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Acrylic

Acrylite Acrylic

Acrylite Acrylic sheet is manufactured in the United States by Cyro Industries. Its characteristics include: durability, clarity, consistent quality, versatility, and outstanding performance.

  • Optical Clarity: Excellent light transmission. Will not yellow after prolonged sun exposure.
  • Weather Resistance: Despite heat, cold, sunlight, and humidity acrylic maintains its original appearance and color.
  • Safety: Shatter-resistant, earthquake safe, and burglar-resistant. Increase safety with windows glazed of acrylic.
  • Light Weight: Even with its strength and durability, it is only half the weight of glass.
  • UV Light Resistance: Clear acrylic sheet resists ultraviolet light degradation. Each sheet has a ten-year-limited warranty against yellowing and loss of light transmission.
  • Chemical Resistance: Acrylic sheet resists many chemicals, including ammonia, dilute acids, and aliphatic hydrocarbons. A chemical resistance chart is available upon request.

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Acrylite GP

Acrylite GP sheet is made using the cell-cast method. Each sheet is individually molded to exacting standards.

Acrylite GP is manufactured in hundreds of standard colors. Custom colored acrylic can also be ordered when a minimum order requirement is met.

TAP stocks many sheet sizes available in the following thicknesses: • 1/16" • 3/32" • 1/8" • 3/16" • 1/4" • 3/8" • 1/2" • 3/4" • 1" • 1-1/4" • 1-1/2" • 2"

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Acrylite GP-P95

Acrylite GP-P95 is a sheet that has a matte finish which reduces reflected light (non-glare) making it the perfect choice for hot-stamping, silk-screening, and vinyl sign-making. This sheet has excellent ink and paint retention.

GP-P95 is often selected by architects for use as privacy screens and office partitions.

  • Thicknesses: 1/8", 3/16", and 1/4"
  • Matte One-Side Colors: clear, white, black

Acrylite OP-4

Acrylite OP-4 acrylic sheet transmits 70% or more of the available ultraviolet light in the 340 nanometer range. Great for tanning beds. Special order only.

Acrylite GAR

Need Protection? Use Acrylite GAR 1.25"
Acrylite GAR 1.25" acrylic sheet provides a bullet resistant barrier with an unobstructed view. UL Listed (UL 752) as a Bullet Resistant Glazing Material, Level 1.
  • Thickness: 1-1/4" clear sheet

Acrylite FF

Acrylite FF is an extruded sheet with high optical characteristics and low stress levels.

  • Thicknesses: 1/16", 3/32", 1/8", 3/16", 1/4"
  • Colors: clear (011-9), black (199-0), smoke gray (103-2), bronze (131-2), sign white (015-2), lighting white (020-4)

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Acrylite FF AR

Acrylite FF AR (abrasion resistant) an abrasion- and chemical-resistant coating is available on one or both sides of this sheet. Use it for demanding applications where frequent handling, heavy traffic, and regular cleaning are commonplace. The added protection of an abrasion-resistant coating helps to extend its service life.

  • AR Sheet is Ideal For: glazing, store fixtures, signs, museum display, machine guards, menu boards
  • Clear AR1 (Abrasion-Resist One Side): 1/8", 1/4"
  • Clear AR2 (Abrasion-Resist Two Sides): 1/8", 1/4"

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Acrylite FFX

Acrylite FFX sheet is used to provide a visual privacy screen while allowing light to enter.

  • Thicknesses: 1/8", 3/16", 7/32" textured sheets

Acrylite FF P-99

Non-glare FF P-99 is the glazing on the left side of the picture
Acrylite FF P-99 is a non-glare sheet with a matte-finish which is designed for picture framing.
  • Clear Thicknesses: 3/32", 1/8"

Acrylite FF OP-3

Acrylite FF OP-3 is a museum quality, conservation grade, clear acrylic sheet. Its UV blocking transmission makes it perfect for protecting fine art, especially water colors. It is light weight and earthquake safe.

  • Thickness: 1/8" clear and clear AR1 sheets

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Acrylite FFV

Acrylite FFV is a clear acrylic with a medium grain texture that is used primarily to make break-resistant outdoor patio tabletops.

  • Thicknesses: 1/8", 7/32" textured sheets

Acrylite FF Green Edge

Green Edge FF
Acrylite FF Green Edge looks like glass, but performs like acrylic. It's stronger than glass and break-resistant too. Great for displays.
  • Thicknesses: 1/8", 1/4"
  • Color: 5110-9

More literature regarding ACRYLITE.

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  • Click here for information regarding light transmission and reflectance
  • Click here for information about chemical resistance

Cast Acrylic

Cast Acrylic material is superior when precision machining parts either by lathe or milling machines.

Rods (clear cast acrylic round rods)

  • Sizes: 1", 1-1/4", 1-3/8", 1-1/2", 1-3/4", 2", 2-1/2", 3"

Spheres (decorative accents)

  • Nine Sizes Available: 1/4" up to 3" in diameter

Cubes (spacers, knobs, risers, or feet)

  • Sizes: of 1/4" up to 4"

Shapes (polished to perfection )

  • Discs: diameters from 5/8" to 1-1/4"
  • Rings: diameters from 1" to 1-1/2"
  • Pear Shapes: length 1-7/8"
  • Cabochons: width 1/2"

Extruded Acrylic

Round, square, or twisted rods
Extruded Acrylic material does not machine and polish as well as cast because of its lower-heat distortion point. It is ideal for reinforcing and decorative work. Available per foot or full length.

Shapes (extruded clear acrylic)

Tubes (clear extruded)

  • 1/16" wall • 6' length
    od 1/4", od 3/8", od 1/2", od 5/8", od 3/4", od 1"
  • 1/8" wall • 6' length
    od 1-1/4", od 1-1/2", od 1-3/4", od 2", od 2-1/4", od 2-1/2", od 2-3/4", od 3", od 4", od 5", od 6"

Tubes (colored extruded)

  • 1/8" wall • 6' length
    od 2"
  • Transparent Colors: blue, green, red, yellow, purple

Rod (clear extruded)

  • 6' lengths
    dia 1/16", dia 1/8", dia 3/16", dia 1/4", dia 5/16", dia 3/8", dia 1/2", dia 5/8", dia 3/4", dia 7/8"