Cast acrylic sheet is a material with unique
physical properties and performance characteristics. It weighs
half as much as the finest optical glass, yet is equal to it
in clarity and is up to 17 times more impact resistant. Cast
acrylic sheet is made in over 250 colors, in thicknesses from
.030" to 4.25' and can transmit ultraviolet light or filter
it out, as required.
Aircraft manufacturers use Cast Acrylic sheet in jets and helicopters.
Because of its light and energy transmission properties architects
find Cast acrylic sheet ideal for skylights, sun screens, fascia
panels and dome structures.
Expansion and Contraction:
Cast acrylic sheet responds to temperature changes by expanding
or contracting at a far greater rate than glass
Cast acrylic sheet is much more flexible than glass or many
other building materials. When using large sheets for windows,
it is important that rabbets or channels be deep enough to provide
support against high winds.
Cast acrylic sheet has excellent resistance to attack by many
chemicals. It is affected, in varying degrees, by benzene, toluene,
carbon tetrachloride, ethyl and methyl alcohol, lacquer thinners,
ethers, ketones and esters.
Cast acrylic sheet is an excellent insulator. Its surface resistivity
is higher than that of most plastics.
Colorless Cast acrylic sheet has a light transmittance of 92%.
It is clearer than window glass and will not turn yellow. Cast
acrylic sheet is also available in a large variety of transparent
and translucent colors.
UV Light Resistance:
Clear acrylic sheet resists ultraviolet light degradation. Each
acrylic sheet has a ten-year-limited warranty against yellowing
and loss of light transmission.
Acrylic sheets have excellent light transmission. Clearer than
glass! Will not yellow after prolonged sun exposure.
Despite heat, cold, sunlight, and humidity acrylic sheet maintains
its original appearance and color.
Shatter-resistant, earthquake safe, and burglar-resistant. Increase
safety with windows glazed of acrylic.
Even with its strength and durability, acrylic sheet is only
half the weight of glass.