Acrylic Plastic Strip
Here at Advanced Seals & Gaskets, we produce strips from various materials, including many specialist types such as cork, sponge, rubber, gasket paper and many plastics. One of the more popular grades on offer 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 in a range of standard sizes, thicknesses and colours, from which strips can be cut, however for strips longer than standard sheet lengths, acrylic plastic strips can also be extruded in bespoke sizes to order.
Acrylic plastic strips 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 upon the size and quantity of strip 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 sheets and cut them into usable strips all supplied with a plain finish or coated with a choice of self-adhesives.
What are Acrylic Plastic Strips?
Acrylic Plastics 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 strips and seals as they’re lightweight and one of the preferred alternatives to metal due to their durability and resistance to weathering and corrosion.
Acrylic plastic strips are often purchased for use in the same way as a gasket, whereby they are used to create a seal between uneven surfaces and fill irregularities, but also has components to build point of display stands, food display units, brochure holders, helmet visors and much more.
For information on Acrylic Plastic Strip 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, Bulletproof
- Finishes: clear, opaque, metallic, mirror
- Tensile Strength: 10,000 PSI
- Max service temperature (in air): 160°F
Full technical data can be supplied upon request,
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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 Strip
Samples can be submitted for testing upon request.
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Why use Acrylic Plastic Strips?
Acrylic plastic strips are used in applications where transparency is required but not a material that is highly 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, display stands, signage and even for the production of eye lenses and other medical devices.
Acrylic plastic strips can be produced using various techniques including extrusion, 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 strips can be manufactured in either plain or self-adhesive backed, have good chemical and weathering properties and are available in a range of grades with varying strength levels for use in different industries and environments meaning it remains almost unchanged aesthetically over years of exposure.
Advantages of Using Acrylic Plastic Strip
Using acrylic plastic strips 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, weathering and corrosion (will not rust unlike metal gaskets).
Despite being a fairly rigid material, plastic strips 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 strips are FDA approved and so safe for use within food preparation and production, often used as parts to construct 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 Strips
- Good dimensional stability and resistance to weathering
- Strong, lightweight alternative to glass
- Highly transparent and optically clear
- Easy to fabricate and machine, or extruded to create bespoke sizes
- 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)
Please contact us using the form below or by calling us on +44(0)1384 252555.