Acrylic

Acrylic, also known as Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA), is a thermoplastic that can be formed into a number of shapes, making it suitable for use in a broad range of industries and products. Polymershapes offers a full-line of extruded and cast acrylic sheet products for many applications, including signage, displays, skylights and more.

Description

Acrylic, also known as Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA), is a thermoplastic that can be formed into a number of shapes, making it suitable for use in a broad range of industries and products. Polymershapes offers a full-line of extruded and cast acrylic sheet products for many applications, including signage, displays, skylights and more.

Acrylic offers glass-like properties such as clarity, brilliance and translucence, but is much lighter and much more durable. Acrylic is easy to form, with high impact resistance, excellent transparency, and superior weatherability. Additionally, coatings can be applied to acrylic to enhance its functionality, scratch-resistance, anti-fog, or reflective characteristics.

Available in various texture and color options, Polymershapes can provide the right acrylic sheeting for your application. Whether you require optical clarity and light transmission, shatter-resistant clear acrylic sheets for security purposes, or another type of acrylic sheet, Polymershapes offers the widest range of acrylic products on the market, from trusted manufacturing partners.

Features & Benefits

  • More impact resistant than glass
  • High optical clarity
  • Easy to fabricate, glue, and polish
  • Available in a variety of finishes and patterns

Applications

  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Aerospace
  • Armored Vehicle
  • Automotive
  • BR Systems/Security Glazing
  • Building & Construction
  • Bus and Rail
  • Countertop Templates/Cabinetry
  • Electric and Non-Printed Sign
  • Enclosures
  • Golf Cart Windshields
  • Greenhouses
  • Machine Guards
  • Movie Studio/Sound Stage
  • POP/Display
  • Printing/Graphics
  • Recreational Vehicles
  • Skylights
  • Transit Shelters
  • Watercraft
  • Window Glazing

Physical Properties

UNITS ASTM
TEST
General Purpose
Acrylic
Tensile strength @ break @ 73°F psi D638 2,800 – 10,900
Flexural modulus @ 73°F psi D790 188,000 – 512,000
Izod impact (notched) ft-lbs/in of notch D256 0.22 – 1.1
Deflection Temperature Under Load  @ 264 psi °F D648 Unannealed: 162 – 221
Annealed: 125 – 223
Water absorption @ 73°F –  24 hours % D570 0.29 – 0.42
Compressive strength psi D695 14,100 – 18,000
Coefficient of linear thermal expansion (CLTE) (in/in°F) D696 3.3E-5 to 5.0E-5
Taber Abrasion Resistance mg D1044 0.00100 – 3.81

*Technical Data is provided courtesy of UL Prospector (www.ulprospector.com) and IAPD (www.IAPD.org).

Data is to be considered representative and is provided for guidance only. All product performance must be verified by the user under actual application conditions.

Product Options

Color: Clear, White, Black, Gray, Bronze, Sign Colors
Grades: General Purpose, Cast, Non-glare, Digital Print, Mirror, Impact Modified, Frost, LED Sign, Lighting Panel, Aerospace, Frame Grade

Standard Sizes

Sheet Dimensions: 48″ x 96″, 48″ x 120″, 51″ x 100″, 60″ x 96″, 72″ x 96″, 60″ x  120″
Thickness: 0.030″ – 6″
Rod Diameter: 0.125″ – 8″
Tube Outside Diameter: .250″ – 12″

*The sizes above are standard stocking sizes. Other custom sizes are available upon request. Please contact your local branch for information and a quote.