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Altec carries a wide selection of high-quality materials from the industry's leading plastics manufacturers including, but not limited to products listed below. If you don't see what you need just give us a call!

Materials

Also known by trade names Plexiglas, Acrylite, and Perspex among several others this material is available in clear, transparent color, translucent colors, and opaque colors in a variety of thicknesses. Acrylic can be saw cut, CNC machined, laser cut & etched, line bent, heat formed, vacuum formed, glued and much more. This is also can be used for indoor and outdoor projects and with being 4X to 8X stronger than standard untampered glass and almost half the weight of glass, acrylic would be a great choice for many of your projects.

Polycarbonate

Also know by trade names Lexan, Hyzod,Tuffak, and Makrolon this material is a highly impact resistant material and at only half the weight of glass, this polycarbonate is a great choice for security windows, display racks, and machine guards. Polycarbonate will resist damage caused by impact and have excellent clarity. It has greater impact strength than acrylic and glass and can be used in similar applications. Polycarbonate is available in Optically Clear, Transparent Gray and Bronze tints and is available in a variety of thicknesses.

Nylon

With excellent wear and abrasion resistance, nylon 6/6 sheets, bars, and strips are often used for bearings, gears, and other high-wear parts. They resist gasoline, mineral oil, and refrigerants. With many grades of Nylon available you are able to find the right material to fit your project needs.

Delrin

Delrin® acetal resin, a wear-resistant material with a naturally slippery surface. Also known as acetal homopolymer, it resists moisture and has the ability to hold tight tolerances and can be easily cut and machined I and often used for gears, bushings, and bearings. This material is available in White and Black in a variety of thicknesses.

Polyethylene

High Density Polyethylene also known as (HDPE) sheet is extremely strong against impact, abrasion resistant, and exhibits a low coefficient of friction. The material is also moisture, stain, and odor resistant, and is FDA approved for use in the food processing industry (mainly for cutting boards). The material's durability makes it a perfect match for a variety of applications such as water tanks, chute linings, wear strip, rub rails, and numerous other industrial uses.

ABS General Purpose

ABS plastic sheet is available in 0.060" to 0.250" thicknesses that are textured haircell finish on one side for general purpose uses.

General purpose ABS plastic is a rigid thermoplastic with a combination of properties that make it ideal for the widest range of applications.

3Form Varia Ecoresin

3form Varia Ecoresin is a dynamic interlayer system with design possibilities as diverse as your imagination. By allowing you to custom-select the color, pattern, texture, interlayer and finish of your material, Varia Ecoresin transforms into the perfect medium for your architectural application. Varia Ecoresin xt can be specified for vertical applications in exterior environments. Reflect, Dichroic, Wood and Timber are also part of the Varia Ecoresin product line. An award-winning 3form product, Varia Ecoresin has the added benefit of being made from a specially-formulated copolyester resin that combines performance with environmental responsibility. Ecoresin incorporates 40% pre-consumer recycled content without compromising aesthetics or overall physical properties, is compatible with one of the largest post-consumer recycle streams, and is GREENGUARD® Indoor Air Quality Certified.

Glass

Altec not only can supply many types of plastic materials, we also can work with you on your glass needs as well. Being able to supply many types of glass products such as standard clear float glass, tempered glass, laminated safety glass and being able to supply it cut to your specific dimensions and shapes, Altec becomes your one stop shop for both plastics and glass.

Cut to Size

  • Our most popular Acrylic Sheets are available online at a variety of standard or custom cut sizes
  • We will cut any material we carry to standard or custom sizes (call or visit)
  • We offer custom cutting for any shape or design with Laser Cutting and CNC Machining and Routing (call or visit).

Tools

We also offer an online selection of quality tools, equipment, glues, and hardware needed for working with our materials including:

  • Drillbits
  • Line Benders
  • Glues and Adhesives
  • Polishing and Cleaning Supplies
  • Architectural Hardware
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