This acrylic cover was designed in partnership with local artist Kasane Low to protect and enhance her project exhibited at Cottesloe Beach for the Sculptures by the Sea art exhibition.
BCJ Plastic Products were approached by BGC Building and Construction to Blow 115 Shinkolite 6mm Acrylic Grey domes to be blown out of 2.4 x 2.4 m sheets all to the same height which is no easy feat. These were to replace the existing ones that were 35 years old.
This material had to be made in Japan and shipped over in a container the reason for using Shinkolite L. It has significantly better thermoforming than conventional glass cell cast sheets and can be formed to greater detail at a shorter cycle time. The light transmission for this material is about 15% and the heat cut ratio is close to 58%, so very well suited for this particular job as you will see by the photos of the installed job.
Laboratory test shows the temperature decreased around 10º Celsius to 45º Celsius with this particular material. It has excellent weather ability with little discolouration.