Acrylic is used in a wide range of industries due to it’s technical properties. It is commonly found in display cabinets, police riot shields, signage, fish tanks and aircraft windows.

 

Acrylic can be formed and molded using heat. It can be cut with either a laser cutter or circular saw equipped with a special blade. Cut edges can be polished using heat, or buffed using a polishing cloth. It can be joined using special adhesives.

Acrylic, is known as Polymethyl Methacrylate, or PMMA. It is shatter resistant and half the density of glass.

 

Below is a table showing typical technical properties of Acrylic Sheets

 

Specific gravity
1.19-1.20
Hardness
M-100
Water Absorbtion – 24 hours
0.30%
Tension
Coefficient of rupture
700kg/cm2
Coefficient of elasticity
2800kg/cm2
Bending
Coefficient of rupture
1.5kg/cm2
Coefficient of elasticity
2800kg/cm2
Transmission of Light
Transmission(parallel rays)
92%
Transmission(full rays)
93%
Other
Heat distortion temperature
100℃
Coefficient of linear expansion
6*10-5cm/cm℃
Temperature of continuous operation
80℃
Thermoforming Temperature range
140-180℃
Insulating strength
20kv/mm