PLEXIGLAS® DR® Datasheet

Polymethyl Methacrylate Acrylic

Supplied by Altuglas International of Arkema Inc.

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Product Description
Plexiglas® DR® is an impact modified thermoplastic acrylic resin formulated for injection molding and extrusion applications. It is a heat resistant resin with minimal edge color and provides 10 times the impact resistance of standard acrylics. It is an all-acrylic resin that combines the toughness associated with other impact plastics and the outstanding transparency and UV resistance of conventional acrylic materials. Moldflow simulation data is available.
General  
Material Status 
  • Commercial: Active
Availability 
  • North America
Additive 
  • Impact Modifier
Features 
  • BPA Free
  • Good Color Stability
  • Good Dimensional Stability
  • Good Scratch Resistance
  • Good Thermal Stability
  • Good Toughness
  • Good Weather Resistance
  • High Clarity
  • High Impact Resistance
  • Impact Modified
  • Low Shrinkage
  • UV Resistant
Uses 
  • Automotive Applications
  • Capstock
  • Consumer Applications
  • Displays
  • Lighting Diffusers
  • Sanitary Products
Agency Ratings 
RoHS Compliance 
Automotive Specifications 
Appearance 
  • Clear/Transparent
  • Colors Available
  • Opaque
  • Translucent
 
Forms 
  • Pellets
Processing Method 
  • Extrusion
  • Injection Molding
 
Physical
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Density / Specific Gravity
     
--
 
ASTM D792
--
g/cm³
ISO 1183
Melt Mass-Flow Rate (MFR)
     
230°C/3.8 kg
g/10 min
ASTM D1238
230°C/3.8 kg
g/10 min
ISO 1133
Melt Volume-Flow Rate (MVR) (230°C/3.8 kg)
cm³/10min
ISO 1133
Molding Shrinkage
     
Flow
in/in
ASTM D955
--
%
ISO 294-4
Water Absorption
     
24 hr
%
ASTM D570
Equilibrium, 73°F, 50% RH
%
ISO 62
Mechanical
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Tensile Modulus
     
--
psi
ASTM D638
--
psi
ISO 527-2/1A/1
Tensile Stress
     
Yield
psi
ISO 527-2/1A/5
Break
psi
ASTM D638
Break
psi
ISO 527-2/1A/5
Tensile Strain
     
Yield
%
ISO 527-2/1A/5
Break
%
ASTM D638
Break
%
ISO 527-2/1A/5
Flexural Modulus
     
--
psi
ASTM D790
--
psi
ISO 178/A
Flexural Stress
     
-- 2
psi
ISO 178/A
Yield
psi
ASTM D790
Impact
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Charpy Notched Impact Strength
ft·lb/in²
ISO 179/1eA
Charpy Unnotched Impact Strength
ft·lb/in²
ISO 179/1eU
Notched Izod Impact
     
73°F
ft·lb/in
ASTM D256
--
ft·lb/in²
ISO 180/A
Hardness
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Rockwell Hardness (M-Scale)
 
ASTM D785, ISO 2039-2
Thermal
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Deflection Temperature Under Load
     
66 psi, Annealed 3
°F
ASTM D648
66 psi, Annealed
°F
ISO 75-2/B
264 psi, Annealed 3
°F
ASTM D648
264 psi, Annealed
°F
ISO 75-2/A
Vicat Softening Temperature
     
--
°F
ASTM D1525 4, ISO 306/A50 4
--
°F
ASTM D1525 5
--
°F
ISO 306/B50
Thermal Conductivity
Btu·in/hr/ft²/°F
ASTM C177
Flammability
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Flame Rating
 
UL 94
Optical
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Refractive Index 6
 
ASTM D542, ISO 489
Transmittance (125 mil)
%
ASTM D1003
Haze (125 mil)
%
ASTM D1003
Additional Information
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
ASTM Classification
 
ASTM D788
Related Terminology
This supplier and product may also be known by these terms: Plexiglass
Features
Features may also be described by the following terms: High Clarity, Good Dimensional Stability, Dimensionally Stable, High Impact Resistance, Scratch Resistant, Resists Scratches, Good Scratch Resistance, Low Shrinkage, Good Thermal Stability, Good Toughness, Tough, Good UV Resistance, UV Resistant, Ultraviolet Resistant, Ultraviolet Light Resistant, Good Weather Resistance, Weather Resistant, Good Weatherability, Good Color Stability, BPA Free, Bisphenol A Free.
Uses
Uses may also be described by the following terms: Automotive Applications, Automotive Sector, Capstock, Architectural Capping, Capping Resin, Lighting Diffusers, Lens.
Automotive Specifications
This plastic material has approval for 6 automotive specifications from the following agencies (the number in parentheses shows the number of specifications for that agency): CHRYSLER (2), FORD (1), GM (2), SAE (1).
Agency Ratings
This plastic material has 1 certifications from the following agencies (the number in parentheses shows the number of certifications for that agency): FDA (1).
Available Documents
Brochure - Automotive - Assembly and Design Guidelines for Plexiglas® Resins (English)
Brochure - Automotive - Color Technology and Service for Plexiglas® Resins (English)
Brochure - Automotive - High Efficiency Light Guide Design using Plexiglas® Resins (English)
Brochure - Automotive - High Performance Reflex Lenses using Plexiglas® Resins (English)
Brochure - Automotive - Processing Technology and Support for Plexiglas® Resins (English)
Brochure - Automotive - Weatherable High Gloss Exterior Trim made from Plexiglas® Resins (English)
Brochure - Plexiglas® Acrylic Molding and Extrusion Resins (English)
Brochure - Plexiglas® Technology Light Years Ahead (English)
Chemical Resistance of Plexiglas® V-Series and Impact Acrylic Resins (English)
Technical Datasheet - ASTM (English)
Technical Datasheet - ISO (English)
Notes
1Typical properties: these are not to be construed as specifications.
2Conventional Deflection
3Annealing cycle: 4hrs @ 176°F
4Rate A (50°C/h), Loading 1 (10 N)
5Rate A (50°C/h), Loading 2 (50 N)
6ND @ 72°F
 
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