New AVONITE Flex™: A New Aesthetic Standard for Hot Tubs And Swim Spas

Aristech Surfaces LLC is pleased to introduce a new, patent-pending material – Avonite FlexTM. This innovative liner gives a refined look to hot tub and swim spa interiors and lends itself to the creation of elegantly designed products for the wellness sector.

The perfect synergy of maximum functionality and progressive design

With the launch of Avonite FlexTM, the American multinational hopes to envigorate the demand for luxury. Avonite FlexTM indeed makes it possible to design a whole new kind of product. It was developed with the idea of combining 2 worlds that had seemed irreconcilable until now: on the one hand, the realm of hot tubs, invested in materials that are practical and comprehensively designed to meet the needs of B-to-B clients –easy to mass-produce, customisable, durable; and on the other hand, the realm of interior design with its sensual materials – elegant, pleasant to the touch, offering unlimited design characteristics, geared to private customers looking to give their home an additional element of comfort without sacrificing style.

A matte finish and a soft texture

Drawing on its experience with designer materials, Aristech Surfaces LLC created Avonite FlexTM with an elegant, matte finish. As its sister-brand Avonite®, Avonite FlexTM naturally offers the brand's famous soft feel and signature texture. Like all Avonite® materials, Avonite FlexTM can be milled, machined, etched and even stamped. "The idea," explains Group Marketing Director Jana Bartlett, "was to create a product that responds to the major demand for cocooning and high-end finishes; customers want their home décor to be inspiring and relaxing. With Avonite FlexTM , we've successfully combined the comfort and sophisticated look of Avonite® for a range of applications that were not accessible prior.”

Hygienic and chemically resistant

Like AcrySpaTM and AcrySwimTM, Avonite FlexTM is resistant to staining and chemical cleaners, allowing it to withstand the intensive cleaning involved in hot tub and swim spa maintenance. Moreover, its non-porous, bacteriostatic surface limits the growth of micro-organisms, making it a perfectly hygienic material.

A material easy to work with

Developed by a leading surfacing pioneer, this new material offers all the most sought-after functional properties: supplied in sheets or rolls, the sheeting is 3 mm thick and is available in widths of up to 108 in. /2740 mm and 2 colours: Alabaster Wave 8705 and Pure Alabaster 8701. It is also boasts outstanding thermoformability, allowing it to be vacuum formed over the sharpest angles and the most hard-to-reach recesses. Finally, Avonite FlexTM is lightweight, making it easy to handle in the workshop, in transport and during installation.

Finally, despite the innovative character of Avonite FlexTM, Aristech Surfaces LLC was very careful to design a material that would not require manufacturers to invest in new equipment. It can be produced using conventional moulds and vacuum forming systems with no additional investment required. Moreover, the material is easier to repair than acrylic sheets, making it even more durable.

Product specifications:

Thickness: 3 mm

Width: customized, up to 108 in. / 2740 mm

Length: coiled, maximum 700 ft. / 210 m

Colours: Alabaster Wave 8705 and Pure Alabaster 8701