to be a market leader in the design and creation of the best acrylic and polycarbonate products. We strive to always think outside of the box, and embrace new production and development techniques with and open mind and enthusiasm.

Ultimately, we work very hard to provide quality products in an efficient, time conscious and cost effective manner. Most recently, we have invested in 3D printing, to afford improved development and prototyping of new concept designs, which eliminates expensive mistakes in the production of incorrect mould casts, and cuts development timelines, with the advantage of creating inexpensive small-scale tooling.

ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP

In our bid to be excellent stewards of our planet’s finite resources, and as part of our commitment to a more balanced environment, CLI is constantly exploring new more sustainable materials. The by-word is “lightening” which entails saving weight wherever possible. Our objective is to diminish fuel consumption and pollution yet with products achieving similar overall safety, durability and performance.

Innovation

TECHNICAL ADVANCEMENTS

For the past twenty-five years, CLI has focused its operation on being at the forefront of technical advancement in the development of new acrylic and polycarbonate forming techniques, with an objective to guarantee the very best optical, aberration-free qualities in our transparencies. In addition, our sister company AcryliCo was the first company to use hard-coat polymers within the marine industry, and has twice won the prestigious IBEX Innovation award.

The technologies and materials used for transparencies within the aviation market have remained largely unchanged for the past 50 years. During this time, and throughout the design process, the prime focus has been to achieve minimal weight ratio with best overall production cost. More recently, the focus has shifted somewhat, albeit weight reduction and fuel efficiency are still at the top of the wish list for all aircraft manufacturers.

Notwithstanding, understandably, safety is also very much at the forefront of all new development in the transparency market. Since safety and fuel efficiency are paramount, CLI believes no other material is more suitable than Polycarbonate.

CONSTANT INVESTMENT IN R&D

As such, CLI has dedicated a great deal of investment and effort into achieving the very best forming techniques for polycarbonate. Most surprising and unbeknown to many, is the outstanding strength of polycarbonate. At over twenty times the impact resistance of acrylic, it is remarkably, the same weight. So it is, through our application and arduous dedication to achieve perfection, CLI’s techniques now consistently produce the highest quality optics in polycarbonate across the industry, with the added benefit of substantially improved safety.

HARD COAT TREATMENTS

CLI has also developed the ability to hard coat all of our transparency offerings, in both acrylic and polycarbonate. This treatment affords increased scratch resistance, environmental degradation and durability. It is our ability to constantly explore and develop new methods in hard coat treatments that set us apart from much of the competition.

INNOVATION IN DESIGN

Our company was founded in the principle of being one step ahead of the completion. To achieve this, innovation has been a cornerstone of our brand ethos, and our indefatigable credence is to be a market leader in the design and creation of the best acrylic and polycarbonate products. We strive to always think outside of the box, and embrace new production and development techniques with and open mind and enthusiasm.

Ultimately, we work very hard to provide quality products in an efficient, time conscious and cost effective manner. Most recently, we have invested in 3D printing, to afford improved development and prototyping of new concept designs, which eliminates expensive mistakes in the production of incorrect mould casts, and cuts development timelines, with the advantage of creating inexpensive small-scale tooling.

ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP

In our bid to be excellent stewards of our planet’s finite resources, and as part of our commitment to a more balanced environment, CLI is constantly exploring new more sustainable materials. The by-word is “lightening” which entails saving weight wherever possible. Our objective is to diminish fuel consumption and pollution yet with products achieving similar overall safety, durability and performance.

EXPLORE OUR PRODUCTS & SERVICES

If you would like to know more about our comprehensive product lines and services, please drop us a line and we shall be delighted to discuss your enterprise’s specific product and design requirements with great interest.
If you would like to know more about our comprehensive product lines and services, please drop us a line and we shall be delighted to discuss your enterprise’s specific product and design requirements with great interest.