Acrylic, cell-cast

Acrylic, cell-cast [Acrylite® GP, Plex­i­glas® G, Polycast®]


  • Ver­ti­cally cast between two glass plates
  • Excel­lent chem­i­cal resistance
  • Higher mol­e­c­u­lar weight than continuous-cast acrylic
  • Easy to machine
  • Many times stronger, yet much lighter, than glass
  • Trans­parency equal to opti­cal glass
  • Out­stand­ing sound abatement
  • FDA-approved

Com­mon uses

  • Fab­ri­ca­tion and glaz­ing applications
  • Sig­nage, sky­lights, light­ing, awnings and displays
  • Indoor and outdoor


Mate­r­ial Specifications

ASTM or UL test Prop­erty Value
D792 Spe­cific grav­ity (lb/in3) 0.043
D570 Water absorp­tion (%) 0.3
D638 Ten­sile strength @yield (psi) 8,000–11,000
D638 Ten­sile mod­u­lus (psi) 350,000–500,000
D790 Flex­ural strength @yield (psi) 15,000–16,000
D790 Flex­ural mod­u­lus (psi) 350,000–500,000
D785 Hard­ness, Rockwell M80-M100
D256 Izod impact strength, notched (ft-lb/in) 0 .3
D696 Coef­fi­cient of lin­ear ther­mal expan­sion (x 10–5 in./in./°F) 5–9
D648 Heat deflec­tion temp (F°/C°) at 264 psi 150/65
D3418 Melt­ing temp (F°/C°) 265/130
- Max oper­at­ing temp (F°/C°) 150/65
C177 Ther­mal con­duc­tiv­ity (BTU-in/ft²-hr-°F) 3.9
UL94 Flam­ma­bil­ity rating V-0
D149 Dielec­tric strength (V/mil) 400
D150 Dielec­tric con­stant at 60 Hz 4
D150 Dis­si­pa­tion fac­tor at 60 Hz 0.05
D257 Vol­ume resis­tiv­ity (ohm/cm) @50% RH 1014

These are typ­i­cal val­ues for ref­er­ence and com­par­i­son only. They should not be used as a basis for design spec­i­fi­ca­tions or qual­ity con­trol. Con­tact us for the man­u­fac­tur­ers’ com­plete mate­r­ial prop­erty datasheets. All val­ues were taken at 73°F (23°C) unless oth­er­wise noted.

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