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What Is Acrylic Rods?

acrylic rods
acrylic rods

What Is Acrylic Rods?

Acrylic Rods

can be used in any number of ways. The rods are durable, will not bend easily, will not shrink, and will not weaken. In addition, they are lightweight and enduring and are naturally UV resistant. Additionally, various types of exposure will not compromise quality.

What Are Acrylic Rods?

Acrylic rods are solid cylindrical pieces of acrylic. They are lightweight, durable, and naturally UV resistant. Acrylic rods are very good at keeping their own shape, as they will not bend or shrink easily.

What Are Acrylic Rods Used For?

Acrylic rods have many applications, however, they are most commonly used for sign holders, crystal chandeliers, officer interior objects, skylights, glazing applications, model making, and more.

Is Acrylic Rod Flexible?

Acrylic rods have a degree of flexibility to them, allowing them to be shatter-resistant. However, they will not bend freely.

How Do you Cut Acrylic Rods?

Acrylic rods can be cut in a similar fashion to acrylic tubing. Because acrylic rods are circular in nature you may want to opt for a saw. For a detailed look into cutting acrylic rods, please refer to the video below:

 

What Are Acrylic Rods?

Acrylic rods are acrylic solid cylinders. They are durable, lightweight, cost-effective, and easily manipulated. Silk Road Trading Egypt Plastics offers cut-size, extruded, and cast acrylic rods.

What is Extruded Acrylic Rods?

Extruded acrylic rods are more impact resistant than and half the weight of glass rods, making it a strong, economical replacement option for glass. With greater flexibility and shatter resistance compared to glass, acrylic tubes are a better choice where safety is a concern. Extrusion manufacturing results in tighter thickness tolerances as well as ease of forming and shaping. Some popular uses include POP displays, light fixtures, podiums, display stands, and home decor. Silk Road Trading EgyptPlastics offers a wide selection of acrylic extruded clear rods in many lengths, diameter, and color options.

What are Cast Acrylic Rods?

Like its extruded counterpart, cast acrylic rods are lightweight and available in a variety of colors and thicknesses. Cast acrylic rods offer greater thermal stability, greater optical clarity, better chemical resistance, and superior machining characteristics than extruded acrylic rods. Cast acrylic is a popular choice for aquarium, engraving, and laser applications due to these characteristics. Silk Road Trading Egypt Plastics offers a wide selection of acrylic cast clear rods in many lengths, diameters, and color options.

How Do You Care For and Clear Acrylic Rods?

When using these UV enhanced materials, take care to preserve their longevity by treating them with care. Ammonia, window cleaners, and other harsh cleaners can cause damage and may result in crazing. Acrylic rods are made up of a robust material requiring minimal maintenance. Should any adhesive or sticky substance come in contact with the surface, use ONLY products intended specifically for acrylic care and cleaning.