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Cast acrylic is a lightweight, rigid plastic that resists breakage better than glass and offers excellent weather resistance
Color is translucent red
The cast acrylic sheet is translucent light blue. Comparable to plexiglass, cast acrylic is a lightweight, rigid plastic that resists breakage better than glass and offers excellent weather resistance.
Plastic refers to a group of synthetic or semi-synthetic materials that have been engineered to achieve specific properties. The most notable characteristics of plastics are its low weight, machinability, corrosion resistance, and typically good thermal and electrical insulating properties. Certain plastic grades also offer optical transparency similar to glass, low-friction or self-lubricating surfaces, and exceptional impact resistance. Depending on their properties, certain plastic grades can be used as alternatives to metal, glass, and ceramic. Unlike metal, plastic may experience creep, which is deformation caused by longtime exposure to a constant load.
Tensile strength, used to indicate the material’s overall strength, is the peak stress it can withstand before it breaks. Corrosion resistance describes the material's ability to prevent deterioration caused by atmosphere, moisture, or other medium. Wear resistance indicates the ability to prevent surface damage caused by contact with other surfaces. Toughness describes the material's ability to absorb energy before breaking, while hardness (commonly measured as indentation hardness) describes its resistance to permanent surface deformation. Impact resistance is the measure of a material’s ability to absorb a shock of energy before breaking.
Thickness - 0.118", Size - 12" x 24"
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Came broken and missing a huge chunk. I'll have to make it work cause I can't afford to wait for a new one to be shipped. Very upsetting that my aquarium overflow will be smaller than intended.
I ordered two 1/8"-thick pieces, one transparent amber and one translucent red, to make parking-light lenses for an older vehicle I'm restoring. The transparent amber is indeed very transparent, and I'll need to run it through the tumbler to dull it a little. The "translucent" red, on the other hand, simply cannot be rightly described as translucent; it's OPAQUE. It transmits something nearer 5% than 50% of the red light shining through it; it's less translucent than natural acetal or polyethylene (less than Home Depot orange plastic 5-gallon bucket).
Translucency means that it passes most of the color-matched visible light striking its surface, but scatters it so as to obscure details of objects viewed through the material. This material does not fall under that definition. When I finished shaping my new lenses, peeled off the paper, and held one up to my (high-intensity) desk lamp, I couldn't see light through it - only silhouette. I later experimented with an...
The product name clearly states TRANSLUCENT black. The acrylic sheet I received was 100% opaque. Absolutely no light could shine through. I was planning on using this acrylic for modding a custom led logo on my PC, but that isn't possible with this acrylic. If you need TRANSLUCENT acrylic, don't be surprised if you receive the opposite of what you expect. Just looking out for others in my situation.
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