Acrylic, continuous cast

Acrylic, con­tin­u­ous cast, or extruded [Acrylite® FF, Lucite® Optix®, Per­spex®, Plex­i­glas®]


  • Con­tin­u­ously processed, high-quality acrylic sheet
  • Crys­tal clear, impact– and weather-resistant
  • Light­weight for easy trans­porta­tion and storage
  • High mol­e­c­u­lar weight for supe­rior ther­mo­form­ing, bend­ing and flame polishing
  • Avail­able in col­ored, impact-modified, green-edged and pat­terned sheet
  • Spe­cial ultra­vi­o­let sta­bi­liza­tion pro­tects against yellowing
  • Backed by a 10-year lim­ited warranty
  • Many times stronger, yet much lighter, than glass
  • Continuous-cast acrylic is more eco­nom­i­cal than cell-cast acrylic but has lesser phys­i­cal prop­er­ties and transparency

Com­mon uses

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


Thick gauge acrylic

Thick-gauge acrylic

Mate­r­ial Specifications

ASTM or UL test Prop­erty Value
D792 Spe­cific grav­ity (g/cm3) 1.16
D570 Water absorp­tion (%) 0.3
D638 Ten­sile strength @yield (psi) 8,000–11,000
D638 Ten­sile mod­u­lus (psi) 350,000–500,000
D638 Ten­sile elon­ga­tion @break 2.0
D790 Flex­ural strength @yield (psi) 12,000–17,000
D790 Flex­ural mod­u­lus (psi) 350,000–500,000
D785 Hardness-Rockwell M94
D256 Izod impact strength, notched (ft-lb/in) 0.3
D696 Coef­fi­cient of ther­mal lin­ear expan­sion (µin/in-°F) 42.8
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) 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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