Chemical Properties of Acrylic Sheet

Resiatant  Properties to Chemical Agents
Sufuric Acid 60oC stability to 60 %
Hydrochloric Acid 60oC stability to 30 %
Nitric Acid 60oC stability to 20 %
Caustic Soda 60oC stability to 50 %
Aqueous Ammonia 60oC stability to 18 %
Acetic Acid 60oC dissolvable
Chlorine Water change to dark color
Iodine Tincture easily colorate

Resistant Properties to the Solvents

Corrosion resistant at room temperature :
haxane, octane, formaldehyde 40% , methanol, ethanol, glycol, petroleum ( contained a little aromatic groups )
Expansion of track at room temperature :
chioroform, benzene, toluene, xylene, acetylene dichloride, acetone, ethyl acetate.

Physical Properties of Acrylic Sheet

Specific gravity 1.19
Hardness M-100
Absorptivity of water (24hr) 0.3%
Coefficient of rupture 700kg/cm2
Coefficient of elasticity 28,000kg/cm2
coefficient of rupture 1.5kg/cm2
coefficient of elasticity 28,000kg/cm2
Transmittancy (parallel rays) 92%
(full rays) 93%
Heat distortion temperature 100oC
Coefficient of linear expansion 6x10 -5cm/cmoC
Ultimate temperature of continuous operation 80oC
Thermoforming ranges 140-180oC
Insulating Strength 20v/mm

Tolerance on Length and Width of Sumipex Casting Acrylic Sheets


ACCEPTABLE 1 TO 3 mm2 1 TO 3 mm2

Pay more attention to the usage of acrylic sheets

  • Temperature :

    Acrylic sheets are softened with heating at 100ºC Centigrade or over. To prevent from becoming soft, please keep units beyond the place over 100ºC Centigrade.
  • Scratch :

    The hardness of surface is equivalent to aluminum, thus be careful to surface protection during process. If there are scratches on the surface of acrylic sheets, polish them with cleaner used for brass that can remove its brilliant surface.
  • Cleaning :

    Due to acrylic sheet with static electricity, clean the surface with soft and dry cloth wetted 1% soap water when there is dust on the surface.
  • Swell :

    The coefficient o heat is larger and its tension is about nine times of other metal materials. Remain enough space for its contractility to variable temperature while you install and fix acrylic sheets steady.

Special Instruction Under Installation

Reserve enough space for contractility, the elasticity of cast acrylic sheet per meter is as following, according to the temperature.

(A) After finishing processed acrylic novelties at 10 Centigrade, the temperature raises to 50°C 1000 x 8 x 105 x (50-10) = 3.2m/m (elongation)

(B) After finishing processed acrylic novelties at 10 Centigrade, the temperature falls to -10°C 1000 x 6 x 105 x (30+10) = 2.4m/m (shrinkage)

You can consult general settlements to prevent from troubles as following :

  1. Reserve the frame for contractility.
  2. Making elliptical hole with screw.
  3. Cushion material as elastic as rubber
  4. Making acrylic novelties into unprominent shape.
  5. Using form to increase the cross-sectional coefficient avoiding interior stress.

Prevent Transformation

  1. Forming acrylic sheets into wave, wrap and through to increase cross-sectional coefficient in order to prevent trans formation from the weight of acrylic sheet itself and lasing.
  2. Increasing thickness of acrylic sheet as larger length and dimension.
  3. Counting thickness, tension tolerance and bending strength of acrylic sheet to endure wind pressure on the surface.