Uniting incredible strength with aesthetic beauty
Acrylic is a plastic manufactured using one or more derivatives of acrylic acid.
Acrylic for Architectural Applications– Acrylic’s clarity, light weight, impact resistance, and weather resistance, make this material a popular choice for architectural applications. Acrylic sheet is used in everything from windows and wall partitions to lighting fixtures and canopies.
Acrylic for Transportation Applications– Acrylic is used throughout the transportation industry in instrument panels, windows, windshields, and mirrors.
Acrylic for Digital Printing–Acrylic is specifically designed to provide optimal adhesion of UV curing inks without the need for adhesion promoters.
Acrylic for Light Diffusion–Light diffusing acrylic sheet provides superior diffusion properties and weatherability allowing for greater sign design flexibility with slim profile channel letters. Visible hot spots and luminance fluctuations are eliminated without affecting the light transmission properties. Offered in a wide variety of stock sizes, colors and patterns.
FDA Compliant Acrylic– Acrylic is available in FDA compliant grades.
Cut-to-Size Acrylic Sheet– Acrylic is available in “cut-to-size” or “run-to-size” sheet options. Gain the flexibility of buying acrylic how you need it – save time, eliminate scrap, improve your productivity, and reduce wear and tear on your equipment.
Acrylic Packs– Some grades of Acrylic sheet are sold in convenient packs ranging from 4-12 sheets.
Acrylic Rods and Tubes– Acrylic rod and tube are available in a wide range of sizes. These materials are often used for point-of-purchase display applications.
Tech Tip– A number of coatings can be applied to a sheet or finished part for performance enhancing characteristics such as scratch resistance, anti-fogging, glare reduction, and solar reflective.
Polymethyl Methacrylate ( PMMA ) Acrylic, , is one of the more widely used forms of acrylic due to its exceptional weatherability, strength, clarity and versatility. There are a variety of acrylic polymer grades available for extrusion and injection molding manufacturing processes. Transparent, translucent opaque and colored polymers are available with varying levels of heat resistance, light transmissions, impact strength, flow rates and release capabilities. PMMA acrylic sheet exhibits glass-like qualities – clarity, brilliance, transparency, translucence – at half the weight with up to 10 times the impact resistance. It can be tinted or colored, mirrored or made opaque. A number of coatings can be applied to a sheet or finished part for performance enhancing characteristics such as scratch resistance, anti-fogging, glare reduction and solar reflectivity.
Because it’s thermoplastic and softens under extremely high temperatures, acrylic can be formed to virtually any shape. Incredibly durable, acrylic is a suitable solution for over a broad temperature range, and has superior weathering properties compared to other plastics.
It is Strong, stiff, clear plastic available in a variety of brilliant colors.
Acrylic is a transparent thermoplastic material with outstanding strength, stiffness, and optical clarity. Acrylic sheet is easy to fabricate, bonds well with adhesives and solvents, and is easy to thermoform. It has superior weathering properties compared to many other transparent plastics. Acrylic sheet exhibits glass-like qualities—clarity, brilliance, and transparency—but at half the weight and many times the impact resistance of glass. From durable signs and skylights, to eye-catching retail store fixtures, displays and shelves, acrylic provides outstanding versatility, durability, and aesthetic qualities.
ACRYLIC MATERIAL OPTIONS
Cast Acrylic– Cast acrylic sheet has better chemical resistance and superior machining characteristics compared with extruded acrylic.
Extruded Acrylic– Extruded acrylic sheet can be manufactured to any length, which often results in cost savings since yield loss can be minimized when parts are cut from custom sheet sizes. Extruded acrylic is also the easiest grade to thermoform easiest to bond using solvent cements.
Physical Benefits of Acrylic
|Formable||With a little heat, it’s easy to shape and mold.|
|Durable||Impact resistance that stands the test of time.|
|Weatherable||Stands up to the elements longer than other plastics.|
|Non-Yellowing||A 10-year, limited warranty that guarantees no yellowing.|
Acrylic products are specified for use in thousands of products due to their high quality, exceptional clarity, ease in processing and design flexibility. From point-of-purchase displays to signage, medical devices, lighting, electronics and dozens of other applications, there may have an acrylic solution on request or demand to meet the most demanding specifications.