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Plastic Properties of Polymethylmethacrylate (ACRYLIC) Properties of Acrylic

Acrylic Beta Storage Boxes
Acrylic Beta Storage Boxes available both as stock products and custom order.
Acrylic is a rigid plastic with a high degree of transparency. It is resistant to inorganic acids and alkalis but is attacked by a wide range of organic solvents. Acrylic's clarity and stability make it very suitable for the manufacture of burets and in sheet form it may be cemented to produce tanks,trays, racks etc.

Acrylic may be used at temperatures up to 70°C continuously and to 90°C for short periods. 10mm thick Acrylic provides an effective barrier for Beta Radiation Protection. Dynalab Corp's acrylic fabrication shop fabricates thousands of catalog and custom acrylic products.

Dynalab Corp's plastic fabrication shop fabricates many catalog and custom Acrylic products. If you can't find the product you require on our website please e-mail for a custom quote.

Don't see the answers to your Acrylic questions? It must be time to see what Mr. Plastic has to say. Mr. Plastic is a wealth of technical, practical and even some hysterical plastic advice. Please submit your request via e-mail, phone calls will not be accepted.

Acrylic Resistance:
  Acrylic Quick Facts:
Excellent resistance (no attack) to Mineral Oils
  • Max Temp: 194°F 90°C
• Min Temp: -76°F -60°C
• Autoclavable: No
• Melting Point: 212°F 100°C
• Tensile Strength: 7,000 psi
• Hardness: R120
• UV Resistance: Good
• Clear
• Rigid
• Specific Gravity: 1.18
Good resistance (minor attack) to Dilute Acids, Aldehydes and Aliphatic Hydrocarbons
Limited resistance (moderate attack and suitable for short term use only) to Bases  
Poor resistance (not recommended for use with) with Concentrated Acids, Alcohols, Esters, Aromatic and Halogenated Hydrocarbons, Ketones, Vegetable Oils and Oxidizing Agents.
Acrylic Fabrication:   Additional Information:
• Nearly crystal clear, Acrylic is an excellent choice for display cases, vitrines, and point of purchase items
• Thicker Acrylic material can shield against beta radiation
• Available in a wide array of forms and colors
• Machineable and heat-bendable
• Acrylic can be solvent bonded
• Extruded acrylic can be flame polished to obtain a glass-like finish
• Applications include aquariums, picture frames, shelves, and cabinets

• Chemical Properties A-F
• Chemical Properties G-Z
• Physical Properties

• Use and Care of Plastics

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