Extruded Half-Round Acrylic Tube Description
Acrylic, also known as Plexiglass, Lucite, or Perspex, Acrylite, and Optix is a versatile plastic material with a variety of purposes and benefits, available in a spectrum of colors and opacities. Acrylic plastic was first produced in 1928 and brought to the market by Rohm and Haas Company around 1933. It was initially used during World War II for products such as airplane windows, canopies, and turrets.
Acrylic is an extremely durable material that is 10x times stronger than glass. Because of its resistance to high pressure and impact. As well as its incredible resistance to weather and temperature, acrylic is a great alternative to glass.
Acrylic/Plexiglass tubes are durable, scratch-resistant, and tougher 11x stronger than glass, making them a perfect fit for any number of projects! Acrylic tubes won't succumb to wear and tear like glass and is more impact resistant than Glass as well. An acrylic tube is more likely to be broken on accident than before it wears down naturally. It is not significantly affected or altered by sunlight and can remain highly functional under variable conditions of heat, cold, and exposure to moisture; it will not warp, crack, or corrode under such conditions.
Acrylic Tubing is one of the most cost-effective options in tubing
- Surgical Devices
- Museum Displays
- Product Design
- Laboratory Equipment
- Home Furnishings
- Lighting and more
- Attractive high-gloss finish with good optical clarity
- Does not darken or deteriorate from exposure to fluorescent light
- Resists scratching and harsh conditions
- Lightweight and sturdy
Acrylic is simple to clean and polish using a clean cloth and cleaning compounds. It is possible to remove light scratches from acrylic with special abrasive compounds. Here at Plastic-Craft we sell a number of cleaners and polishers such as the Novus polishing kit, that can keep your acrylic looking like new for years to come.