Acrylic GS - umbra, transparent
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.
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.
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.