Acrylic Plastic Pads
ASG offers a wide range of non-metallic pads thanks to a broad network of suppliers and material manufacturers, with plastic being one of the hundreds of material types on offer available in many grades.
One of the most popular grades supplied is Acrylic Plastic, which may also be referred to as Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA) or more commonly by the trade name ‘plexiglass’.
Acrylic plastic is manufactured in the form of sheets and rods in a range of standard sizes, thicknesses and colours from which pads and discs can be cut. Our acrylic plastic pads are produced on-site using drawings or measurements provided by our customers, with whom we work closely to ensure the final product is to their exact specification.
Depending on the size and quantity of pads required, one of many presses or CNC machines can be used to manufacture the final product, from one-off samples to multiple batches runs. Our in-house conversion facilities allow us to take plastic sheets and rods and cut them into usable parts all supplied with a plain finish or coated with a choice of self-adhesives.
What are Acrylic Plastic Pads?
Acrylic Plastic is a thermoplastic material meaning it becomes soft and moldable once it’s heated to a certain temperature and then solidifies upon cooling. Acrylic plastic is strong, flexible and completely transparent making it a popular choice for use in place of glass due to having similar visual properties but with greater resistance to breaking.
Acrylic plastic is often used to manufacture a range of pads and seals as they’re lightweight and one of the preferred alternatives to metal due to their durability and resistance to corrosion. Acrylic plastics can be manufactured in a range of grades for different purposes and applications including general-purpose, abrasion and impact resistance, bulletproof, ESD, etc.
Customers can take plastic in the form of finished cut parts such as pads which can be produced as squares or rectangles with the option of radius corners, and also as circular or oval-shaped pads or ‘discs’, in a range of thicknesses. Manufacturing pads in-house even means we can supply them in a plain or self-adhesive backed finish and even laminate multiple types of material together to create bespoke and unique variations.
For information on Acrylic Plastic Pads please complete the following quick enquiry or call us on +44(0)1384 252555.
Product Specification & Key Characteristics
- Colour: translucent, white, red, yellow, green, blue
- Grades: general-purpose, abrasion resistant, impact resistant, ESD, Bullet proof
- Finishes: clear, opaque, metallic, mirror
- Tensile Strength: 10,000 PSI
- Max service temperature (in air): 160°F
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Help and guidance
If you would like to speak to a representative to discuss your specific application or requirements please call our sales office direct on 01384 469100, alternatively you can send an E-mail. Simply click on the link and forward us your details along with your question and we will contact you immediately.
Samples - Technical Acrylic Plastic Pads
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Why use Acrylic plastic Pads?
Acrylic plastic pads are used in applications where transparency is required, but not a material that is impact resistant or as strong as plastics such as polycarbonate.
Acrylic plastic is a lightweight alternative to glass and is often found used to manufacture items such as buttons, motorcycle helmet visors, viewing ports of submersibles and aircraft, signage and even used for the production of eye lenses and other medical devices.
Acrylic plastic can be cut and converted into a range of shapes and products including pads using various techniques including laser cutting, die-cutting, sawing and even thermoforming (where the material is heated until it is soft, re-shaped and then left to cool and harden).
Acrylic plastic pads have good chemical and weathering properties meaning it remains almost unchanged aesthetically over years of exposure and is a popular material choice for a huge range of applications including point of sales displays, interior and exterior decoration, industrial applications, food displays and protection, etc
Advantages of Using Acrylic plastic Pads
Using acrylic plastic for the production of pads offers a whole host of benefits, not only are they cheaper and lighter in weight in comparison to metal and some sponge options, but also offer more resistance to wear, impact, abrasion and corrosion where enhanced grades are used.
Despite being a fairly rigid material, plastic pads can still be compressed to create a tight seal, as well as being great for insulation applications as it does not conduct heat or electricity, acrylic plastic is also FDA approved and so safe for use within food preparation and production, often used as screens and display units.
Acrylic plastic materials and products offer outstanding strength and optical clarity, they’re easy to fabricate and will hold adhesives well. For more information on how plastic can help with your application, please give our sales team a call.
Benefits of using Acrylic Plastic Pads
- Good dimensional stability and resistance to weathering
- Strong, lightweight alternative to glass
- Highly transparent and optically clear
- Easy to fabricate and machine
- Easy to bond and will hold most adhesives
Advanced Seals & Gaskets work with a multitude of material manufacturers and suppliers, giving our customers more choice of plastic - our most popular materials being:
- HIPS (High Impact Polystyrene)
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