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

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  3. I didn't know there were so many uses for acrylic sheets. I actually haven't used them that often to really know much about them, to be honest. I'm just starting to use them for a project I'm doing. I'm building an awesome go-kart for my nephews and it's going to have plexiglass sheets covering the openings of the roll cage.
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  4. Nowadays it is seen that Acrylic Sheets are widely used by the customers from different fields like home decorative, industry purpose and personal use. Great sharing.

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  6. I didn't realize the stuff was so versatile! No wonder my cousin's company is ordering so many perspex sheets. Once it's processed, they're going to be able to do quite a lot with it. Thiago |

  7. There are a lot of uses for plexiglass and I had no idea that there was. It is really cool to see one thing being used for multiple products. That just goes to show that this product is very well made and was meant to be diverse in what it could do.

  8. Acrylic Sheets is a very flexible thing. You can see it in your day to day life everywhere and anywhere. Because of its advantages thousands of people use it.

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  10. Can I use plexisheets for my craft works like glass paintings...

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  13. Polycarbonate sheets are most preferred for both residential and commercial purposes and it has always been one of the top and most preferred among the people. Polycarbonate Multiwall Sheets

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  17. Acrylic Sheet are widely Used By Industries. Many industries manufactured acrylic sheet for customers.Many industries import and export Acrylic Sheet.
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  18. Nice information you sharing about acrylic sheet. This sheets are widely using in different shapes and models in the market. Especially polycarbonate sheets have most demand.

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  19. Acrylic material allows light to permeate and hence is used indicatively in signage for light effects like smudge, smooth and clear.
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  20. The acrylic display boxes can help you to display your product in exhibition or expo in very effective way because can see the product more clear in these boxes and which help them to make their decision more timely or comfortably