CAST ACRYLIC ROD
B.I.R.S. Machine & Supply distributor of Cast Acrylic Rod.
Cast acrylic rods conform to specifications of ASTM D5436; are certified by the
FDA for food contact according to CFR 21 177.1010; UL approved for flame
resistance according to UL 94HB.
Poly-methylmethacrylate or PMMA, more commonly known as "acrylic" or by a variety of trade names such as Lucite®, Plexiglass®, Plexiglas®, Optix® or Perspex®, can be formed into a wide variety of sizes and shapes by casting, molding, or extruding the polymer.
Cast acrylic vs. extruded rods. While cast and extruded acrylic are the same material, PMMA, cast acrylic produces an isotropic material (physical properties are the same in all directions) with superior physical properties: higher molecular weight; higher tensile strength; greater clarity; better heat resistance; and better machinability.
Cast acrylic material, while more expensive than extruded or molded acrylic, is superior for most applications.
Cast acrylic is unaffected by sunlight or fluorescent light, resists aging, and maintains stability over a wide range of environmental and chemical conditions.
Cast acrylic rods can be fabricated into a wide variety of end-uses, lighting applications, displays, shower bars, spacers, dowels, plugs and more.
Excellent chemical resistance
Excellent electrical properties
Cast acrylic rods are manufactured in lengths from five feet to eight feet, depending on diameter and can be custom cut to any length. Rods are manufactured in thirty-two diameters, ranging from 1/4" to 6".
Standard size rod length is:
For diameters <1.5 " ... 8' lengths
For diameters between 1.5" and 3" inclusive ... 6' lengths
For diameters >3" ... 5' lengths
B.I.R.S. Machine & Supply Inc
12 Buckelew Bridge Road
Anniston, Alabama 36207
P: (256) 405-5370
F: (256) 831-9057
B.I.R.S. Machine & Supply is located between Atlanta, Georgia and Birmingham, Alabama just off Interstate 20.