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ACR EXTR TUBE CLEAR

Item #: 18232

Acrylic is an incredibly versatile and useful plastic for applications requiring transparency. Cast, Continuous Cast and Extruded Acrylic are lighter alternatives to glass and are available in a wide selection of thicknesses, colors, finishes, shapes and sizes.

Product Attributes

Color: CLEAR

Form Factor: PIPE/TUBE(HOLLOW CORE)

Inner Dimension: 2.25 IN

Length: 1 LF

Light Transparency: TRANSPARENT

Manufacturing Process: EXTRUDED

Masking: UNMASKED

Material: ACRYLIC

Outer Dimension: 2.5 IN

Shape: ROUND

Texture: SMOOTH2


Product Description

Acrylic is an incredibly versatile and useful plastic for applications requiring transparency. Cast, Continuous Cast and Extruded Acrylic are lighter alternatives to glass and are available in a wide selection of thicknesses, colors, finishes, shapes and sizes.

Acrylic is manufactured in two versions- cast and extruded. Extruded Acrylic Sheet is manufactured by using a continuous extrusion process. Because an extrusion based process is used to manufacture the sheet, extruded acrylic has a lower molecular weight than sheets produced in the cell cast process.This process creates a more economical sheet and tighter tolerances. Cast Acrylic Sheet provides the greatest optical clarity and stability. The process of casting yields a more rigid product, making it more chemical resistant and suited for applications that require thick, clear and distortion free material.

 

Extruded Acrylic:

  • More economical
  • Better thickness tolerance
  • Thermoforms faster
  • Less particle contamination to the sheet

 

Cast Acrylic:

  • Greater optical clarity, less distortion.
  • Stronger physical properties
  • Better chemical resistance against crazing
  • Great Machinability

 

Advantages:

  • 10 times more impact resistant than glass.
  • 50% lighter than glass.
  • Can expand and contract 8 times as much as glass.
  • Can be easily cut, drilled, routed, polished, cemented, laser cut and thermoformed.
  • 92% light transmittance on clear sheets.
  • Withstands exposure to sun, extreme cold, sudden temperature changes and salt water.
  • Will not deteriorate, crack, discolor or become brittle after many years.
  • Maximum continuous service temperature is approximately 180°F to 200°F, depending on the application and grade.
  • Breaks into large pieces which reduces injury.
  • FDA, USDA and NSF compliant.
  • Meets many local, city, state and government regulatory building codes.

 

Leading Markets:

  • Aerospace
  • Bath & Sanitary Ware
  • Construction
  • Glazing
  • Manufacturing
  • Marine / Aquariums
  • Medical
  • Optical
  • Point-of-Purchase / Displays
  • Retail
  • Security
  • Transportation