Arkema supplies various grades of Plexiglas® sheet, each manufactured by two distinct processes, each yielding acrylic sheet of exceptionally high quality.
PLEXIGLAS® G acrylic sheet is made by a cell-cast process. The hallmarks of Plexiglas® G sheet are high performance and the availability of a broad range of colors, patterns, sizes and thicknesses. Plexiglas® G sheet conforms to ASTM D4802, A-1 material, Finish I, and is supplied as an unshrunk sheet. This means that when heated to forming temperatures, it will shrink about 2% in length and width, and will increase in thickness by about 4%.
PLEXIGLAS® MC acrylic sheet is made by a proprietary continuous process known as melt calendaring and conforms to ASTM D-4802, Category B-1, Finish 1. It offers many of the same high-quality features as Plexiglas® G sheet, and also has exceptional thickness tolerance and can be thermoformed to greater detail. Plexiglas® MC acrylic sheet is well suited to nearly all the conventional uses for which acrylic sheet has long been noted.
PLEXIGLAS® Sylk acrylic sheet is perfect for diffusion applications, can be easily designed, and has all the fabrication attributes you have come to expect of standard Plexiglas® sheet. Unlike products exhibiting a mechanically applied finish, the soft, subtle texture is engineered throughout the entire acrylic sheet, retaining its beautiful aesthetic even after thermoforming.
PLEXIGLAS® SG PLUS is a craze-resistant impact acrylic sheet that not only exhibits outstanding thermoforming definition, but is also well suited for both channel letter and pan face signs. Designed specifically to meet the stringent requirements of the quantity and custom sign markets, Plexiglas® SG PLUS acrylic sheet has the properties you desire: impact resistance, craze resistance, and enhanced machinability.
PLEXIGLAS® Q is made by the same proprietary continuous process used to make original Plexiglas® MC sheet. This process ensures exceptional surface finish, optical quality and thickness uniformity. Plexiglas® Q has all the attributes of original Plexiglas® MC, in addition to enhanced solvent craze resistance. Plexiglas® Q is available as standard sheet and reel stock, in thicknesses from 0.110" to 0.177". You can gain additional information in the Plexiglas® Q technical brochure.
PLEXIGLAS® Impact Family combines the beauty of Plexiglas® MC with additional toughness gained from the use of advanced impact acrylic chemistry. This union produces the aesthetics desired with increased toughness. The Plexiglas® Impact Family includes 4 variations of tough impact resistance ranging from about 30% impact modification to 100% impact modification – Plexiglas® T, Plexiglas® T2, Plexiglas® T3, and Plexiglas® DR. It is available in colorless, white and black, in thicknesses from 0.080" to 0.354". You can gain additional information in the Plexiglas® Impact Family technical brochure.