Acrylic Sheet and Rod

PolyMethylMethAcrylate

American Made Acrylic Sheets and Rods

(AKA: PMMA, Lucite, Plexiglas, Acrylite)

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Why you should use Acrylic material:

  • Crystal Clear – Clearer than glass
  • Exceptional UV resistance – invisible to UV
  • Cuts and Polishes to Clear Edges
  • Very Stiff Material – High Tensile Strength
  • Cuts well with standard cutting tools

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This materials is…

an excellent choice for windows, POP displays, heat formed parts. A natural for use in replacement of glass. High impact strength in a beautiful package. One of the most widely used resins. Wonderful to work with, comes with masking on two sides to protect during fabrication and handling. Cleans well with soft cloth and mild soap and water, please do not use harsh chemicals or abrasives while cleaning.

  • Excellent Clarity – more than glass at over 93%
  • Exceptional UV Resistant
  • Half the weight of glass and 10 times the impact strength
  • Very good fabrication, cutting and finishing

This material is used frequently in skylights, towel holder, bank glazing, aircraft canopies, shelves and numerous display applications. Great material for producing small panels  to large signs, bent parts, vacuum formed parts and bonded or glued boxes. Bonds can be made with solvent cements and will yield crystal clear joints. A widely used and manufactured material, and called by many trade names, such as: Acrylite, Lucite, Plex and many others.

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Applications – Frequently used in:

  • Displays and POP products
  • Skylights and Signs
  • Bent, strip heated, vacuum formed parts
  • Attractive finished goods for the home
  • Glass replacement – glazing / windows
    Acrylic, Acrylite, Lucite, Plexiglass Fabricated Boxes

Materials Available As

Sheet:

.030″ – 36″ X 48″, .062″ – 48″ X 72″, .125 – 4.0″ up to 48″ X 96″

Rod:

.125″ – 6″ diameter in Cast or Extruded up to 72″ lengthsAcrylic Bank Windows For Bullet Resistance

Tube:

1.250″ – 24″ OD with .125″ – .500″ wall thickness up to 72″ long

Typical Resin Properties:

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General PropertyASTM TestTypical Value
Specific Gravity D7921.19
Tensile Strength YieldD63810,000
Tensile ModulusD638400,000
Izod Impact – NotchedD2560.4
Hardness – RockwellD785M94
Deflection Temp @ 264psiD648210

These Properties are for evaluation purposes only. This information is not to be construed as a warranty, guarantee or assurance that you may achieve the same results. Materials made from different resin types, manufacturing techniques and manufacturers will react differently. The information should be used to compare against other materials only, and each user should make his own tests to determine suitability. No warranty as to this materials suitability are either expressed or implied.

For great fabrication, stiffness, and excellent clarity, Acrylic is an excellent choice.