Leading Clear and Colored Acrylic/Plexiglass Rods Manufacturer In China

Acrylic Rod Introduction

Acrylic Rod is an excellent plastic rod, manufactured by extrusion or casting process, which is also called as “plexiglass rod” or “lucite rod“. It is a common substitute of the glass rod as it is crystal clear, lighter weight, more shatter-resistant, and easy to be bonded, fabricated, formed or CNC turned. Otherwise, acrylic rods can be clear, colored, fluorescent, and custom colors. The cross-section could be round, triangle, square, hexagon, and custom shapes.

As a flexible plastic rod, the Acrylic rod offers 10 times of impact strength more than the equivalent glass rod but half weight. Meantime, it has superior chemical resistance, UV resistance, and weather ability, therefore, the acrylic rod is suitable for both indoor and outdoor applications, for example, staircase banister spindle, acrylic curtain rods, acrylic dowel, acrylic drapery rod, and acrylic furniture, etc.

UVPLASTIC is a leading manufacturer of acrylic/plexiglass rods in China, with more than 15 years of experience in this field, we provide standard acrylic rods with diameter from 10mm to 300mm. Normally, we have enough stock of standard rods for fast delivery. Meantime, we provide colored acrylic rods and custom acrylic rods, such as triangle, square, hexagon, or other custom shapes, the length can be customized. Otherwise, UVPLASTIC provides machining services according to clients’ requirements, for example, Cutting to Size, CNC turning, Bonding, Polishing Surface, Thread Tapping, etc.

Main Benefits Of Acrylic Rod

  • Acrylic Rods are 11 times stronger than glass rods, but half weight;
  • With wide options in colores, easy to make an eye-catching appearance;
  • Superior UV resistance and weather ability, can used indoor and outdoor;
  • Acrylic Rod is a great plastic rod, offers better design flexibility;
  • Easy to be bonded, fabricated, formed or CNC turned, polished, threaded Tapping;
  • Diameter is upto 300mm;
  • Custom shapes are available, such as triangle, square, hexagon;
  • Machining Acrylic Rod is available;
  • Enough stock of standard acrylic rods for fast delivery;

Acrylic Rods Specification

Ranges of Acrylic Rods

ModelProduct NameStandard Length (m)Color Options
UVACR-RORound Acrylic Rod1m, 2m, 3m, 4m, 5m, 5.8m, 8m, 10, 12m, Custom LengthTransparent, Translucent, Opaque
UVACR-TRTriangle Acrylic Rod1m, 2m, 3m, 4m, 5m, 5.8m, 8m, 10, 12m, Custom LengthTransparent, Translucent, Opaque
UVACR-SQSquare Acrylic Rod1m, 2m, 3m, 4m, 5m, 5.8m, 8m, 10, 12m, Custom LengthTransparent, Translucent, Opaque
UVACR-HEHexagon Acrylic Rod1m, 2m, 3m, 4m, 5m, 5.8m, 8m, 10, 12m, Custom LengthTransparent, Translucent, Opaque
UVACR-CUCustom Acrylic Rod1m, 2m, 3m, 4m, 5m, 5.8m, 8m, 10, 12m, Custom LengthTransparent, Translucent, Opaque

Standard Diameter

Diameter In MillimeterDiameter In InchRound Acrylic Rod
UVACR-RO
Triangle Acrylic Rod
UVACR-TR
Square Acrylic Rod
UVACR-SQ
Hexagon Acrylic Rod
UVACR-HE
2mm3/64 in
4mm5/32 in
6mm15/64 in
8mm5/16 in
10mm25/64 in
12mm15/32 in
15mm19/32 in
18mm23/32 in
20mm25/32 in
25mm1 in
30mm1-1/4 in
35mm
40mm
45mm
50mm2 in
60mm
70mm
80mm
90mm
100mm4 in
110mm
120mm
150mm6 in
180mm
200mm8 in
220mm
250mm10 in
300mm12 in
350mm14 in
400mm16 in

Physical Properties

PropertiesUnitValue
Density (clear acrylic)g/cm^31.19
Tensile StrengthMpa>70
Charpy impact strength (unnotched)KJ/m^2>13
Tension Modulus of ElasticityMpa>3000
Tensile Strain at break%>4
Flexural strengthMpa100 to 115
Charpy impact strength (unnotched)kj/m^2>17
Vicat softening temperature°C>105
Dimensional change on heating (shrinkage)%<2.5
Total luminous transmittace%>90
Rockwell hardness 100 to 115
Linear expansion coefficientK^ -17×10^-5
Temperature of deflection under load°C95 to 100
Light transmittance%>90

Applications Of Acrylic Rod

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Frequently Asked Question

Acrylic rods can be cut by yourself, but you need to use different tools for acrylic rods with different diameters, it is also related to length, please see the following suggestions:

Otherwise, we can help to cut, bend, drill, tapping for all acrylic rods

ModelProduct NameDiameterSuggested ToolPolish Process
UVACR-RORound Acrylic RodFrom 2mm to 10mmHand SawYes
UVACR-RORound Acrylic RodFrom 12mm to 100mmSmall LatheYes
UVACR-RORound Acrylic RodFrom 110mm to 200mmMiddle LatheYes
UVACR-RORound Acrylic RodFrom 210mm to 400mmLarge LatheYes
UVACR-TRTriangle Acrylic RodAll DiametersHand Saw, Bench Saw, and LatheYes
UVACR-SQSquare Acrylic RodAll DiametersHand Saw, Bench Saw, and LatheYes
UVACR-HEHexagon Acrylic RodAll DiametersHand Saw, Bench Saw, and LatheYes

Acrylic rods can be used widely for many applications, for example, acrylic furniture, curtain holder, POP sign holders, crystal chandeliers, Interior decoration, etc.

Acrylic rod is made of high-quality PMMA resin, which is called “plexiglass rod“, it is the best alternative of glass rod but the plexiglass rod is more than 10 times stronger than the glass rod, but only half-weight of the glass rod.

There are three methods to manufacture acrylic rods, please check the following list:

No.MethodDescription
1.Extruded MethodHeating and melting PMMA resin to the thick liquid, and extrude it to a circular hollow mould with a certain diameter, reducing the temperature when the thick liquid goes through the circular hollow mould.
2.Cast MethodFilling liquid PMMA raw material to a mould, keep the temperature for a certain period of time in hot water, then drying it.
3. Cutting MethodCutting acrylic block into a small piece, then CNC Machining this small piece to the acrylic rod, this method is for small quantity.

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