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Sheets
What's the thickness tolerance of ACRYLITE® General Grade cast?
Do you have a color number chart for ACRYLITE® products?
Yes, you can access the charts here.
How do I calculate the thickness of an ACRYLITE® cast aquarium?
Please click on this LINK for the ACRYLITE® Aquarium Thickness Calculator, which will determine the proper thickness for an aquarium made of ACRYLITE® cast (GP) acrylic sheet. Roehm America LLC recommends that all acrylic water vessels, including ...
What is the thickness tolerance of ACRYLITE® extruded (FF) acrylic sheet?
The thickness tolerance for ACRYLITE® FF, AR, OP-3, P-99, Crystal Ice, Satin Ice, FFV, and FFX acrylic sheet products. Thickness Min - Max in mm 0.060 1.5 0.054-0.066 0.080 2.0 0.072-0.088 0.090 2.4 0.081-0.099 ...
What is the thickness tolerance of ACRYLITE® cast (GP) acrylic sheet?
ACRYLITE® cast (GP) acrylic sheet is manufactured according to ISO 7823-1, Plastics―Poly(methyl methacrylate) sheets―Types, dimensions and characteristics. ISO 7823-1 provides thickness tolerances up to 25 mm. Beyond 25 mm, ACRYLITE® is cast to a corporate...
Do you have a warranty for ACRYLITE® cast (GP) acrylic sheet?
Roehm America LLC warrants to the purchaser that, for a period of 30 years from the date of original purchase, colorless, smooth ACRYLITE® cast (GP) acrylic sheet manufactured by Roehm America LLC or its affiliate(s) will not undergo a change in light...
What thickness do you recommend for standard frame sizes?
Making acrylic picture frames is a breeze when using ACRYLITE® acrylic sheet. Not only do we have a variety of products to cover any need in our ACRYLITE® for framing portfolio, but we also provide crucial tips like these to help you learn about acrylic...
Do you have a warranty for ACRYLITE® Gallery UV Filtering (OP2/OP3/UV3)?
Roehm America LLC warrants to the purchaser that ACRYLITE® Gallery UV filtering (OP2/OP3/UV3) acrylic sheet manufactured by Roehm America LLC will not have black specks or contamination in excess of .030” in size. Not covered under this warranty are ...
Do you have a warranty for ACRYLITE® extruded (FF) acrylic sheet?
Roehm America LLC warrants all users that, for a period of 30 years from the date of original purchase, colorless, smooth ACRYLITE® extruded (FF) acrylic sheet manufactured by Roehm America will not undergo a change in light transmission of more than...
Do you have a warranty for ACRYLITE® Gallery acrylic sheet?
Roehm America LLC warrants to the purchaser that ACRYLITE® Gallery premium framing acrylic sheet manufactured by Roehm America LLC will not have black specks or contamination in excess of .030” in size. Not covered under this warranty are black specks...
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Cements
Do you offer a UV light activated cement for acrylic plastics?
Yes, our ACRIFIX® 1R 0192 is a one part UV activated cement available in 4 oz tubes and larger cans.
Do I need to clean parts prior to solvent bonding?
Parts that are to be solvent cemented must be clean. Any residual mold release agents or mold polishing compounds can inhibit solvent bonding. Parts should be washed with a solution of mild soap or detergent. A clean, soft cloth and light pressure should...
What is adhesive bonding?
Adhesive bonding differs from the solvent process in that an adhesive is applied to the bonding area. The adhesive itself forms the bond between the two surfaces. The strength of this bond is dependent on the strength of the adhesive and its ability ...
Can you recommend polymerizable cementing equipment and suppliers?
Solvent-Resistant TapeApplicators Scotch Brand No. 685 Riveters Tape 3M Company Industrial Tape & Specialties Division Bldg. 220-8E-04, 3M Center St. Paul MN 55144 (651) 733-1441 http://www.mmm.com/ Craftics, Inc. PO Box 91930 Albuquerque...
Do you offer a solvent cement that does not have methylene chloride in it?
Our ACRIFIX® 1S 0117 solvent cement does not have methylene chloride in its formulation.
Is there a cement that matches the matte finish of satinice textures?
Our ACRIFIX® 2R 0195 reactive cement has a matte finish when cured which better matches the finish of ACRYLITE® Satinice textures.
Proper procedures & equipment for cementing ACRYLITE® Resist sheet?
Introduction ACRYLITE® Resist™ 65 acrylic sheet (formerly known as ACRYLITE PLUS® acrylic sheet) can be fabricated using the same machinery that is used on ACRYLITE® extruded (FF) acrylic sheet. Fabrication techniques are nearly the same. Minor modifications...
Do you have a general purpose reactive cement for acrylics?
Our ACRIFIX® 2R 0190 cement is a very good general purpose reactive cement for acrylic plastics.
Adhesive for acrylic windows on fiberglass boat (Gelcoat substrate)?
ACRYLITE® cast (GP) sheet is recommended for windows in a marine (boat) application. Perimeter framing the acrylic window is recommended for installation. Then the framing can be adhered to the fiberglass. It is important that the installation system...
Do your products include Conflict Minerals?
No. Roehm America LLC certifies all ACRYLITE® and ACRIFIX® products are formulated without intentional addition of any compounds of Tantalum (Ta), Tin (Sn), Tungsten (W), or Gold (Au). These compounds are known by the acronym 3TG, and are considered ...
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Rods & Tubes
Does ACRYLITE® offer a cleaner to use on acrylic products?
Yes, our ACRIFIX® AC1010 cleaner is an excellent choice for cleaning any ACRYLITE® acrylic surface. It also helps reduce the static on the surface of the parts.
Do you have any information on ultrasonic welding ACRYLITE® acrylic sheet?
What is Ultrasonic Welding? Ultrasonic waves are the vibrational waves with frequencies above the hearing range of the human ear. Ultrasonic welding utilizes these waves to generate the heat required for welding. Ultrasonic welding of thermoplastics...
What are the U-factors for your ACRYLITE® acrylic sheet products?
Thermal Conductivity The U-factor, or overall heat transmission coefficient, is the amount of heat which will pass through one square foot of a specific thickness of material per hour. U factors depend on specific conditions and differ for summer ...
Best equipment & methods to thermoform ACRYLITE® rods & tubes?
Free bending ACRYLITE® cast (GP) acrylic tubes and ACRYLITE® extruded (FF) acrylic tubes is performed without support, (i.e. when an angle bend is made in a tube, its walls are not supported either internally or externally; and they are not filled ...
What's the diameter/wall thickness tolerances for ACRYLITE® Tube?
TubeOutside DiameterWall Thickness 2" +/- 0.6mm +/- 0.3mm 3" +/- 0.8mm +/- 0.35mm 4" +/- 1.2mm +/- 0.35mm 6" +/- 1.5mm +/- 0.4mm 8" +/- 2.0mm +/- 0.4mm 10" +/- 2.0mm +/- 0.5mm 12" +/- 2.0mm +/- 0...
Any methods/equipment for cutting lengths of ACRYLITE® rods and tubes?
Generally, straight cuts are best made using a conventional table or panel saw. A saw blade specifically designed for acrylic, such as a triple-chip grind, carbide toothed saw blade works best. For a 10-inch saw blade, 80 teeth are recommended. For...
Do ACRYLITE® acrylic sheet products contain phthalate plasticizers?
No, ACRYLITE® acrylic sheet products do not contain any phthalate plasticizers.
What are the proper materials to use when painting ACRYLITE® acrylic?
Equipment and Materials The crystal clarity and long-term weatherability of ACRYLITE® extruded (FF) acrylic sheet allow for painting and printing on fabricated signs, displays, and other decorative items.  Using the correct materials will help you...
Can ACRYLITE® acrylic sheet products be considered "acid-free"?
ACRYLITE® acrylic sheet products are very well suited for use in archival framing, shadow boxes and display cases. ACRYLITE® acrylic sheet contains no plasticizers or acids that could potentially damage framed products and can be classified as "acid-...
When cutting acrylic with a circular saw, do I need a cooling system?
The use of a saw blade cooling system can yield a much cleaner, smoother saw cut edge and greatly increase the life of the saw blade. These systems remove heat from the blade and the plastic as it is being cut. Two types of systems are commonly used...
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Care & Maintenance
How do you remove paper masking from ACRYLITE® sheet products?
You can remove the paper masking with a cardboard tube by rolling the masking around it. Roll the masking paper onto a cardboard tube. Roll the masking paper back enough to allow work on the edge of the sheet. Masked ACRYLITE® sheet should be ...
How to clean adhesive residue/haze left by masking on ACRYLITE®?
Adhesive residue or haze left by masking can be difficult to remove. It usually occurs when the masking's latex adhesive gets old or is exposed to moisture, high temperature, or sunlight. The residue or haze may be removed using kerosene or aliphatic...
What are the recommended ACRYLITE® continuous service temperatures?
ProductContinuous Service Temperature (°F) ACRYLITE® FF acrylic sheetACRYLITE® AR acrylic sheet -30 to 160 ACRYLITE® GP acrylic sheetACRYLITE® GAR acrylic sheet -40 to 180 ACRYLITE® SG acrylic sheet 32 to 160 ACRYLITE® Resist...
Will xylene based cleaners (Good Off) cause crazing on ACRYLITE®?
In terms of chemical resistance, most alkenes are incompatible with acrylic. This includes chemicals such as xylene, toluene, benzene and other aromatic compounds. We would NOT recommend cleaning acrylic with a xylene based product as it will most likely...
Why do my ACRYLITE® sheets look warped and wavy?
When acrylic sheets are exposed to air, they can absorb moisture from the air. This causes the exposed edges of a sheet to expand slightly, resulting in the sheets taking on a wavy/warped appearance. To prevent this, the sheets should be kept in the ...
Does ACRYLITE® offer a cleaner to use on acrylic products?
Yes, our ACRIFIX® AC1010 cleaner is an excellent choice for cleaning any ACRYLITE® acrylic surface. It also helps reduce the static on the surface of the parts.
What is the proper method to store ACRYLITE® acrylic sheet?
Skids and cases of ACRYLITE® acrylic sheet are shipped with polyethylene film overwrap which protects the sheet from dirt and moisture. The overwrap should be left intact during storage to minimize warpage. Sheets should be stored vertically or in special...
What recommendations do you have for the caring and cleaning of ACRYLITE® acrylic sheet?
Wash ACRYLITE® acrylic sheet with a solution of mild soap or detergent and lukewarm water. Use a clean soft cloth, applying only light pressure. Rinse with clean water and dry by blotting with a damp cloth or chamois. Grease, oil or tar may be removed...
What chemicals are and are not resistant to ACRYLITE® acrylic sheet?
Testing is based on ASTM D 1308-98, Standard Test Method for Effect of Household Chemicals on Clear and Pigmented Organic Finishes. Chemicals were tested on stress-free flat panels at room temperature. ACRYLITE® is Not Resistant (NR) if the chemical...
Do I need to clean parts prior to solvent bonding?
Parts that are to be solvent cemented must be clean. Any residual mold release agents or mold polishing compounds can inhibit solvent bonding. Parts should be washed with a solution of mild soap or detergent. A clean, soft cloth and light pressure should...
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