Acrylic PMMA Polymethyl methacrylate

Acrylic PMMA

Acrylic PMMA or as it commonly known, Perspex®, is a rigid material known for its fantastic transparency. Available in a variety of different colours and tints Acrylic is often used in displays, as screens & as personal hygiene guards. Acrylic has a high mechanical strength & surface hardness, making it resistant to scratching & able to be polished.

  • High mechanical strength & surface hardness
  • Excellent weatherability & UV resistance
  • Resistant to most solvents
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Availability

Rod

5mm to 200mm OD

Tube

4mm ID to 250mm OD

Sheet

2mm to 50mm Thick

Colours

Transparent, Translucent, Opaque

Modified Grades

No

Cut To Size

Yes, however some grades have minimum order quantity

Features

Material Properties

Acrylic has good thermal stability, high mechanical strength & rigidity. With low water absorption, excellent weather resistance & UV stability, it is a very versatile material. It can be easily machined & polished meaning marks & surface haze from machining can be polished out to maintain the transparency it is known for.

Acrylic vs Polycarbonate (PC)

Acrylic & PC are often confused due to their similar appearance but do have some key differences. Acrylic has 17x the impact resistance of glass, PC has 250x. Acrylic can be polished to restore clarity, whereas PC cannot. Acrylic has a temperature range of -32 ºC to 80 ºC, PC can withstand temperatures up to 120ºC. Acrylic is more cost effective than PC.

Applications

Acrylics transparency, strength & rigidity make it a fantastic material choice in a wide range of applications. Acrylic can be used in a variety of ways such as brochure holders, a glazing alternative or glass replacement, signage, display cases, sneeze guards, flanges & sight glasses.

Acrylic PMMA Properties

Long Term Service Temp
Temperature - Long Term Service Temp-32°C to +80°C
Moisture Absorption
Low - Moisture Absorption
UV Stable
Yes - UV Stable
Compressive Strength
Medium - Compressive Strength
Impact Strength
Low - Impact Strength
Tensile Strength
Low - Tensile Strength
Coefficient of Friction
High - Coefficient of Friction
Abrasion Resistance
Low - Abrasion Resistance
Cost
Low - Cost

Acrylic PMMA Range

Product TypeIndustry ApplicationsAvailable Products & Notes
Acrylic PMMASight Glasses
Clear Engineering Parts
Product Prototypes
Transparent Tanks
Protective Glazing
Outdoor Signage
Boat Screens
Point of Sale Displays
Medical Applications
Winery Pipes
Industrial Applications

Rod, Tube & Sheet
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