The D-PLEXY-1/8'' is a lightweight, rigid, and weather-resistant thermoplastic that is dimensionally stale, resistant to breakage and can be easily fabricated and cemented. Because of its virtually distortion-free clarity, it is well suited for use in a variety of applications:
- Sneeze guard / Social distancing panel
- Window glazing
- Retail displays
- Optical displays
- Picture framing
It is more resistant than glass. D-PLEXY-1/8'' meets the requirements of ANSI Z97.1 for use as a Safety Glazing Material in Buildings.
This sheet will withstand exposure to blazing sun, extreme cold, sudden temperature changes, salt water spray, etc. It will not deteriorate after many years of service because of the inherent stability of acrylic resins. D-PLEXY-1/8'' has been widely accepted for use in school buildings, industrial plants, and outdoor signs.
It also absorbs water when exposed to high relative humidity, resulting in expansion of the sheet. At relative humidity of 100%, 80%, and 60%, the dimensional changes are 0.6%, 0.3%, and 0.2%, respectively.
It's only half the weight of glass and 43% the weight of aluminum.
Our acrylic sheet is not as rigid as glass or metals. However, it is more rigid than many other plastics such as acetates, polycarbonates or vinyls.
All thermoplastic materials, including D-PLEXY-1/8'', will gradually lose tensile strength as the temperature approaches the maximum recommended for continuous service 160 °F (71 °C). This sheet can be used at temperatures from -30 °F (-34 °C) up to +190 °F (+88 °C), depending on the application.
It is recommended that temperatures not exceed 160 °F (71 °C) for continuous service, or 190 °F (88 °C) for short, intermittent use. 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.
It can be sawed with circular saws or band saws. It can be drilled, routed, filed, and machined much like wood or brass with a slight modification of tools. Cooling of the cutting tool is recommended. Tool sharpness and ''trueness'' are essential to prevent gumming, heat buildup, and stresses in the part.
P-PLEXY-1/8'' is a combustible thermoplastic. Precautions should be taken to protect this material from flames and high heat sources. The combustibility test data for this sheet is: self-ignition temperature (ASTM D-1929) is 850 °F (455 °C), smoke density as measured by ASTM D-2843 is 6.4%, and the rate of burning as measured by ASTM D-635 is 1.0in/min. (25 mm/min) for 1/8'' (3 mm) thick sheet.
It has man desirable electrical properties. It is a good insulator. Its surface resistivity is higher than that of most plastics. Continuous outdoor exposure has little effect on its electrical properties.
For more information on the D-PLEXY-1/8'' properties, check the technical data tab, or contact the project manager of your area.
Also available in 48X96X1/8'' sheets.
|Units per package (sold separately)||1|
|Length inches||48 in (1219 mm)|
|Width inches||24 in (609 mm)|
|Depth inches||1/8 in (3.2 mm)|
|Unit weight pounds||10.50 lbs (4.76 kg)|
|common uses||physical distancing panel, window glazing, retail displays, signs, picture framing|
|Material||Transparent thermoplastic acrylic - Poly(methyl methacrylate)|
|System operational temperature||160 °F (71 °C)|
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