About Extra Large Acrylic Panels
Acrylic sheet (PMMA) is a versatile material. It serves great optical and structural purpose. Because of its transparency it is utilised where resistance against static as well as dynamic forces must be withheld. When building large aquarium transparent windows for maximum visibility – the structural properties of Acrylic become more important than optical properties. The key item in the design of large acrylic panels is its ability to carry loads in the form of pressure. Large Acrylic panel must be designed to select maximum working stress and Safe working loads.
Various manufacturers of large Acrylic panels produce various grades and quality of Acrylic. It is difficult for Engineers or Architects or Project owners to decide which Acrylic to choose. It is even more difficult to find out the true quality of Acrylic. This is where we can help you.
We at MadOverFish have industry wide associations from manufacturers in Europe, USA and Asia including China. Although there are renowned companies producing large Acrylic panels, it must be thoroughly studied which manufacturer meets the requirements of such projects.
The usual size of Acrylic produced world over are as below:
2.4m x 1.2m
3m x 2m
5m x 3m
6m x 3m
For large Acrylic panels the thicknesses produced are as follows: 50mm, 75mm, 100mm, 120mm, 150mm & 200mm.
Now there are various applications in the Public Aquaria or Oceanarium world where panels larger than the above need to be used.
Joining to create Extra large Acrylic blocks:
We at MadOverFish have expertise in joining blocks of various sizes to create the large panels. There are times when it is logistically impossible to transport extra large Acrylic panels. As an example in GSC Project, Gujarat, India, we are transporting a single panel from the factory which measures ~ 16m x 4m long and ~ 350mm thick. On the same project we will be joining multiple large Acrylic blocks on-site to create a single Acrylic panel of size 9m x 8m x 250mm thick. This particular size cannot be transported by road, and becomes a huge logistical challenge to install it as one single piece on the project site.
At MadOverFish, we have the expertise to install large acrylic panels by joining them onsite to create large sizes. All bonding of large Acrylic panels are done in-house by our team using the parent materials MMA with our proprietary technique. We encourage you to contact us to learn more on how we can help you. Our team has carried out multiple large acrylic installations.