Top-of-the-Line Acrylic Sheet Fabrication
At Innovative Acrylics, we are proud of our reputation as a leading acrylic sheet fabricator. To maintain that reputation and ensure your satisfaction, we make sure that we first fully understand your application and requirements and then provide a high quality solution that meets your specifications.
Our state-of-the-art fabrication facility is equipped with the latest and most precise equipment which we use to manufacture acrylic sheets to your exact requirements.
Our 6-step fabrication process
Acrylic sheet (PMMA) is a thermoplastic, produced by reacting methyl methacrylate (MMA) with an initiator inside of a highly polished mold. After bulk polymerization, the molds are cooled and opened.
The finished acrylic sheets are then trimmed to the required size before further processing utilizing specialized tooling in conjunction with water-cooling to prevent the introduction of stress during machining.
The mold and acrylic sheet are placed inside of a large oven that slowly heats and softens the panel allowing it to take contour. This process must be performed in a very precise manner.
This is the process of slowly heating the acrylic sheet to just below the glass transition temperature, followed by cooling at a precise rate. If preformed correctly the process will relieve stress and prevent it from recurring.
Our proprietary bonding technology has a tensile strength of over 9,000 PSI, which is far superior to commercially available products. Our adhesive is clearer, harder and more chemically resistant than commercial adhesives.
Polishing an acrylic transparency is a highly laborious process that requires extreme attention to detail. The process starts with an aggressive abrasive and proceeds with incremental steps until a 1-micron optical finish is achieved.
The Ultimate Fabrication-Friendly Product
Our cast acrylic is an extremely fabrication-friendly product that can be cut, machined, bent or finished.
Thanks to its thermoplastic properties, acrylic becomes pliable when heated and our expert technicians know how to mold and shape the acrylic sheets to meet your specifications without inducing unwanted stress that can mar the sheet’s outer finish.
We can create panels as large 50 feet by 15 feet and we can thermoform acrylic pieces to shape into exact curved forms to match your designs. There is nothing you can’t create with our custom acrylic pieces, including pool windows, canopies, skylights, shelters, furniture, submersible windows, security windows and much more.
Offering a variety of acrylic machining, fabrication and rotational molding services, we will work with you to select the most effective and efficient manufacturing process for your project.
In addition to being manufactured to your exact specifications, our cast acrylic sheets can be polished to achieve a glossy finish and are available in a variety of colors.