Strong, stiff, clear plastic available in a variety of brilliant colors
Acrylic is a transparent plastic 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 plastics provide outstanding versatility, durability, and aesthetic qualities.
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24 in x 48 in – 72 in x 120 in
0.040 in – 2 in
||Cast Outside Diameter:
0.250 in – 6 in
||Extruded Outside Diameter:
0.062 in – 3 in
||Extruded Square Outside
0.125 in – 1.500 in
||Cast Outside Diameter:
1.250 in – 12 in
||Extruded Outside Diameter:
0.250 in – 6 in
|Abrasion Resistant (AR1, AR2), Non-Glare, Light Diffusion, P95, P99, Mirror
||General Purpose, Abrasion
Resistant, 40% Impact Modified, 70% Impact Modified, Light Diffusing, Bullet Resistant, Sign-Grade, Anti Reflective/ Non-Glare, ESD (Electrostatic Dissipative), Digital
TYPES AND COLORS
White 7328, White 2447, Red 2157, Red 2283, Red 2793,
Yellow 2037, Green 2108, Blue 2051, Blue 2050, Blue 2114
Black 2025, White 3015, White 7328, Gray 3001, Ivory 2146, Yellow 2037, Orange 2119, Red 2157, Green 2030, Blue 2051
White 2447, White 7328, Yellow 2208, Red 2423, Magenta 2167, Purple 19180, Blue 2424, Green 2092, Light Green 3030, Amber 2422, Bronze 2412, Bronze 2404, Bronze 2370, Gray Smoke 2064, Gray Smoke 2074
Yellow 4073, Yellow 9096, Pink Red 19357, Light Orange 3127, Medium Orange 2150, Red Orange 2149, Dark Orange 9094, Green 5143, Blue 9092
Gold 7001, Indian Bronze 7026
||Blue 1000, Blue 2069, Blue 2424, Purple 1020, Gray 1050, Gray 2064, Orange 1119, Gold 1300, Red 1310, Red 1400, Red 2423, Bronze 2404, Bronze 1600, Green 4674, Green 2414, Pink 1450, Teal 2120, Yellow 2208, Amber 2422, Mirrored
||White 7328 Translucent
||Blue 2050, Blue 2114, Red 2157, Red 2283, Red 2793, White 2406, White 2447, White 7328, Yellow 2037, Clear, Colorless, Translucent, White
Length, width, thickness, and diameter tolerances vary by size, by manufacturer, brand, and grade. Custom sizes and colors available upon request. Acrylic rod and tube are also available in a wide range of colors.
Cast and extruded acrylic available in paper and film mask.
Acrylic Properties and 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.
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.
OPTIX® DA Acrylic for Digital Printing– OPTIX® DA is specifically designed to provide optimal adhesion of UV curing inks without the need for adhesion promoters.
OPTIX® LD Acrylic for Light Diffusion– OPTIX® LD 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.
OPTIX® 95 Acrylic– OPTIX® 95 has a matte finish on one side and provides a decorative effect that reduces surface reflections. Smudge and fingerprint resistant.
OPTIX® 95 LED Light Diffusing Acrylic– OPTIX® 95 LED offers a soft satin appearance on one side, combining high efficiency with excellent diffusing properties, making it ideal for LED lighting applications.
OPTIX® Frost LED Light Diffusing Acrylic– OPTIX® Frost LED acrylic sheet provides a soft satin appearance on 2 sides, combining high efficiency with excellent diffusing properties, making it ideal for LED lighting applications.
KSH® Acrylic Lighting Panels and Overlays for Light Diffusing– KSH® panels are prismatic lighting panels that eliminate glare and obscure fluorescent and HID (high intensity discharge) lamps. They are suitable for various size areas and available in several prismatic options. KSH® high transmission acrylic overlay sheets are used to diffuse lamp images and provide a more uniform surface brightness.
Plexiglas® Sylk Light Diffusing Acrylic– Plexiglas® Sylk acrylic sheet with a soft texture throughout maintains that texture after bending and forming. It is easy to fabricate and thermoform. UL 94 HB.
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 such as Clear OPTIX® Acrylic and Impact Modified Acrylic.
Acrylic Rods and Tubes– Acrylic rod, square 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.
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Typical properties of ACRYLIC
|Izod impact (notched)
||ft-lbs/in of notch
|Heat deflection temperature @ 264 psi
|Maximum continuous service temperature in air
|Water absorption (immersion 24 hours)
|Coefficient of linear thermal expansion
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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ACRYLIC MATERIAL PROPERTIES COMPARISON GRAPHS