Production

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Working with acrylic plates
Vitropan® acrylic plates can be worked in a number of different ways. Generally the polyethylene film remains on the plate as protection while the plate is being worked.

Sawing (conventional acrylic saw blades and circular saws)

Drilling (acrylic drill with point angles between 60 und 90°)

Milling / edge working (hard metal cutter, diamond tools, gloss milling and polishing machines for acrylic, special machines for acrylic fronts, high gloss edge working, angle polishing machines)

Polishing / scratch removal (felt polishing disc)

Adhesion (edge gluing machines, PU adhesives)

Laser cutting (laser cutting machines, combi-CNC machines)

Water jet cutting

Thermal forming (two-dimensional)

Manufacturing of Vitropan glass sheet

Water jet cutting (all thicknesses)

Water jet drilling at reduced pressure

Sawing (all thicknesses)

CNC cutting (generally thicker than 6 mm)

Drilling (all thicknesses)

Edge grinding and polishing

Easy manual glass cutting – is possible with single laminated Vitropan sheet (the fabric backside has to be cut with a knife after the glass has been broken)

Vitropan® cannot be cut on LSG machines.

Currently toughened safety glass cannot be worked.

Care information
Dirt adheres poorly to the poreless surface. Vitropan acrylic components are cleaned using water, to which some household detergent has been added, and a soft non-fluff cloth or sponge. Never rub dry. Use a non-abrasive cleaning agent for a deeper clean. A cloth moistened with water produces an excellent, predominantly streak-free cleaning effect. A benzene-free pure fuel (cleaning solvent, camping fuel) can be used to treat tougher and especially greasy stains on acrylic. The smooth acrylic surfaces can then be very simply “finished” using a cream polish or polishing compound. These products can also be used with an orbital sander, if it has been wrapped in a soft polishing cloth. It can simply and easily remove a scratch from the smooth acrylic surface. The damaged area simply has to be rough ground with waterproof sandpaper. The area is then polished with a soft cloth and polish or with a buffing wheel and wax polish.

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