VitasheetGroup in the buses and coaches Industry

bus1.jpgVitasheetGroup offers a wide range of single and multi-layered materials engineered to meet the demands of high passenger traffic environments.

Compliant with the latest EU Legislation and National Standards, our materials are manufactured to strict specifications using tight production controls and modern extrusion methods.

Combining performance with quality finishes, our materials are produced in an extensive range of attractive colours and textures. Available with anti- graffiti and abrasion resistant surfaces, these products will meet the modern challenges facing an urban environment.

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ViSpec materials are used in the following applications:

  • Seating
  • Window surrounds
  • Cladding
  • Over head components
  • Exterior panelling
  • Driver environment and surrounds


Key Products
 

Main products Description Application Key benefits
ViSpec HD 2100
ViSpec HD/T 2102
ViSpec HT/ET 2104
A range HDPE sheet with excellent impact properties at very low temperatures, and very good chemical resistance and stiffness. Particularly resistant to stress whitening when bent. HD/T and HT/ET versions are with improved flow characteristics.  Wheel arch liners
Mud guards
Under bonnet components 
- Very high impact resistance
- Very tough
- High chemical resistance 
 ViSpec PPC 3100

A Polypropylene sheet that has excellent physical characteristics, particularly for applications where impact strength and heat resistance is important. Its chemical resistance is excellent. 

Mud guards
Wheel arch liners
Interior components 
- Very high impact resistance
- Very tough and stiffer than HDPE
- High chemical resistance 
 ViSpec Mineral 3110 A modified Polypropylene sheet filled with a high quality mineral for greater rigidity and improved forming characteristics than our standard range of PPC materials.  Mud guards
Wheel arch liners
Interior components 
- Improved thermoforming performance
- Very tough and  improved stiffness
- High chemical resistance 
 ViSpec Soft feel 3170

A modified Polypropylene sheet with a coextruded soft feel cap with excellent impact properties and semi- rigid stiffness. The cap layer has a flexible soft layer which imparts a pleasant touch and anti-slip properties.  It also has good anti- fogging properties and meets European Directive (Transit) 95/28/EC.

Luggage compartment
Interior trims 

- Cost effective
- Easy to form
- Good matt finish
- Pleasant soft touch feel 
ViSpec Veh 6128
ViSpec HH 6120
ViSpec X21 6130
ViSpec SHI 6150

Specifically formulated ABS sheets which are tough, durable and have a high degree of rigidity; they have been specified to meet the EC Directive 95/28/EC ‘relating to the burning behaviour of sheets used in the construction of certain categories of motor vehicles’.

Veh : Vehicles interiors
HH : High heat resistance
X21 : Dashboards
SHI : Super high impact 
- Easy to form
- Good matt finish
- Wide range of Textures
- Full colour range 
ViSpec Veh 6129

This product is a matt flame retardant ABS, which fulfills the requirements according to ECE 118.02 Annex 8; including ECE Type-Approval Certificate.

Bus interiors
Coach interiors
- Flame retardant
- Matt finishes
- Easy to form
- Wide range of textures 
ViSpec X21 6139
ViSpec X06 6149
ViSPec 844ES 6159
Specialist laminated cap ABS product which gives excellent colour consistency and grain retention. Particularly suitable for vehicle interior components where a consistent aspect is required over a number of parts in close proximity  X06 : Vehicles interiors
R12 : High heat resistance
X21 : Dashboards
844ES : Super high impact 
- Very High matt
- High colour consistency
ViSpec Soft feel 6170
ViSpec Soft feel 6172
ViSpec Soft feel 6175

A soft capped ABS, which gives excellent soft touch properties but has the toughness and stiffness of ABS.  The soft layer has very good anti-fogging properties. 6172 is the high heat version. 

Dashboards
Interior trims

 - Soft feel surface
 - Superb matt finish
 - Good abrasion resistance
 - Good grain retention 

 ViSpec Chrome 6195

ViSpec Chrome 6195 (160/13) is our ABS with laminated mirror film. It has excellent physical characteristics, particularly for applications where high rigidity and good impact strength are required. Thanks to its excellent weathering resistance it can also be used for outdoor applications. Suitable for thermoforming applications where the laminated film is heated at approximately 150 °C. Not suitable for applications without thermoforming, the optical appearance will be optimised only after heating.

Automotive application such as radiator cowlings.
Exterior type designs and brand names
Exterior mirror coverings.
Decorative strips etc.
High-end displays for outdoor.
Not splintering mirrors for outdoor areas.
- High Stiffness
- Good thermoforming ability
- Excellent weather resistance.
 ViSpec R59 6559 VitasheetGroup’s Flame Resistant ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) has very good toughness with a high degree of rigidity and heat resistance. It keeps its colour after forming. Yellow card accreditation on the sheet with flame retardant V0 at 1,5 mm and the more stringent 5VA approval at 3 mm.  Busses interiors
Ceiling panels
- UL V0 Fire certification
- Choice of colours and textures
- Very colour and gloss stable during forming (no paint required)
ViSpec W 6610

An ABS sheet capped with a ASA layer.  This combination offers the outdoor resistance of ASA, with the superior impact resistance and rigidity of ABS.  It gives the benefit of extended weathering performance giving long service to exposed environments. 

Air con unit covers
Cab roofs
Exterior body components 
- Cost and weight vs GRP
- Range of embossing and colours
- Improved chemical resistance
- Good UV performance 
ViSpec Sun 6700 Acrylic capped ABS offering excellent weathering properties with high UV and scratch resistance,  ideal for meeting the demands of exposure to the elements of the outdoors.  Exterior body panels
Front and rear bumpers
Head light surrounds
Badges and logos 
- UV resistance
- Lightweight
- High gloss surface
- High range of colours including metallics
- Cost advantage vs painted metal
ViSpec VHI 9300

An ABS-Polyamide blend with very high impact strength even at low temperature. It has similar forming characteristics as ABS.

Exterior components
Bumpers

- Easy to form
- Very high impact resistance at low temperature (-30°C)
- Suitable for painting
- High chemical resistance

ViSpec PC 9845
ViSpec PC 9865
ViSpec PC 9880
An ABS/PC blended sheet which is easily processed with similar processing properties of ABS but with the high heat resistance and excellent mechanical properties of Polycarbonate.  It has excellent rigidity, which allows for some reduction of its thickness compared to ABS.  Resilient interior parts  - Heat resistance increased working temperatures
- Impact strength
- Rigidity 
 ViSpec VHT 9910

A high specification sheet that has a good combination of tensile strength, rigidity and toughness.  It has a very high working temperature (HDT 160oC).  It has very good chemical resistance against hydrocarbons, acids and alkalis. 

Under bonnet components
Light housing
Very high temperature applications 
 - HDT temperature of 160°C
 - Very high chemical equipment
 - Good impact resistance and rigidity