Acrylic Rods and Tubing
What Are Acrylic Extruded Tubes?
More impact resistant than and half the weight of glass, extruded acrylic tubes are a strong, economical replacement option for glass. It also offers greater flexibility and shatter resistance compared to glass, making acrylic a better choice where safety is a concern. Extrusion manufacturing results in tighter thickness tolerances as well as ease of forming and shaping. Some popular uses include POP displays, light fixtures, podiums, display stands and home decor. Acme Plastics offers a wide selection of acrylic extruded clear tubes and acrylic extruded color tubes in many length, diameter and color options.
Acrylic extruded tubes are hollow cylindrical tubes made from extruded acrylic material. Extruded acrylic is a thermoplastic material that is manufactured by melting acrylic pellets and then pushing the molten material through a die to form the desired shape. This process produces acrylic tubes with a consistent diameter and thickness, and a smooth, glossy surface finish.
Acrylic extruded tubes are commonly used in various applications including lighting, displays, and protective covers due to their excellent optical clarity, high impact resistance, and durability. They are also lightweight, making them easy to handle and install.
Acrylic extruded tubes are available in a wide range of diameters, lengths, and colors to meet different application requirements. They can be easily cut, drilled, and shaped using common tools such as saws and drills, making them a versatile material for DIY projects and industrial applications alike. Additionally, they can be easily joined together using solvents or adhesives to create longer lengths or custom shapes.
Overall, acrylic extruded tubes are a popular choice for applications that require a durable and visually appealing material with excellent optical properties.
What Are Acrylic Rods?
Acrylic rods are solid cylindrical pieces of acrylic. They are lightweight, durable and naturally UV resistant. Acrylic rods are very good at keeping their own shape, as they will not bend or shrink easily.
Acrylic rods are solid, cylindrical rods made from a type of plastic called polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA), which is commonly known as acrylic or acrylic glass. These rods have a smooth surface and are transparent or translucent, which makes them popular for use in various applications where optical clarity is important.
Acrylic rods are available in a range of sizes, lengths, and colors, making them a versatile material for a variety of applications. They are often used in the lighting industry for light diffusion and as decorative accents. Acrylic rods are also used in the manufacturing of point-of-sale displays, signs, and awards. They can be easily cut and shaped using common tools such as saws, drills, and routers, which makes them popular for DIY projects as well.
One of the advantages of acrylic rods is their high impact resistance, which is significantly higher than glass. Acrylic rods are also lightweight and shatter-resistant, which makes them a safer alternative to glass in many applications. Additionally, acrylic rods have a higher resistance to weathering and UV light, which makes them a suitable material for outdoor applications.