Optical grade acrylic
Optical Grade Acrylic
Solaris™ is our trademarked optical grade cast acrylic – the equivalent to what many others call plexiglass.
Solaris™️ is a great option for applications that need a protective front glass for both machine vision devices such as cameras and sensors or human vision-based devices such as electronic displays and HMIs.
Our acrylic is developed through many years of research and testing, which is why we firmly believe that it is among the best optical grade cast acrylic on the market with excellent light transmission, low weight, thickness uniformity, and available processing options.
cast and extruded acrylic
Besides our own casting facilities, we can also source both cast and extruded PMMA options, depending on your needs and requirements.
Thanks to our own facilities combined with an extensive supply chain network, we can manufacture your specific solution, even at very low volumes.
To browse the different optical grade acrylic solutions we have available, click on the button below.
Our cast and extruded options can be coated to obtain unique properties depending on your project’s use case and application. You can choose coatings to obtain features on both sides such as:
- Scratch Resistance
- Chemical Resistance
- Salt Water Resistance
- UV Blocking
- … and much more.
What is optical grade acrylic?
Optical grade acrylic means that the material has excellent optical and mechanical properties. This means that the material is a great choice when you need a cover glass in front of electronic devices such as displays, cameras or sensors.
Optical grade acrylic in front of displays will not degrade the image quality of the information being displayed.
In front of machine vision devices, the acrylic will ensure that camera or sensor can function properly while being protected from the outside environment.
What are the optical properties of acrylic?
Acrylics offer great light transmission and refractive index, and are great for applications requiring protection along with optical clarity.
What are the two types of acrylic?
There are two main types of acrylic that differ in the way that they are manufactured - cast acrylic and extruded acrylic.
These two methodologies have different strengths and weaknesses, which we cover in this article.
Is acrylic optically clear?
Acrylic is a great choice for protecting electronic devices such as cameras, sensors, and displays while enhancing their optical performance.
PMMA is often the preferred choice over materials such as thin glass, since it weighs approximately half as much as glass, and is significantly more shatter-proof and durable, especially when coated with surface treatments to obtain various features such as scratch resistance.
What is the difference between acrylic and PMMA?
Acrylic and PMMA is the same thing.
PMMA is just the abbreviation for polymethyl methacrylate, which is the scientific name for acrylic.
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