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.
What are Extruded Acrylic Rods?
Extruded acrylic rods are more impact resistant than and half the weight of glass rods, making it a strong, economical replacement option for glass. With greater flexibility and shatter resistance compared to glass, acrylic tubes are 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. Plast Sheet offers a wide selection of acrylic extruded clear rods in many length, diameter and color options.
What are Cast Acrylic Rods?
Like its extruded counterpart, cast acrylic rods are lightweight and available in a variety of colors and thicknesses. Cast acrylic rods offer greater thermal stability, greater optical clarity, better chemical resistance and superior machining characteristics than extruded acrylic rods. Cast acrylic is a popular choice for aquarium, engraving and laser applications due to these characteristics. Acme Plastics offers a wide selection of acrylic cast clear rods in many length, diameter and color options.