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ACRYLIC IS WIDELY USED FOR:

  • Indoor and outdoor signs
  • POP displays and exhibits
  • Architectural glazing, skylights
  • LED diffusing lighting panels
  • Transportation applications
  • Brochure holders
  • Shelves and retail fixtures
  • Transparent manifolds

PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Strong, stiff, optically clear
  • Easy to fabricate, machine,
           and thermoform
  • Easy to solvent bond
  • Good dimensional stability
  • Good weathering

COMMON BRANDS:

  • OPTIX®
  • Plexiglas®
  • ACRYLITE®

TECHNICAL RESOURCES

  Acrylic Data Sheet
​  Acrylic Sheet Color Chart
​  Chemical Resistance Chart
​  Bonding Acrylic with SCIGRIP® 3, 4 or 16
​  Sign Manufacturers/Builders Line Card
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Acrylic [PMMA]

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

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 and the easiest to bond using solvent cements.

Cast Acrylic – Cast acrylic sheet has better chemical resistance and superior machining characteristics compared with extruded acrylic.

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 5- 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.

DTM@ ACRYLIC MATERIALS
Lighter than glass, it’s a heavyweight in performance.
Lightweight, rigid thermoplastic Colorless, transparent acrylic resin.
antistatic

TYPICAL PROPERTIES OF ACRYLIC

  UNITS ASTM
TEST
CONTINUOUSLY PROCESSED
ACRYLIC SHEET
Tensile strength psi D638 10,000
Flexural modulus psi D790 480,000
Izod impact (notched) ft-lbs/in
of notch
D256 0.4
Heat deflection
temperature
@ 264 psi
°F D648 195
Maximum continuous
service temperature
in air
°F   160
Water absorption
(immersion
24 hours)
D570 0.20
Coefficient of
linear thermal
expansion
in/in/
°Fx10-5
D696 4.0
Coefficient of
friction (dynamic)
D1003 92

Values may vary according to brand name. Please ask your Curbell Plastics representative for more specific information about an individual brand.
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