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 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 ...

What are the best methods and equipment to use when thermoforming ACRYLITE® rods and 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 are the tube diameter and wall thickness tolerances for ACRYLITE® Tube products?

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...

What are the best methods and equipment to use when cutting lengths of ACRYLITE® acrylic 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 equipment and materials to use when painting ACRYLITE® acrylic sheet products?

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-...

Do I need any type of cooling system when cutting ACRYLITE® acrylic sheet with a circular saw?

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...

What is the proper operation or procedure in working with circular saws when cutting ACRYLITE® acrylic products?

For table type saws or panel saws with the blade mounted underneath, the blade should protrude approximately 1/8 inch to ½ inch above the work pieces. The optimum setting will vary with sheet thickness (see Table 1). On overhead blade-mounted panel...

Do I need a circular saw blade dampener or stiffener when cutting ACRYLITE® acrylic sheet?

Saw blade dampeners or stiffeners can greatly reduce saw blade vibration during saw operation. They are highly recommended for use when cutting ACRYLITE® acrylic sheet because they will usually result in improved saw cut quality and reduced noise during...

Are ACRYLITE® acrylic sheet products a thermoset or thermoplastic?

Generally, acrylics are considered thermoplastics. This includes both continuously manufactured and cell cast acrylic sheet.A thermoplastic is a resin or plastic compound that, as a finished material, is capable of being repeatedly softened by heating...

Do you have an ICC-ES product evaluation report?

Yes,  ICC-ES ESR-1260  recognizes four grades of ACRYLITE® sheet: ACRYLITE® Optical mar resistant ACRYLITE® extruded (FF) ACRYLITE® Resist 65 ACRYLITE® LED sign grade These grades are classified as "CC2" relative to Section 2606, Light Transmitting...

What products are compatible with ACRYLITE® acrylic sheet products when ultrasonic welding?

Physical properties, such as density, modulus of elasticity and melting point play a significant role in the success of ultrasonic welding. Acrylic is a rigid plastic and is readily welded by both the near and far welding techniques. This is because...

What is the heat of combustion for ACRYLITE® extruded (FF) Acrylic sheet?

ACRYLITE® acrylic sheet is a polymeric material or Poly-Methylmethacrylate (PMMA). The heat of combustion for PMMA is 26.8 KJ/g as measured in a bomb calorimeter.1 1Richard N. Walters, Stacey M. Hackett, and Richard E. Lyon. Heats of Combustion of High...

What are the glass transition temperatures for the ACRYLITE® sheet products?

The glass transition temperature for ACRYLITE® extruded (FF) acrylic sheet ranges between 90-105°C (194-221°F). The glass transition temperature for ACRYLITE® cast (GP) acrylic sheet ranges between 100-115°C (212-239°F).

How toxic is the dust and fumes from fabricating ACRYLITE® products?

Roehm America LLC's ACRYLITE® acrylic sheet is cut using methods ranging from saw cutting to laser cutting. Acrylic sheet can melt if sufficient heat is generated during the saw cutting operations. In laser cutting, the laser beam depolymerizes the acrylic...

Do you have a troubleshooting chart for cutting ACRYLITE® with a circular saw?

ProblemCauseSolution Chipping Sheet vibration. On table saws, hold stacked sheet firmly while feeding. If gang cutting, hold sheets tightly together by clamping or taping them together. On panel saws, ensure sheet is fully supported underneath...

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