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
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.