PLEXIGLAS® Rods and Tubes

PLEXIGLAS® rods and tubes are ideally suitable for architectural interior and exterior lighting, contemporary furniture, luxury brand merchandising, store fixtures, P.O.P and trade show displays, industrial pneumatic delivery and conveying systems and decorative architectural features.

PLEXIGLAS® XT rods and tubes

PLEXIGLAS ® XT rods & tubes are the clearest extruded tubes on the market today delivering brilliant quality, superior performance, and durability. PLEXIGLAS ® XT rods and tubes are characterized by their flawless optics, and perfectly smooth surface free of striations. Colored extruded PLEXIGLAS® XT rods and tubes are also available and if additional impact strength is required they can be produced with our acrylic impact modified polymer.

PLEXIGLAS® GS rods

These are made of casted semi-finished products. The rods have polished surfaces.

PLEXIGLAS® LED rods

Create impressive lighting effects by end lighting our PLEXIGLAS® LED rods.

PLEXIGLAS® Satinice tubes

White or frosted satin surface finishes provide excellent diffused light creating a velvety non-glare surface. High-quality, design-orientated applications within the architectural lighting industry can be easily created.

PLEXIGLAS® XT Rods and Tubes

Some examples of PLEXIGLAS® rods and tubes in action


Plexiglas Rods & Tubes Properties & Applications

PLEXIGLAS® Rods & Tubes Features & Benefits

  • • Excellent light transmission and brilliance
  • • Outstanding weather resistance
  • • Easy to fabricate
  • • High surface hardness
  • • Light weight – half of the weight of glass
  • • 100% recyclability
  • • 11 times more break resistant than glass

 

PLEXIGLAS® XT rods and tubes exhibit the following features: :

  • • Excellent surface appearance
  • • Tight tolerances
  • • Conformity to food grade specifications (only applies to colorless)
  • • UV-transmitting

Cast rods have:

  • • Polished finish
  • • Higher molecular weight which results in a more solvent resistant product.

Applications of PLEXIGLAS® Satinice

Due to the above characteristics PLEXIGLAS® rods and tubes are ideally suitable for
• Architectural interior & exterior lighting.
• Contemporary furniture
• Decorative architectural features
• Industrial pneumatic delivery and conveying systems
• Luxury brand merchandizing, store fixtures, P.O.P. & trade show displays

Processing

PLEXIGLAS® acrylic rods and tubes can be fabricated like standard PLEXIGLAS®. The following fabricating guidelines for PLEXIGLAS® are available:
  • • Processing of PLEXIGLAS® (Nr. 311-1)
  • • Forming of PLEXIGLAS® (Nr. 311-2)
  • • Joining of PLEXIGLAS® (Nr. 311-3)
  • • Surface treatment of PLEXIGLAS® (Nr. 311-4)
  • • Fabricating tips of PLEXIGLAS® solid sheets (Nr. 311-5)
  • • 100% recyclability
  • • 11 times more break resistant than glass

 

Machining

PLEXIGLAS® GS and XT tubes/rods can be cut, sanded, drilled etc. with the appropriate tools. They require high cutting speeds and effective cooling as their low heat conduction can easily lead to overheating and local thermal stress. Excess friction, especially with PLEXIGLAS® XT, can cause melting which leads to a tacky surface and difficulty machining. Drilling should never be performed without using some water-based cooling lubricant (i.e. an emulsion). For eliminating internal stress annealing may be necessary.

Thermoforming

When warming accordingly, PLEXIGLAS® GS (160°C-170°C) and PLEXIGLAS® XT (150°C–160°C) become rubber-elastic. The rods/tubes can then be bent, shaped or thermoformed. When cooled down they will retain the new form. Overheated PLEXIGLAS® XT becomes viscous; therefore special attention has to be taken on obtaining the correct thermoforming temperatures.

Annealing

Annealing serves to remove stress of the material and to improve the quality of bonds i.e. prevent stress cracking. Annealing is done in convection ovens at approx. 80°C for GS and approx. 70°C for XT. The annealing time should be at least 2 hours or longer followed by slow cooling in the switched-off oven.


Technical Data Sheets

Round rods – Clear 0F00
Diameter in mmLength in mmWeight kg/100 mTolerance - Diameter mmTolerance - Length mm
15200021.03±0.2–0/+100
18200030.28±0.2–0/+100
20200037.38±0.2–0/+100
25200058.41±0.2–0/+100
30200084.12±0.2–0/+100
352000114.49±0.2–0/+100
402000149.54±0.2–0/+100
502000233.66±1.0–0/+100
602000336.46±1.0–0/+100
702000457.971±1.0–0/+100
1002000934.62±1.0–0/+100
Round rods – Clear 0A070
Diameter in mmLength in mmWeight kg/100 mTolerance - Diameter mmTolerance - Length mm
320000.841±0.2–0/+40
420001.495±0.2–0/+40
520002.337±0.2–0/+40
620003.365±0.2–0/+40
720004.580±0.2–0/+40
820005.982±0.2–0/+40
1020009.346±0.3–0/+40
12200013.459±0.3–0/+15
15200021.030±0.3–0/+15
20200037.366±0.3–0/+15
25200058.414±0.3–0/+15
30200084.116±0.5–0/+15
402000149.540±0.6–0/+15
502000233.660±0.7–0/+15
602000336.455±0.7–0/+15
Round Rods – PLEXIGLAS® LED 0E011 L, 0E012 XL and 0E013 XXL
Diameter in mmLength in mmWeight kg/100 mTolerance - Diameter mmTolerance - Length mm
820005,982±0,2–0/+15
20200037,366±0,3–0/+15
402000149,54±0,6–0/+15

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