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Technical Information

 
Care of Acrylic
All our acrylic products have been produced to exacting standards. To obtain the maximum life from
all our products please observe the following:-

1. Acrylic products should be cleaned with either ‘Glazclean’ antistatic cleaner, ‘Pledge’ furniture polish or a mild solution of detergent. Never clean acrylic with solvent or abrasive agent. If in doubt ask our sales office for advice.

2. Treat acrylic in the same way as glass. If our products are handled with care they should last indefinitely.
 
Glossary
Acrylic - Standard grade: Excellent clarity. Can be
moulded, cast, extruded and edge polished.

Acrylic - High Impact grade: has the same properties
as standard acrylic, but substantially tougher due
to to a rubber additive.

Polycarbonate: Stronger than acrylic but difficult to
bend and mould. Good clarity.
 
PVC: A low cost plastic sheet but inferior clarity. Ideal
for ticket holders.
 
Styrene: Mainly used for injection moulding. Good
clarity, lighter than acrylic and rigid after moulding.
PETG: Average clarity but cannot be flame polished
or cemented. Very strong.
 
Injection Moulded: Many of our products are
injection moulded with the following advantages:-
Low unit cost, one piece construction and good
clarity. Disadvantages:- Initial tooling costs are high,
and unsuitable for small production runs.
Vacuum Forming: Suitable for moulding simple
shapes of any size, the tooling is relatively
inexpensive. Practical for small runs.
 
Diamond Polishing: Most of our acrylic products
are diamond edge polished and deburred. Irregular
shapes are flame polished.
Fabrication: The generic term for bending,
cementing, cutting, polishing and assembly of
products. Fabrication is labour intensive when
compared to moulding and extruding.