Acrylic GS - clear, transparent
0.020 inches 0.040 inches 0.080 inches 0.118 inches 0.157 inches 0.200 inches 0.240 inches 0.310 inches
What is it
Acrylic glass GS sheets are produced by means of liquid PMMA polymerizing between two sheets of glass. This process produces a material with outstanding characteristics: it is fracture resistant (compared to glass), weather resistant, highly transparent and lends itself to being shaped and processed.
Acrylic has a thickness tolerance of +/-15% of the material thickness.
1 mm Acrylic:
This Precision Acrylic Glass is an ultra high quality cast acrylic plate that primarily distinguish themselves from other customary acrylic glass in the trade through their extremely small thickness tolerances (± 0.1 mm).
Acrylic semifinished products do not turn yellow in the sunshine. This makes them perfect for outdoor use. Because acrylic glass is subject to thermal expansion, any fixing or mounting systems must be so designed that the sheets are never under stress. Acrylic glass should not be cleaned with glass cleaners like Sidolin because they can corrode or deface it. Warm water with detergent or special plastic cleaners should be used.
1 mm Acrylic:
Engraving is not recommended for this Precision Acrylic Glass. Because of the heat generated in the engraving, the material gets deformed. Engraved Acrylic glass with 1 mm in thickness is therefore usually not flat but wavy.
6 mm Acrylic:
If you want to use laser cutting, your design should not be too delicate. The material absorbs a lot of heat when laser cutted, what lets structures of 1 mm or smaller melt together after being laser cutted.
Acrylic sheets have universal applications: for lightweight constructions in model making or visual displays, in picture frames or glazing as well as for making signs and light boxes.
Adhesives, joints & fastenings
Acrylic glass GS can be milled, drilled and sawn, glued with Dichloromethane, and, as a thermoplastic plastic, can be shaped (deformed) at temperatures between 160C and 180C.