Acrylic Sheet, Rod & Shapes
U.S. Plastic Corp.® is your source for acrylic sheet, acrylic rod and acrylic shapes. Acrylic plastic sheet is completely transparent, flexible, and exhibits great resistance to breakage. Acrylic is an excellent material to use in place of glass for windows, skylights, doors, partitions, etc. Acrylic is lightweight, half the weight of glass, and it is virtually unaffected by nature. Acrylic's transparency, gloss and dimensional shape are virtually unaffected by years of exposure to the elements, salt spray or corrosive atmospheres. Acrylic materials withstand exposure to light from fluorescent lamps without darkening or deteriorating. Acrylic ultimately will discolor, however, when exposed to high-intensity UV light below 265 nm. Acrylic can take temperatures from -40ºF to 180ºF (intermittent to 200ºF).  Acrylic fabrication is easy, as it can be sawed with fine tooth blades, drilled with plastic drills, sanded and polished. Also, acrylic can be cemented with acrylic cement.  Acrylic meets FDA standards, is UV stabilized and has a UL 95 flammability rating. Acrylic has a forming temp of 350ºF.  Acrylic applications include inspection windows, sight gauges, windshields, meter faces, protective covers, safety shields, tanks, desk tops, displays, trays, and chair pads.