Custom Perspex: we manufacture customized products

Our shops apply craftsmanship by submitting the material to a very elaborate and thorough treatments, using machinery specifically designed for methacrylate and hand tools that are essential for attaining certain finishes and transform in a unique manner the high-quality materials with which, on a daily basis, we produce complex products, such as: Trophies, a product exhibitors, display cabinets y furniture, etc.

For this purpose we employ raw materials with the highest quality level available, nowadays, all over the planet. Methacrylate plates in different thicknesses, sizes, colours and special quality grades, as the once manufactured in Germany by the well-known supplier “Plexiglas” under this very trademark.

Methacrylate is a product under constant renewal, as it occurs with other materials. Presently, we are in a condition to supply a broad range of translucent, tinged, opaque, fluorescent colours, as well as other specialties and textures, in the form of plates, tubes, bars and other.

Do not hesitate to contact us if you need us to manufacture any piece of customized perspex. Either to add your corporate image, because you need specific shapes and colors, etc.

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Production Techniques

Our manufacturing processes are highly diversified and specialised. We have an extensive and proved experience in this sector as manufacturers. We are evolving permanently and service thousands of customers from diverse sectors and of all sizes.

As a function of the work to be performed, the number of units to be produced and the needs of each one of our customers, we are employing different production techniques. The following are the most outstanding once

LASER TECHNOLOGY MANUFACTURING

In Faberplast, we have been using the laser technology for over 20 years and it has been improving favourably all the time. The laser technology machines —highly expensive and with a great production output— are extensively implanted in many industrial plants for the manufacture of special products. In our plants, we have always applied the Italian technology, a pioneer in these processes, attaining very good production results and exclusive finishes.

Basically, we use our laser machines for performing special cuts of our materials, such as methacrylate (Plexiglas-PMMA); thus, we can provide our customers with objects with high precision in their sizes and within very short processing times. We produce polished, glossy, long-lasting and original finishes. We can also produce stamped and semi-stamped objects using our laser machines for the markets of logotypes, trademarks o images.

This type of machinery is essential for some industrial work that requires high accuracy and measurements adapted to parts that require a millimetric calibration in their 2D cuts.

LASER TECHNOLOGY MANUFACTURING

ENGRAVING AND MILLING

Thanks to laser technology we are able to produce pieces of Plexiglas in shallow relief.

We also have the ability to cut and handle other materials such as PVC, polycarbonate, polystyrene, and also create forms and particular shapes in 2D.

ENGRAVING AND MILLING

LABELING IN VINYL

The adhesive vinyl is a very specialized material for labeling, especially LABELING VEHICLE, SHOP WINDOWS, DISPLAY CASES, ILUMINATED SIGNS, BANNERS, POSTERS, etc ...This material has the possibility to apply it where you want without going in our workshops, we move and apply it at home..

Since the birth of this technology, a few years ago, we use the digital printing process to work a wide variety of materials, flexible and rigid, inside or outside, with the highest quality picture on all our visuals.

LABELING IN VINYL

DIGITAL PRINTING

Thanks to the marking and decoration processes, using digital printing machinery, Faberplast offers a wide range of products customised by means of this printing technology, such as: Corporative plates, advertising and information displays signage, merchandising-presents, exhibitors, trophies, corporate signs, cases and a lot more.

We have been working with digital printing for over 15 years and, currently, its possibilities are huge, involving highly advanced environmentally-friendly (eco-solvent) inks, offering long-lasting treatments for the use of the diverse products both outdoors and indoors, which can be weather-, wear-, light- and use-resistant.

We perform work using different types of front-end digital printing machinery on diverse support materials, both rigid and flexible, with many distinct characteristics: dull, glossy, coated, adhesive, pigment and watercolour papers and vinyls of many features, as well as on rigid support materials, while we can also print, without any support material, on any of our methacrylate pieces.

We only use high-quality printing technologies, with a superb resolution for the reproduction of images and illustrations with the broadest possible chromatic range. These are technologies developed in countries pioneering in this type of machinery at a worldwide level, such as Japan and the United States.

IMPRESSION NUMÉRIQUE

SERIGRAPHY - PAD PRINTING

Ink printing technique par excellence, high performance conventional format for rigid media and large series.

It preserves in any form a logo, a slogan, a trade name or a specific design. Screen printing is a technique with excellent results finishing, durability, cost, reliability, etc....

SÉRIGRAPHIQUE - TAMPOGRAPHIE

Materials

METHYL METHACRYLATE

METHYL METHACRYLATE

Methyl methacrylate is a compound with the chemical formula C5H8O2. At room temperature appears as a colorless liquid resembling water, but it is toxic and flammable. He is known primarily as a monomer used to produce polymethyl methacrylate (also know Plexiglas).

Among the plastics can be found that this Polymer, is also known by its initials PMMA. The acrylic sheet is obtained by the polymerization of methyl methacrylate and the most frequent presentation in the plastics industry is in pellets or sheets..

The pellets are used both in the process of injection molding or extrusion and thermoforming sheets or machining. Competing with other plastics such as polycarbonate (PC) and polystyrene (PS), acrylic stands out from other transparent plastics in terms of weather resistance, transparency and scratch resistance..

For these qualities is used in the automotive, lighting, cosmetics, entertainment, decor, events, shops, exhibitions, construction and optics, among others. In the world of medicine is used in resin for the manufacture of dentures and as a powder as an additive in the formulation of most pills that can be taken via oral. In this case, it acts as a retardant of drug action. In its pellet form, acrylic is a hygroscopic material, which is why it needed to dry before treating..

It uses the common name for acrylic plates or sheets of polymethyl methacrylate, being the more generic chemical name for each element type (and not just films) made with these materials (resins, pastes, granules and pellets, adhesives, emulsions ...)

Applications of PMMA are many, including displays, caps, trophies, cabinets, furniture and objects, food boxes, signs, posters, holders and many other products..

THE POLYMETHACRYLATE

THE POLYMETHACRYLATE

Acrylic acid

Acrylic acid is a chemical compound (formula C3H4O2). This is the simplest unsaturated carboxylic acids, and has a double bond and a carboxyl group attached to his C3..

In its pure form, it is a corrosive liquid, colorless, with the pungent smell. It is miscible with water, alcohols, ethers and chloroform. It is produced from propylene, a gaseous by-product of petroleum refining. There was a marked tendency towards the creation of polymers that are used commercially in its neutralized form (such as sodium polyacrylate)..

Transparency

The material is transparent, so light passes easily across. Transparency is an optical property of matter that has different qualities and properties. It is said, however, that material is translucent when light passes so that the shapes become unrecognizable, and that material is opaque when the light does not pass across it..

For technical applications, we study the transparency or opacity to infrared radiation, ultraviolet light, X-rays, gamma rays or other types of radiation..

According to its properties, a material is transparent to a certain wavelength when the system energy level has no energy difference corresponding to this wavelength. Thus, air and glass are transparent, because in their patterns of energy levels (or energy bands, respectively), there is no difference in energy of the order of visible light. However, it can absorb infrared rays and ultraviolet..

Therefore, the transparency is measured as the transmittance, that is to say, the percentage of the intensity of light passing through the sample. For this measure you must use a colorimeter or spectrophotometer..

Properties

  • Transparency of around 93%. PMMA is the most transparent of plastics.
  • Shock. PMMA is 20 times tougher to impacts than glass..
  • Resistant to UV rays and weathering. There are no noticeable aging for ten years of exterior exposure..
  • Excellent thermal and acoustic insulation..
  • Light weight compared to glass (about the half), with a density of about 1190 kg/m3, while only slightly heavier than water. 65% lighter than glass, making it easier to use..
  • Hardness similar to that of aluminum, but it scratches easily with any metal object such as a clip.
  • From simple burning, does not turn off when removed from heat (it gas smells like fruits). It produces no toxic gases when burned so we can consider it a very safe product for elements close to people, such as wood.
  • Easy machining and molding.
  • Easy to recycle.
  • Does not absorb water.
  • It had good thermal stability.
  • It is self-extinguishing.
  • Density: 1,2
  • Non-toxic.
  • It is sold in rectangular plates between 2 and 120 mm thickness. There are several degrees of resistance (in a dozen different qualities) and many colors. The surface is protected by a polyethylene film to prevent scratches during handling.
  • Can be machined cold but not be bent. (Grinding, stabbed, polishing, etc) To fold it you must apply local heat to the entire piece. The latter is a complex industrial process that required specialized equipment and molds.
  • The PMMA has a high resistance to the attack of many compounds, but he is attacked by.

Presentation

In colorless sheets, translucent, white or black, with a size standard of 3050 x 2050 each sheet or in small sizes, with several thicknesses from 2 mm to 10 mm depending on its type and use.

EXTRUSION METHACRYLATE

EXTRUSION METHACRYLATE

Mechanical characteristics

  • Density DIN53479 g/cm3 1.19
  • Impact resistence Charpy ISO179 1/D kJ/m2 15
  • Notched impact strength (Izod) ISO 180 1/A kJ/m2 1.6
  • Tensile strength (-40 ºC) DIN53455 MPa 100
  • Tensile strength (+23 ºC) DIN53455 MPa 72
  • Tensile strength (+70 ºC) DIN53455 MPa 35
  • Stretch at break DIN53455 % 4.5
  • Poisson's ratio
  • Flexural strength
  • Standard Test Tube (80x10x4mm) DIN53452 MPa 105
  • Compressive stress Compressive stress
  • Safety tension max. (until +40 oC) - MPa 5...10
  • Modulus of elasticity A (short / long term) DIN53457 MPa 3300/3200
  • Torsion modulus G at 10Hz DIN53445 MPa 1700
  • Fatigue resistance test wing alternative folded approx. 10 cycles (test piece notched / unnotched) - MPa 30/10
  • Brinell hardness H961/30 ISO 2039-1 MPa 190
  • Abrasion resistance with 1.600 gr. Similar abrasive ASTM-D673 44 % 98
  • Coefficient of friction plastic on plastic - 0.80
  • Plastic friction coefficient on Steel - 0.50
  • Coefficient of friction steel on plastic - 0.45

Technical information

Unit Value Method

Optical characteristics

  • Transmission 3mm material, visible range (380 ... 780 mm)
  • Standard lighting D65 DIN 5036 % 92
  • Loss of reflection in the visible range (for any surface) % 4
  • Total energy transmission (Esp. 3 mm.) DIN 67567 % 85
  • Degree of absorption in the visible (3 mm.) - % < 0.05
  • Refractive index DIN53491 - 1.491

Thermal characteristics

  • Coefficient of linear expansión 0 ... 50OC DIN53752-A 1/K mm/mOC 0.07
  • Thermal conductivity DIN52612 W/mK 0.19
  • Heat transfer coefficient (1mm. esp.) DIN 4701 W/m2K 5.8
  • Heat transfer coefficient (3mm. esp.) DIN 4701 W/m2K 5.6
  • Heat transfer coefficient (5mm. esp.) DIN 4701 W/m2K 5.3
  • Heat transfer coefficient (10 mm. esp.) DIN 4701 W/m2K 4.4
  • Specific heat - J/g K 1.47
  • Temperature approx. molding (temp. oven) - OC 150...160
  • Maximum surface temperature (IR radiator) - OC 180
  • Maximum continuous operating temperatura - OC 70
  • Shrinkage temperatura - OC >80
  • Ignition temperature DIN51794 OC 430
  • Fire behavior (esp. >1.5 mm) DIN4102 - B2
  • VICAT index (B method) DIN ISO 306 OC 102
  • Dimensional stability Heat (Martens Method) DIN53458 OC 85
  • Form heat resistance ISO 75 flexural stress 1.8 MPa DIN53458 OC 90
  • Form heat resistance ISO 75 flexural stress 0.45 MPa DIN53461 OC 95

Electrical characteristics

  • Specific contact resistance DIN VDE 0303, Part 3 O.cm >10e15
  • Surface electrical resistivity DIN VDE 0303, Part 3 O 5x10e13
  • Dielectric strength (specimen 1 mm. Thick) DIN VDE 0303, Part 3 Kv./mm 30
  • Dielectric constant at 50 Hz DIN VDE 0303, Part 4 3.70
  • Dielectric constant at 0,1 Hz DIN VDE 0303, Part 4 2.80
  • Dielectric loss at 50 Hz DIN VDE 0303, Part 4 0.06
  • Dielectric loss at 0,1 Hz DIN VDE 0303, Part 4 0.03
  • Electric shock resistance DIN VDE 0303, Part 1 KC>600

Acoustic characteristics

  • Transmission speed of sound (room temp.) - m/s 2700 ... 2800
  • Noise attenuation RW rate 4mm - dB 26
  • Noise attenuation RW rate 6mm - dB 30
  • Noise attenuation RW rate 10mm - dB 32

Water behavior

  • Water absorption (from dry) 24H test tuve of 50x50x4 mm DIN53495 mg 30
  • Maximum weight obtained during immersion DIN53495 mg 2.1
  • Water vapor permeability - gcm cm2Pa 2.3x10-10
  • Permeability N2 - gcm cm2Pa 4.5x10-15
  • Permeability 02 - gcm cm2Pa 2.0x10-14
  • Permeability C02 - gcm cm2Pa 1.1x10-13
  • Air Permeability - gcm cm2Pa 8.3x10-15

CASTING METHACRYLATE

CASTING METHACRYLATE

General characteristics

  • Density ISO 1183 g/cm3 1,19
  • Rockwell hardness D-785 Escala M 105
  • Optical characteristics
  • Light transmission ISO 13468-1 % 93
  • Refractive index ISO 489 N20 1,492

Mechanical characteristics

  • Flexural Modulus ISO 178 MPa 3000
  • Flexural strength ISO 178 MPa 125
  • Tensile Modulus ISO 527 MPa 3300
  • Tensile strength ISO 527 MPa 75
  • Elongation ISO 527 % 6

Thermal characteristics

  • Temperature Vicat (VST/A 50) ISO 306 oC 115
  • Heat distortion temperatura (A/B) ISO 75 oC 105
  • Specific heat capacity ISO 3146-C-60oC J/g.K 2,16
  • Coefficient of linear thermal expansion ISO 11359-2 K-1 x10-5 7
  • Thermal conductivity DIN 52612 W/m.K 0,19
  • Degradation temperature oC >280
  • Maximum temperature of use - continuous use oC 80
  • Maximum temperature of use - use for short period oC 90
  • Molding temperatura oC 160-190

Impact resistence

  • Izod (notched) ISO 180 kJ/m2 -
  • Charpy (notched) ISO 179 kJ/m2 2
  • Charpy (unnotched) ISO 179 kJ/m2 15
  • Electrical characteristics
  • Dielectric constant 50Hz DIN 53483 3,6
  • Volume resistivity DIN 53483 O.cm 1015
  • Surface resistivity DIN 53483 O 1014
  • Dielectric resistivity DIN 53483 kV/mm 30
  • Dissipation factor 50Hz DIN 53483 0,06

Chemical resistance

  • The plates are resistant - at room temperature - to saturated hydrocarbons, mineral oils and aromatic free fuels, fats and animal and vegetable oils, water, aqueous salt solutions as well as diluted acids.
  • Aromatic hydrocarbons and hydrogen chlorides, esters and ketones attack the material.

Resistencia Química at 20ºC

  • Acetone -
  • Glycols +
  • Acids (weak solution) +
  • Glycerin +
  • Hexane alcohols +
  • Ethyl -
  • Methylene chloride -
  • Isopropyl -
  • Methyl ethyl ketone -
  • Methyl -
  • Mineral oil +
  • Ammonia +
  • Paraffin +
  • Benzene -
  • Toluene -
  • Tetrachloride -
  • Sodium chloride +
  • Chloroform -
  • Sodium hydroxide
  • Ethyl acetate -

POLYCARBONATE

POLYCARBONATE

Polycarbonate can be compact or cellular. Compact polycarbonate compact is identical in appearance to the PMMA and 10 times more resistant to impacts, and it is used for security boxes and protective displays, with a thickness that goes from 0.75 mm to 12 mm. It can be transparent, white or reflective (with special UV features)..

Cellular polycarbonate sheets have an air chamber inside, and are used in building special enclosures, greenhouses, skylights, in large panels. Their thickness goes from 4 to 32 mm.

PVC

PVC

PVC can be foamed with UV protection, suitable for external and inside uses. It standard thickness goes from 1mm to 24 mm. It can be white, black, and it is possible to produce other customized colors.

PVC can be foamed with UV protection, suitable for external and inside uses. It standard thickness goes from 1mm to 24 mm. It can be white, black, and it is possible to produce other customized colors.

PLEXIGLAS METAL LACQUERED

PLEXIGLAS METAL LACQUERED

On any piece of transparent perspex-plexiglas we can apply a lacquered to the oven with texture and METAL shades. This novel technique achieves a vintage effect on the material that provides a different finish, quality and durable. Valid for all types of plexiglas products, such as trophies, blocks, displays, boxes, decorative accessories and all kinds of special pieces for multiple purposes..

We have different shades of color, with gloss or matte effects and all with the guarantee of FABERPLAST..

POLYSTYRENE

POLYSTYRENE

Its surface has a special finish and shining. It is used in the manufacture of displays and signage. It can be black, white, and transparent, with mirror effect and glare. The standard thickness goes from 0.6 to 5 mm.

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