PLEXIGLAS®, the world's first acrylic glass (polymethylmethacrylate/PMMA), manufactured by our company, is also valued as a versatile material thanks to its excellent machining properties. Cutting, drilling, grinding, milling and polishing are just a few of the processing steps permitted by our material.
PLEXIGLAS® XT Antimicrobial can be processed like standard PLEXIGLAS®.
The following specific features must be noted for processing of PLEXIGLAS® XT Antimicrobial:
Scraping, wet grinding and polishing are also ideal for PLEXIGLAS® XT Antimicrobial. Flame polishing is not recommended due to the flashing flame. In this case, the flame may cause ruptures and cracks in the surface so that the characteristic properties on abrasion resistance, chemical resistance and antimicrobial effect may be lost in the affected area.
The surface must be prepared before bonding. First of all, the coating must be wet-sanded or milled away for bonding. When removing the coating, make sure that the adhesive surface is flat, clean and free of tension.
Linear bending or thermoforming are not suitable for processing of PLEXIGLAS® XT Antimicrobial. These procedures may damage or peel the coating.