Working with ACRYLITE®

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Working with ACRYLITE®

ACRYLITE® Satinice velvet texture cast DP9 acrylic sheets have a frosted texture on both sides of the sheet.

When thermoforming ACRYLITE® Satinice sheet, one concern is the loss of the texture on the sheet surface. The surface texture could be lost if the sheet temperature or draw ratio is too high. To help prevent losing the surface texture, heat the sheet to a temperature in the lower region of the thermoforming temperature range. The thermoforming temperature range for ACRYLITE® cast sheet is 340 - 380 degrees Fahrenheit. Also, shallow draw thermoforming techniques such as drape forming should be utilized. Vacuum forming or pressure forming with a high draw ratio may cause the textured surface to be lost. It is strongly recommended that sample pieces are thermoformed first to ensure acceptable results.

POLYVANTIS Sanford LLC also offers a line of frosted textured acrylic sheet called ACRYLITE® velvet texture extruded P95 and DP9. ACRYLITE® velvet texture extruded sheet is a continuously manufactured acrylic sheet with the textured surface available on one or both sides. An advantage of ACRYLITE® extruded velvet texture extruded sheet is the ability to retain the textured surface after thermoforming sharp draws.

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