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Acrylic

Lighter than glass, it’s a heavyweight in performance.

An inherently lightweight yet rigid material, acrylic provides a cost-effective and versatile alternative to glass and other heavier plastics. It easily withstands the heat from sunlight, cold weather, and dramatic temperature changes, making it a reliable performer in applications requiring outdoor exposure. With a clear, colorless and transparent surface, acrylic provides nearly distortion-free clarity when used in windows, displays, signage and lighting fixtures.

Acrylic is dimensionally stable, preventing shrinkage over time. This easily handled and processed material can be machined, thermoformed, sawed, drilled, laser-cut, filed, and polished, and is ideally installed in frames. Like many plastics, acrylic expands and contracts with temperature changes, and framing will need to be designed accordingly.

Description

  • Lightweight, rigid thermoplastic
  • Colorless, transparent acrylic resin
  • Combustible

Properties

  • Excellent light transmission
  • Virtually distortion-free
  • Impact and shatter resistant
  • Weather resistant with good UV stability
  • Good rigidity and hardness
  • Consistent tensile strength at temperatures up to 160°F (71°C) continuous service
  • Dimensionally stable
  • Good insulation properties
  • Good thermal stability

Applications

  • Merchandising displays
  • Lighting fixture diffusers and tubes
  • Clear displays
  • Security glazing
  • Aquariums and hockey rinks
  • Window glazing and window frames
  • Shower enclosures
  • Skylights
  • Signage

Industries

  • Retail
  • Food service
  • Sports arenas
  • Home construction
  • Furniture