Wednesday, October 30, 2013

50 Uses for Plexiglass Acrylic Sheets, Rods & Tubes

Plexiglass acrylic is a glazing, signage, window or display material that is unaffected by moisture, and has a high strength-to-weight ratio. Plexiglass offers high light transmittance and can be heat-formed without loss of optical clarity.

Acrylic is  technically a polymer chain of PMMA (Polymethyl methacrylate).  This thermoplastic resin is produced in basic shapes such as sheets, rods and tubes which are often used as a lightweight or shatter-resistant alternative to glass. The material was developed in 1928 and was first brought to market in 1933 by the Rohm and Hass Company, under the trademark Plexiglas.  In sheet form, it has since been sold under many different names, including Acrylite®, Lucite®, and Optix®. Plexiglass acrylic is produced in basic shapes by three different manufacturing processes: Cast, Extruded & Continuous Cast.

PMMA is an economical alternative to polycarbonate (PC) when extreme strength is not necessary. Additionally, PMMA does not contain the potentially harmful bisphenol-A subunits found in polycarbonate. It is often preferred because of its moderate properties, easy handling and processing, and low cost. Non-modified PMMA behaves in a brittle manner when loaded, especially under an impact force and is more prone to scratching than conventional inorganic glass, but modified PMMA can achieve high scratch and impact resistance.  It can also be coated with special abrasion-resistant coating as supplied in Acrylite® AR

Plexiglass is also available extruded rods, cast rods, extruded tubes, cast tubes, and a variety of profiles shapes such as square bar rectangular bar, triangle bar, J-Bar, Z-Bar and W-Bar.  These shapes are used to fabricate various point-of-purchase displays and store fixtures.

50 Common Uses for Plexiglass:

Safety Glazing
Picture Frames
Impact Shields
Display Cases
Display Stands
Table Tops
Backlit Signs
Light Fixtures
Storm Windows
Bus Shelters
Designer Glass
Instrument Dials
Sight Glasses
Museum Cases
Store Fixtures
Light Boxes
Aircraft Canopies
Photo Backdrops
Light Diffusers
Face Masks
Patio Glass
Optical Lenses
Sound Barriers
P.O.P. Displays
Brochure Holders
Test Fixtures
Video Screens
Collection Boxes
Water Tanks
Arena Shields
Speaker Boxes
Acoustic Shields
Medical Shields
Food Storage
Marker Boards
Menu Boards
Retail Advertising
Motorcycle Fairings

For more details on plexiglass visit Professional Plastics Website, or call (888) 995-7767

Monday, January 7, 2013

Rochling Medical Grade Plastic Shapes from Professional Plastics, Inc.

Professional Plastics stocks a full-range of Rochling's medical grade extruded plastic shapes used for surgical instruments and trays, diagnostic equipment, orthopedic sizing trials and dental instruments.

These products offer a wide range of features critical to the medical device market such as; Biocompatibility (USP Class VI and ISO 10993-5 Approved), FDA Approval, Lot and Batch Traceability, and Resistance to Sterilization (autoclaving). These materials are approved for Non-implant applications only.
Acetal, Radel & Ultem Hip & Knee Sizing Trials

Key products include: Sustarin® C MG Acetal, Sustason PPSU MG (Radel R), SustaPEI MG (Ultem), SustaPEEK MG, SustaPSU MG (Polysulfone), SustaPPO MG (Noryl) and Polystone® P MG (Heat Stabilized Polypropylene).

Professional Plastics can provide stock shapes, or finished parts to customer design specifications.

Typical parts made from these material include; surgical instruments and devices, endoscopic tools, surgical trays, dental instuments, hip and knee sizing trials, and moving components for gears, sliders and other parts in medical equipment.

Available with Complete Lot and Batch Traceability, Ultrasonic Testing, Certificate of Analysis for Resin, ISO 9001:2008 Certification and ISO 13485 (Medical Device Standard) Compliant.

For more information, contact Professional Plastics, Inc. at (888) 995-7767 or visit online.