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    Acrylic sheet types

    •  Cell cast •  Continuous cast •  Extruded

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    Typical cell cast acrylic sheet production facility

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    Cell cast acrylic sheet characteristics

    •  Infinite array of colors and effects •  Extremely high optical clarity •  Highly durable •  Lighter and 5x stronger than glass •  Food contact compliant •  Exceptional UV and weather

    performance •  Easy processing and fabrication •  Design flexibility

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    Monomer storage

    Pre- polymerization Syrup

    making

    Additives: Catalyst

    Color etc.

    Pouring Cell

    assembly

    Splitting

    Polymerization oven

    Inspection Masking

    Cell casting process

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    Continuous cast acrylic sheet

    Continuous cast acrylic sheet production plant

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    Continuous casting process

    Inspection

    Masking Cutting Packing Shipping

    Pre-polymerization

    MMA monomer

    Adjustment

    Filtration

    De-foaming

    Syrup

    Stainless steel

    Acrylic sheet

    Pouring Heating Cooling

    MMA to ACRYLIC sheet directly

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    Continuous cast acrylic sheet characteristics

    •  Large production runs

    possible

    •  Excellent thickness tolerance, determined by distance between belts

    •  High physical and chemical performance qualities - many equivalent to cell cast

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    Extrusion process

    Inspection

    Masking Cutting Packing Shipping

    PMMA pellets

    Extrusion Cooling

    Mirror surface roll

    Acrylic sheet

    MMA monomer

    Polymerization

    Dehydration

    Drying

    Water wash

    Polymer pellets

    MMA to PMMA to ACRYLIC sheet

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    Extruded acrylic sheet production

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    Extruded acrylic sheet characteristics

    • Good thickness tolerances

    •  Large production runs possible

    • More limited color and finish options •  Poorer resistance to crazing when in

    contact with solvents

    •  Lower optical performance and resistance to weathering compared to cell cast

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    Acrylic sheet brands

    Some well-known acrylic brand names •  Lucite® •  Perspex® •  Moden Glas® •  Plexiglas® •  Altuglas® •  Acrylite® •  Acrycast® •  BAS Cast® •  Akrilit® •  Policril® •  Akrylon® •  Aglas®

    Each of these brands can provide rich sources of information on

    working with acrylic