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Acrylic and Lexan Sheets
Cruise ship tender windows
Rapid turnaround on a recent acrylic lifeboat windows order. Polycarbonate sheet is also available Some windows used 1/4" while others required 3/8" plexiglas, clear or tinted. ( smoked ) A well known cruise ship company supplied simple templates, that were used to cut size and shape.
Plexiglass is not really glass at all, just a common tradename for acrylic (plastic) sheet. Actually, the correct spelling is Plexiglas.
Lucite, is another common brand name of acrylic plastic. Lexan is a brand name for polycarbonte sheet a more durable, almost unbreakable clear material.
See Through Clear Plastics is used for:
Tanning Bed Glazing
Pedestrian Walkway Glazing
Security Bullet-Resistant Glazing
Hockey Rink Glazing Panels
Lenses and Optical Glazing
Skylights, Covered Walkways, Atriums
Bus Shelters, Transit Stations
General Construction, Industrial Glazing, Flat or Curved Glazing
Store Front Security
Acrylic (perspex) is a highly versatile & widely used product. Extensively used for signs & displays. It is among the most scratch resistant of all thermoplastics & its transparency, gloss & dimensional shape are virtually unaffected by years of exposure to the elements.
Good impact strength (10x greater than glass), non toxic
Readily fabricated, thermoformed, polished or machined
Excellent optical properties & light transmittance
indoor/outdoor signage & lettering
POS displays & exhibitions
bathroom vanities & spa baths
Colors - clear, opal, tints & assorted plus mirror grade
Width - 1220mm, 1920mm, 1880mm & 2000mm
Length - 2440mm, 2470mm, 2570mm & 3000mm
Thickness - 2.0mm to 30.0mm
POLYCARBONATE LEXAN SHEET
Characterized by excellent combinations of toughness, transparency, heat & flame resistance & dimensional stability. Used when impact and flammability are a major consideration. Available in standard, patterned matte & abrasive resistant grades.
Exceptional impact strength, virtually unbreakable
Good weatherability, UV resistance Self-extinguishable
Excellent optical properties & light transmittance Bullet resistant
safety or vandalized areas & guards
Colors - clear, opal and solar tints
Width - 1220mm, 1525mm & 1840mm
Length - 2440mm, 3050mm & 3660mm
Thickness - 1.0mm to 10mm
acrylic rod colors
metallic transparent fluorescent
Acrylic and Lexan sheets
Machine grade polycarbonate is a hard and
rigid material that offers remarkable impact
strength and flexibility. In contrast to many other
thermoplastics, the mechanical properties are only
marginally influenced by temperature flucuations. It
absorbs almost no water and has good insulating
characteristics. This plastic is often used for structual
applications such as electrical components. Due to its
amorphous structure, polycarbonate is susceptible to
stress cracking and its notch sensittivity is high.
Clear Plastic Sheets
The acrylic sheet on the right has better optical clarity.
The polycarbonate (lexan) sheet on the left has more impact resistance.