Sep
26

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Two New LuciteLux™ Cast Acrylic SheetsPin ItTwo exciting new cast acrylic sheet products by Lucite International are now part of the E&T Plastics portfolio:  the LuciteLux™ Rio Designer Series and LuciteLux™ Coral.  Both LuciteLux™ products are praised for their innovative qualities and beauty and promise to appeal to designers, fabricators and architects for use in a wide range of applications.   LuciteLux™Rio Designer Series Developed in partnership with Brazil-based Bérkel Chapas Acrilicas Ltda., the LuciteLux™ Rio Designer Series is a 100% acrylic-based surface that provides endless shape and design options, from chairs to wall cladding to signage and more.  Noted for its
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Aug
27

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How to Attach Plexiglass (Acrylic) to WoodPin ItIf your project requires you to attach acrylic (also known as plexiglass) to wood, it’s worth taking the time to learn how to do it correctly.  Although many projects use clear, lightweight acrylic instead of glass because it’s stronger and more flexible, acrylic can still crack, split or melt if handled improperly.  Here’s how to correctly screw or glue acrylic to wood so you can avoid damaging it permanently.   Attaching Acrylic to Wood with Screws Plexiglass (acrylic) can be attached to wood using screws, but you have to be careful not to heat or twist
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Aug
13

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Cell Cast Acrylic Sheets and Extruded Acrylic Sheets:  How Do They Differ?Pin ItAcrylic sheets are recognized for their light weight and transparent qualities as well as their superior resistance to chemicals and heat.   If you are choosing between a cell cast acrylic sheet and an extruded acrylic sheet for your project, it helps to understand how the two materials differ. Visually, both types of acrylic sheets look very similar and both show excellent resistance to the aging process.  The main difference, however, is in their thermal and chemical properties resulting from the way they are manufactured which causes the materials to respond differently to certain processes, temperature and exposure to solvents. 
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Apr
2

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Kids’ Art Project Ideas Using Plexiglass Plastic SheetsPin ItChildren love the spontaneity of play, which is why a kids’ art project that is simple and lacks detailed instructions is often the most fun and allows for the most creativity!  Here are some inexpensive kids’ art project ideas that children of all ages will enjoy.  Each project begins with a piece of plexiglass sheet that the kids can decorate and use in different ways.  For a renewable art surface, we recommend using washable paints and markers so your plexiglass “canvas” can be cleaned easily and reused indefinitely. Faux Stained Glass This is a fun kids’ art project idea
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Mar
19

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Acrylic Sheets For Photography SetupsPin ItBaseball star Evan Legoria appears to be suspended in mid-air. Photo by Robert Seale, Sports Illustrated Baseball Preview Professional photographers and camera buffs like using versatile acrylic sheets for photography setups because of the material’s strength and reflective qualities.  Whether their shoot calls for a transparent, colored or opaque surface, it is easy to find an acrylic sheet with that finish. A lot of photographers place their subjects on top of acrylic sheets and use strategic lighting to achieve cool reflections.  Some of the more creative photographers like to lie underneath a transparent acrylic sheet so they can
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Feb
7

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How to Clean, Repair and Protect AcrylicPin ItKnowing how to clean acrylic correctly is key to preserving its attractive appearance.  Acrylic – which is also called Plexiglas, Lucite and Acrylite — is a popular alternative to glass for many applications because it is translucent, light weight and impact resistant.  Clear, colored and opaque acrylic is also available.  Because acrylic sheets and glazing are susceptible to scratches and abrasions as well as damage by some solvents, it is important to follow these guidelines for cleaning, repairing and protecting your acrylic items. Cleaning Acrylic The best way to clean acrylic is with a specialty cleaning product such as Novus No.1
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Jan
25

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How to Cut, Drill, Finish, and Glue AcrylicPin ItWorking with acrylic is easy if you understand its properties and follow industry guidelines on how to handle it properly.  Using the correct tools is also important.  This article offers some practical tips on working with acrylic that will help you get started on your next project. What is Acrylic? Acrylic is a clear plastic that closely resembles glass but has many advantages, making it in excellent substitute in many applications.  Compared to glass, acrylic is: Lighter in weight by half Stronger and more impact resistant Offers better insulating properties More transparent Acrylic does have two main disadvantages compared
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Jan
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Glues for Plastic: How to Choose the Right AdhesivePin ItPlastic is a popular material for contractors, fabricators and hobbyists because it’s shatterproof, lightweight and temperature resistant, as well as relatively inexpensive.  Detailed instructions on how to build with plastic are easy to find on the Internet as well as in books and magazines.  Before you begin working with plastic, it’s important to choose the right adhesive and learn how to apply it correctly.  This article will give you a quick overview on glues for plastic and some tips on assembling plastic parts.  Links to other WebPages are provided where more detail may be helpful. Step One –
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Jan
4

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Acrylic for Picture Framing: Better than Glass?Pin ItSo you have a prized piece of artwork that you want to frame – a photo or your son and his bride, your kindergartner’s art project, or a watercolor painting by a renowned local artist – and you can’t decide whether to use real glass or acrylic for picture framing.  Although glass has been the historic favorite, the advantages provided by today’s acrylic framing sheets have made acrylic the preferred framing material amongst artists, galleries and consumers for both practical and aesthetics reasons. 7 Benefits of Acrylic Sheet for Picture Framing 1.  Light Weight Compared to glass, acrylic sheets for
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Nov
9

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Undulations in Form and Color Achieved With PlasticPin ItJust as plastic was the material-of-choice for California’s “Finish Fetish” group of sculptors in the 1960s, plastic is also the form and content of artwork produced by contemporary artist Steve Hough of Chicago.  Inspired by the group’s progressive use of “space-age” materials such as resins, HD foam, aerospace alloys and auto-paint, Hough is equally successful converting that mass-produced commodity material called plastic into a captivating art form. (Click images to enlarge) Shimmering Ripples are his Trademark Hough’s work can be described as a study of glistening, gentle ripples, much like you’d see surrounding an object
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