Each of our translum products are composed of one of three primary polymers we commonly call plastic; styrene, polypropylene, and polyester. Translum is a very color-stable product in general, however all plastics begin to break down over time, and exposure to certain environmental factors can accelerate it.
• The most common cause of accelerated aging or yellowing in plastics is exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light and/or heat, such as with sunlight.
• Many high-output studio lights emit a portion of UV light in addition to light in the visual spectrum. Some lights also run very hot.
• The surface layer of plastics can also be adversely affected by certain cleaning compounds (such as ammonia), chemical fumes, smoke or other very fine airborne particulates.
We recommend storing your Translum in its packaging between use.