Acrylic plastics, often referred to by familiar trade names like Plexiglas® and Acrylite® is strong, lightweight and more resistant to impact than glass. It’s highly weather and chemical-resistant, and is available through Rib Mountain Glass Inc. in a variety of sizes, shapes, colors and textures.
Rib Mountain Glass Inc. offers acrylic plastics in a variety of sheet, rod and rigid tubing configurations, as well in the form of an acrylic mirror.
Colors and Textures – Acrylic plastic sheets from Rib Mountain Glass Inc. are available in clear, translucent and fluorescent colors, opaque colors and a variety of surface textures.
Acrylic Plastic Sheet Sizes – Standard sheet sizes range from 48 by 96 inches to 72 by 120 inches, with thicknesses ranging from .030 inches to 4 inches. Custom thicknesses and sheet sizes are available, depending on order size.
We offer many specialty versions with features such as enhanced UV filtering, UV transparency, increased abrasion resistance or increased impact resistance.
Customers may order sheets cut-to-size. To maximize yield and keep our
customers’ costs down, Rib Mountain Glass Inc. selects the optimal sheet size for every order
Rib Mountain Glass Inc. is able to offer, through our suppliers, acrylic rod in both cast and extruded versions and in clear and multiple colors. Cast rod is more optically clear and has better machinability than extruded rod. If clarity or machinability are not critical issues, extruded may be a better value.
Sizes – Cast rods are available in stock diameters ranging from ¼-inch to 8 inches; custom sizes may be ordered. Extruded rod is available in diameters ranging from 1/16th-inch to 2 inches.
Like acrylic rod, acrylic plastic tubing is available in both cast and extruded versions. A variety of wall thicknesses are available for both types.
Acrylic Plastic Tubing Sizes and Colors – Cast tubing (clear only) is available from 1-¼ inch to 27-5/8 inches outer diameter (O.D.). For extruded tubes, we carry stock sizes ranging from ¼ inch to 6 inches O.D. in clear.Colors are available up to 12 inches O.D.
Customers choose acrylic mirror over glass for its light weight and ease of installation. Rib Mountain Glass Inc. carries acrylic mirror in a variety of thicknesses, color tints and quality grades.
Tough and durable, polycarbonate sheets, rods, and tubes are usually associated with applications requiring high impact or repeated use.
Significantly stronger than plate glass and acrylic, polycarbonate sheets are a lightweight glazing material that provides increased protection against high traffic use, vandalism and theft.
Used extensively in architectural applications, polycarbonate sheets, rods, and tubing are energy efficient, due to its excellent insulating qualities, when compared to glass of equal thickness. Polycarbonate allows up to 90 percent transmittance of solar energy and 88 percent of visible light. Tints and patterns can be added to help reduce heat gain and to enhance its use in architectural design applications.
Sign grade polycarbonate is specially formulated to provide excellent resistance to the weathering effects of prolonged exposure to the sun. Along with its high impact characteristics, polycarbonate is a good choice for outdoor, high use, and sign applications.
In security applications, polycarbonate laminates provide proven resistance to both physical and ballistic attacks. A variety of polycarbonate, and polycarbonate/acrylic, configurations offer different levels of protection ranging from containment up to UL Level 3 bullet resistance.
Polycarbonate is more dimensionally stable than acrylic over a wide temperature range. And, compared to acrylic, it is only slightly less transparent.Standard polycarbonate doesn’t weather well over time but additives and coatings can be incorporated that significantly increase the weatherability of the polycarbonate.
Because its surface is soft, compared to acrylic, polycarbonate sheets are more prone to scratching. Abrasion-resistant coatings can be added to significantly reduce this shortcoming of polycarbonate.
Rib Mountain Glass Inc. offers polycarbonate sheets, rods and tubing.
Polycarbonate Sheet Sizes – Polycarbonate sheets range in thicknesses from .007-inch to 6 inches. Thicknesses up to .030-inch are available in 24-by-48 inch sheets. Above this thickness, a variety of sizes are available from 48 by 96 inches to 72 by 120 inches.
Polycarbonate Sheet Colors – Polycarbonate sheets are available from Rib Mountain Glass Inc. in clear, bronze tint, gray tint, white opaque, black and red opaque.
Specialty Polycarbonate Sheets – Rib Mountain Glass Inc. stocks polycarbonate sheets in FDA-compliant, as well as machine and containment grades. We also carry abrasion-resistant polycarbonate sheets. Polycarbonate mirror is available for high impact environments. Mirror may also be ordered with a scratch-resistant coating to maintain clarity.
Polycarbonate Rod Sizes – Diameters range from 1/8-inch outer diameter (OD) to 6 inches OD. Diameters between 1/8 inch and 3 inches are available in 8-foot sections. Diameters above 3 inches are available in 4-foot sections.
Polycarbonate Rod Colors – Clear and black.
Polycarbonate Tubing Sizes – Inner diameter (ID) dimensions ranging from 1/8 inch to 11-3/4 inches, with a variety of wall thicknesses are available. Standard rod lengths are 8 feet.
Polycarbonate Tubing Colors – Clear only.