Rigid, lightweight, and hollow, Plast’s acrylic tubes are also durable and long-lasting. Our tubes come in a variety of colors and sizes to meet all of your needs.
What Are Acrylic Extruded Tubes?
Acrylic extruded tubes are long, cylindrical shapes made from extruded acrylic. Extruded acrylic is a type of plastic that is produced by pushing molten acrylic through a die to create a continuous, uniform shape. The resulting tubes are lightweight, durable, and have excellent clarity, making them popular in a wide range of applications.
Acrylic extruded tubes are often used in the fabrication of point-of-purchase displays, aquariums, and lighting fixtures, among other things. They are also commonly used in the medical industry for items such as test tubes and pipettes. The tubes can be easily cut to length and can be machined, drilled, and polished to create a custom fit for a specific application.
One of the advantages of acrylic extruded tubes is that they are highly resistant to impact, which makes them less likely to crack or break than other types of plastics. They are also resistant to UV light, which means they will not yellow or become brittle over time. Additionally, acrylic extruded tubes are thermoplastic, which means they can be easily molded and reshaped at high temperatures.
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, protective covers, and fluid transport due to their excellent optical clarity, high impact resistance, and durability. They are also lightweight and 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. They are commonly used in place of glass due to their lighter weight and higher impact resistance, making them a safer and more cost-effective option.
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. Plast Sheet offers a wide selection of acrylic extruded clear tubes and acrylic extruded color tubes in many length, diameter and color options.
What Are Acrylic Cast Tubes?
Cast acrylic tubes, like their extruded counterparts, are lightweight and available in a variety of colors and thicknesses. They offer greater thermal stability, greater optical clarity, better chemical resistance and superior machining characteristics than extruded acrylic tubes. Due to these characteristics, cast acrylic is a popular choice for aquariums, modeling purposes, and engraving and laser applications.
Are Acrylic Tubes UV Resistant?
Acrylic tubes are naturally UV resistant without additives. However, to help extend UV protection for prolonged exposure to UV radiation, some manufacturers will add stabilizers. When using a tube that has been enhanced with UV materials, take care to preserve their longevity by treating them with care.