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Acrylic

POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATE

Acrylic also referred to as its trademark names Lucite and Perspex is one of the most widely used thermoplastics. It is approximately half the weight of glass and has great impact resistance and surface hardness, and unlike glass it is less vulnerable to shattering. It also has great UV and water/salt resistance. Acrylic comes in a wide variety of colours, gloss and transparencies. Acrylic can be easily fabricated, thermoformed, polished and machined.

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Acrylic also referred to as its trademark names Lucite and Perspex is one of the most widely used thermoplastics. It is approximately half the weight of glass and has great impact resistance and surface hardness, and unlike glass it is less vulnerable to shattering. It also has great UV and water/salt resistance. Acrylic comes in a wide variety of colours, gloss and transparencies. Acrylic can be easily fabricated, thermoformed, polished and machined.

acrylic


Colours shown above are just representations of a particular colour and aren’t necessarily the finished plastic colour. Lighting conditions, monitor calibration and variances in the plastic colour processing can impact the colour of a given material. For more information on colour availability please contact us.
gauge
Ava.
gauge
Ava.
gauge
Ava.
0.5MM
4.5MM
18MM
1MM
6MM
20MM
1.5MM
8MM
25MM
2MM
10MM
30MM
3MM
12MM
40MM
4MM
15MM
50-100MM
Property
Value
Unit
Mechanical
Tensile Strength
70
MPa
Flexural Strength
110
MPa
Shear Strength
1700
MPa
Impact Strength
160-270
J/m
Hardness
M95
M or R
Thermal
Working Temperature
82
°C
Vacuum Forming Temperature
142-160
°C
Thermal Expansion
3.6
10^-5/°C
Vicat Softening Temperature
90
°C
Miscellaneous
Specific Gravity
1.19
g/cm³
Water Absorption
0.3
% in 24 hr
Light Transmission
92
%
Dielectric Strength
500
Volts/Mil
Surface Energy
41
Dynes/cm


The information in the above data table is provided for educational purposes only in good faith and should only be used as a guide. As sheet material comes in a wide variety of grades, colours, textures and can contain different chemical properties, the figures only represent a typical insight into the specifications of the material. Information has been collated from a variety of sources. For more information on these figures and other properties please contact us.

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