Lighter than glass; it’s a heavyweight in performance.
An inherently lightweight yet rigid material, acrylic provides a cost-effective and versatile alternative to glass and other heavier plastics. It easily withstands the heat from sunlight, cold weather, and dramatic temperature changes, making it a reliable performer in applications requiring outdoor exposure. With a clear, colorless and transparent surface, acrylic provides nearly distortion-free clarity when used in windows, displays, signage and lighting fixtures.
Acrylic is dimensionally stable, preventing shrinkage over time. This easily handled and processed material can be machined, thermoformed, sawed, drilled, laser-cut, filed, and polished, and is ideally installed in frames. Like many plastics, acrylic expands and contracts with temperature changes, and framing will need to be designed accordingly.
Lightweight, rigid thermoplastic
Colorless, transparent acrylic resin
Excellent light transmission
Impact and shatter resistant
Weather resistant with good UV stability
Good rigidity and hardness
Consistent tensile strength at temperatures up to 160°F (71°C) continuous service
Good insulation properties
Good thermal stability
Lighting fixture diffusers and tubes
Aquariums and hockey rinks
Window glazing and window frames