ACRYLITE® Block Product Information

No matter the application, ACRYLITE® block makes a powerful statement. Its un-distorted view enhances a product or message without distracting from it. Crystal clear material has high mechanical and chemical resistance and is easy to work with, even in complex fabrications. Deep sea pressures are no problem for ACRYLITE®. It has eleven times the impact strength of glass, whether deep below the sea or in hyperbaric chambers used for medical purposes on land. This material is monolithic. It can be manufactured in large sizes to produce glazing for pressure equipment. The result is a homogeneous block that is extremely stable, without joints or weak points.

Features & Benefits

  • Crystal clear, undistorted view
  • Eleven times the impact strength of glass
  • Monolithic-no lamination
  • High resistance to solvents and chemicals
  • Easily fabricated, cemented and bonded
  • 30 year warranty against yellowing

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ACRYLITE® Block is available in the following sizes and thicknesses:

Size (Inches)Size (Meters)Thickness
48" x 96" 1.2 x 2.4

Stocked as 1.18" (30mm), 1.57" (40mm), 1.97" (50mm), 2.5" (63.5mm), 3.15" (80mm), 3.54" (90mm), 3.94" (100mm)

Other thickness up to a max of 4.72" (120mm) available upon request.

78.7" x 98.4" 2 x 2.5

Stocked as 1.18" (30mm), 1.57" (40mm), 1.97" (50mm)

Other thickness up to a max of 4.33" (110mm) available upon request.

78.7" x 118.1" 2 x 3

Stocked as 1.18" (30mm), 1.57" (40mm), 1.97" (50mm), 2.5" (63.5mm), 3.15" (80mm), 3.54" (90mm), 3.94" (100mm)

Other thickness up to a max of 4.72" (120mm) available upon request.

78.7" x 198.8" 2 x 5

Stocked as 1.57" (40mm), 1.97" (50mm), 2.5" (63.5mm), 3.15" (80mm), 3.54" (90mm), 3.94" (100mm)

Other thickness up to a max of 3.94" (100mm) available upon request.

86.6" x 236.2" 2.2 x 6

Not stocked in the US

Thicknesses from 0.98" (25mm) to 5.12" (130mm) available upon request

118.1" x 236.2" 3 x 6

Stocked as 3.15" (80mm), 3.54" (90mm), 3.94" (100mm), 4.72" (120mm)

Other thickness up to a max of 8.66" (220mm) available upon request.

118.1" x 307" 3 x 7.8

Not stocked in the US

Thicknesses from 1.57" (40mm) to 8.66" (220mm) available upon request.

Physical Properties of ACRYLITE®

ASTM MethodTypical Value (.236” Thickness)(b)
Property(a) Mechanical Specific Gravity D 792 1.19
Tensile Strength Elongation, Rupture Modulus of Elasticity D 638 10,000 psi (69 M Pa) 4.2% 400,000 psi (2800 M Pa)
Flexural Strength (Rupture) Modulus of Elasticity D 790 16,500 psi (114 M Pa) 475,000 psi (3300 M Pa)
Compressive Strength (Yield) Modulus of Elasticity D 695 18,000 psi (124 M Pa) 430,000 psi (2960 M Pa)
Shear Strength D 732 9,000 psi (62 M Pa)
Impact Strength Izod Milled Notch D 256 0.4 ft. lbs/in. of notch (21.6 J/m of notch)
Rockwell Hardness D 785 M-94
Barcol Hardness D 2583 49
Residual Shrinkage(c) (Internal Strain) D 702 2%
Optical (Clear Material) Refractive Index D 542 1.49
Light Transmission, Total UV Transmission Haze D 1003 92%, 0 at 320 nanometers, less than 1%
Thermal Forming Temperature - 340-380 °F ( 170-190°C)
Deflection Temperature under load, 264 psi D 648 210 °F ( 99°C)
Vicat Softening Point D 1525 239 °F ( 115°C)
Maximum Recommended Continuous Service Temperature - 180 °F (d) (82°C)
Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion D 696 0.000040 in/in-°F (0.000072 m/m-°C)
Coefficient of Thermal Conductivity (k-Factor) Ceno-Fitch 1.3 BTU/(Hr) (Sq. Ft.) (°F/in.) (0.19 w/m.K)
Flammability (Burning Rate 3 mm thickness) D 635 1.2 in/min. (30.5 mm/min.)
Self-Ignition Temperature D 1929 910 °F ( 490 °C)
Specific heat @ 77 F - 0.35 BTU/(Ib.) (°F) (1470 J/Kg.k)
Smoke Density Rating ( 3 mm thickness) D 2843 11.4%
Electrical Dielectric Strength Short Time ( 0.125”-thickness) D 149 430 volts/mil (17 KV/mm)
Dielectric Constant 60 Hertz 1,000 Hertz, 1,000,000 Hertz D 150 3.5, 3.2, 2.7
Dissipation Factor 60 Hertz 1,000 Hertz, 1,000,000 Hertz D 150 0.06, 0.04, 0.02
Volume Resistivity D 257 1.6 x 1016ohm-cm
Surface Resistivity D 257 1.9 X 1015ohms
Water Absorption 24 hrs @ 73 F Weight Gain during Immersion Soulable Matter Lost Water Absorbed Dimensional Change during Immersion D 570 0.2% 0.2% 0.0% 0.2% 0.2%
Long Term Water Absorption Weight Gain during Immersion 7 Days 14 Days 21 Days 35 Days 48 Days D 570 .05% .06% .08% 1.0% 1.1%
Odor - None
Taste - None

Notes:

  • Typical values: should not be used for specification purposes.
  • Values shown are for 6mm thickness unless noted otherwise. Some values will change with thickness.
  • Difference in length and width, as measured at room temperature, before and after heating above 300°F.
  • It is recommended that temperatures not exceed 180°F for continuous service, or 200°F for short, intermittent use.