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Introduction to the performance of acrylic sheet
Announcer:Xing Yong Hong  Date:2018/12/11 9:53:33  Views:437




First, the performance of acrylic sheet

1. "Acrylic" English Acrylics transliteration, it is a generic term for acrylic and methacrylic chemicals, commonly known as "specially treated plexiglass".

In the field of plastics, acrylic refers to polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA), a thermoplastic engineering plastic with excellent overall properties, mostly used in the form of sheets for outdoor and indoor signage. In the application industry, its materials generally appear in the form of granules, plates, pipes and the like.

2. Features of Acrylic:

Excellent optical properties (transparent intensity reaches 92%); high surface gloss, bright color, fullness, smooth and flat, good hardness; chemical resistance; stable and non-deformable performance; complete product range, colorful and various colors Surface effect; stable physical properties (easy to form, strong plasticity); weather resistance, strong UV resistance, not easy to oxidize (high resistance to high and low temperature deformation, high temperature resistance 70 degrees, low temperature 50

Degree); green environmental protection, waste materials can be recycled and reused; excellent surface hardness and scratch resistance; easy to clean and maintain; outdoor 5-8 years will not fade, lose light, do not open. The impact resistance is outstanding, and it is suitable for installation in a relatively safe place.

It is light in weight and requires low load on the building body and the support.

3. Application areas:

A: Aerospace industry

B: Highway

C: Civilian industry

D: Advertising industry

F: bathroom industry

G: Other forms of advertising

Second, the production process and classification of acrylic sheet


The acrylic sheet is divided into a casting plate and a pressing plate according to the production process, and can be classified into a transparent plate and a translucent plate (including a transparent plate of the dyeing plate) according to the transmittance; and an impact plate, an ultraviolet resistant plate and a color plate according to the performance (including Black and white and color plates), ordinary plates and special plates such as high impact plates, flame retardant plates, frosted plates, metal effect plates, high wear plates, light guide plates, etc.

A: Casting plate: high molecular weight, excellent stiffness, strength and excellent chemical resistance.

Therefore, it is more suitable for processing large-sized signboards, which is relatively long in the softening process.

This sheet is characterized by small batch processing, incomparable flexibility in color system and surface texture effects, and complete product specifications for a variety of special applications.

B: Extrusion plate: Compared with the cast plate, the extruded plate has a lower molecular weight, a slightly weaker mechanical property, and a higher flexibility. However, this feature is advantageous for bending and thermoforming processes with a shorter softening time.

It is advantageous for various rapid vacuum forming when dealing with large-sized sheets. At the same time, the thickness tolerance of the extruded plate is smaller than that of the cast plate.

Since the extrusion plate is mass-produced in an automated manner, the color and specifications are inconvenient to be conditioned, so the product specification diversity is limited.

2. Acrylic also has a kind of recycled material, which is made of recycled acrylic scrap, which is thermally degraded to obtain regenerated MMA (methyl methacrylate) monomer, which is obtained by chemical polymerization. After a rigorous process, the pure MMA monomer can be regained, and there is no difference in quality from the new synthetic monomer. However, the purity of the degraded monomer produced is not high, and the quality and performance of the sheet are poor after molding.

Summary: The extruded sheet is made of granular raw materials, which are extruded after high temperature dissolution, and the casted sheet is directly cast by MMA monomer (liquid). Although the extruded sheet is flat and smooth, it is formed during the formation of the pellet raw material. To complete the aggregation.

It is weak in structure and performance when processed into sheet metal, and is not suitable as a material for outdoor signage products. It is only suitable for crystal characters or product branches.

Indoor products such as shelves.

In addition, since most of the extruded plates do not have the function of preventing ultraviolet rays, the life of the outdoor use is not the same as that of the cast plate, the color will gradually fade and it will be easily embrittled until it is broken.

The cast sheet is structurally polymerized during the processing of the sheet, with the addition of UV absorbers, which have extremely high strength and UV function. The outdoor service life is more than 5 years and even 10 years. The color is always bright and new during use.

3. Simple distinction and identification method of pure new material acrylic plate and recycled plate

Differentiating method:

1. Pure new material transparent acrylic board:

A: The light transmittance is greater than 92%, and the cross section is transparent and colorless.

B: Excellent UV resistance, no fading, loss of light, yellowing, cracking in outdoor 5-8 years

C: high surface hardness, comparable to aluminum and brass

D: Excellent resistance to cracking and chemical resistance E: High quality protective film provides adequate protection

2. Recycled material recycling board transparent acrylic board:

A: light transmittance is less than 86%, yellowing at the cross section

B: The UV resistance is very poor. It will yellow at most for half a year, and cracks easily under sunlight.

C: low surface hardness, easy to scratch

D: easy to crack

E: The quality of the protective film is inferior and it is easy to deteriorate.

Identification method:

1. Return to the new material recycling board:

A: The appearance of the recycled plate is yellowed.

B: The surface is easily scratched, and the cutting is irritating.

C: When thermoforming is heated, bubble deformation is likely to occur.

D: sensitive to paints and inks, prone to silver streaks or cracks.

E: When burning, the foam emits black smoke and has a pungent odor.

2. Pure new material acrylic plate:

A: The appearance of the recycled board is pure, especially from the cross section.

B: Excellent surface hardness and scratch resistance, and the cut is non-irritating.

C: Bubbles and deformation are less likely to occur during thermoforming heating.

D: It is stable to paint and ink.

E: When burning, no blistering, no black smoke, no irritating odor.