Impact Resistant & Translucent
Acrylic is a popular custom plastic made from acrylic acid and manufactured for a wide variety of indoor and outdoor products.
Acrylic is a Preferred Thermoplastic Offering:
- Shatter Resistance
- Resistance to Sun & Weather
Acrylic is a Great Alternative to Glass
It’s only about 1/2 the weight of glass yet much more impact resistant – acrylic is 10 times more impact resistant than glass. With a variety of acrylic polymer grades available during the extrusion and injection molding manufacturing processes, acrylic thermoplastic can be transparent, translucent opaque, or mirrored. Specialized polymers are also available for production of acrylic offering controllable levels of heat resistance, opacity and impact resistance.
Acrylic can be heated to temperatures necessary for thermoforming while maintaining desired strength and cosmetics. Acrylic used in thermoforming can be extruded with a variety of tinted colors so that the final product can have a translucent characteristic. During extrusion, various coatings can be applied to acrylic sheet, offering finished specifications such as:
- Scratch Resistance
- Anti-fogging Properties
- Reduced Glare
- Ultra Violet Light Filtering
Advanced Plastiform, Inc – Acrylic Thermoformers in North Carolina
If you are in the market for an American thermoforming & injection molding company offering acrylic based custom plastic manufacturing, contact Advanced Plastiform, Inc. Conveniently located in the heart of North Carolina, API is renowned for quality custom plastic parts manufactured from acrylic.