More flexible than glass or metals, acrylic is more rigid than many other plastics such as acetates, polycarbonates, or vinyl. Extruded acrylic sheet is more economical and has a lower forming temperature than cast acrylic; however, it is more prone to scratching. Extruded acrylic sheet complies with FDA requirements for food contact, making it an ideal choice for restaurants, retail stores, grocery stores, cafeterias, and much more. NOTE: Acrylic sheet components should not be exposed to high heat sources such as high wattage incandescent lamps unless the finished product is ventilated to permit the dissipation of heat.
- Extruded acrylic
- Half the weight of glass & more impact resistant
- Meets ANSI Z97.1 for use as a safety glazing material
- Clear, colorless; light transmittance is 92%
- Tolerance: ±0.187" on sizes under 48" x 96"
- Extruded forming temperature: 290°F to 320°F
- Extruded temp.: -30°F to 160°F continuous (190°F intermittent)
- Meets FDA standards