Specification Requirements FAQs

Specification Requirements FAQs

Listed here are questions we frequently get related to regulatory and specification requirements for buildings, ASTM, military and more. In most of the answers you can download a document for more information. 

 

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Specification Requirements FAQs

What PLEXIGLAS® acrylic sheets products are UL listed?

Each PLEXIGLAS® product is listed individually with the Underwriters Laboratory and are able to access the individual yellow card.

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What are the U-Factors for heat transmission for PLEXIGLAS® acrylic sheet?

The amount of heat conducted through PLEXIGLAS® glazing is slightly lower than for glass of the same thickness. The values tabulated for the U-factors are for vertical windows and horizontal skylights.

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What is the estimated surface deflection for PLEXIGLAS® acrylic sheet?

What is the estimated surface deflection of PLEXIGLAS® acrylic sheet that is a horizontally mounted, flat panels?

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What grades and sizes of PLEXIGLAS® acrylic sheet meet the ANSI Z97.1 safety glazing specification?

PLEXIGLAS® MC and PLEXIGLAS® G sheet clear and colors meet the requirements of ANSI Z97.1 at thicknesses of 0.080" and greater.

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What are the proper floor load bearing applications for PLEXIGLAS® acrylic sheet?

Trinseo frequently receives calls requesting information on the use of our products for "flooring” applications. Trinseo does not recommend the use of any of its sheet products for any load bearing applications.

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What is the ASTM manufacturing standard for PLEXIGLAS® acrylic sheet?

As of January 2006, LP-391D has been discontinued. ASTM D-4802 has replaced LP-391D as the manufacturing standard for PLEXIGLAS® acrylic sheet.

Click here for additional information on ASTM category and finish types.

Does PLEXIGLAS® acrylic sheet contain heavy metals?

Trinseo has no reason to suspect any traces of lead, cadmium, mercury or chromium are contained within the following PLEXIGLAS® clear products: PLEXIGLAS® M, G, T or Q acrylic sheet.

We do not use lead, cadmium, mercury or chromium in our process to manufacture these PLEXIGLAS® products, nor is it used as an additive for these products.

PLEXIGLAS® products that involve colors must be evaluated for the presence of heavy metals on a color-by-color basis.

Is PLEXIGLAS® acrylic sheet NSF approved?

The NSF approves the final application, not individual components or materials. Therefore, it is not appropriate to ask if PLEXIGLAS® acrylic sheet is NSF approved.

You must contact NSF directly to gain the proper certification. It can be stated that PLEXIGLAS® acrylic sheet has been used quite successfully in NSF approved applications.

Please contact NSF directly.

How do I access the International Code Council (ICC) Evaluation Report?

Click here to access the ICC ESR-1653 2019 Report.

This report includes the evaluation of the International Building Code (IBC), the International Residential Code (IRC), and the Abu Dhabi International Building Code (ADIBC).

What is the City of New York Department of Buildings building code information for PLEXIGLAS® acrylic sheet?

Pursuant to Administrative Code Section 27-131, the following equipment or material has been found acceptable for use in accordance with the report of the material and equipment acceptance (MEA) division.

Click here for the full NYC-MEA 7-93-M report.

What are the PLEXIGLAS® acrylic sheet safety glazing requirements?

  • PLEXIGLAS® MC and G sheet clear and colors meet the requirements of ANSI Z97.1 at thicknesses of 0.080" and greater.
  • PLEXIGLAS® sheet is also acceptable for use in Category I or Category II safety glazing applications as defined by the consumer product safety commission in 16 CFR Part 1201.

Discover the building code safety glazing.

What are the IBC sections regarding light diffusing systems?

Light diffusers made exclusively from PLEXIGLAS® acrylic molding resins and PLEXIGLAS® acrylic sheet will meet the IBC criteria under model building compliance when properly installed. Click here for the specific IBC Section details.

What is the New York City "materials and equipment acceptance" code for PLEXIGLAS® acrylic sheet?

PLEXIGLAS® acrylic sheet has been accepted for use under code MEA-107-69-M. Click here for more information.

What are the International Building Code (IBC) CH8 and CH26 requirements for PLEXIGLAS® acrylic sheet?

PLEXIGLAS® MC and PLEXIGLAS® G sheet are exempt from Chapter 8 requirements.Click here for details and the ICC ESR-1653 Evaluation Report.ore information.

Does PLEXIGLAS® SG Plus meet Miami-Dade County thickness requirements?

PLEXIGLAS® SG Plus meets the requirements of Miami Dade County Product Control Division for thicknesses ranging from 0.093" - 0.375". The NOA number is #11-1116.04. Click here to access the Miami-Dade County Notice of Acceptance Letter.

Does PLEXIGLAS® SG Plus meet Florida Building Code thickness requirements?

PLEXIGLAS® SG Plus meets the requirements of the Florida Building Code for thicknesses ranging from 0.093" - 0.375". The File number is FL15786.

Click here to access the Florida Building Code Product Approval Listing.

What are the military specifications for PLEXIGLAS® acrylic sheet?

MIL-PRF-8184F: this specification is for cross-linked cast acrylic sheet. PLEXIGLAS® P55 acrylic sheet currently meets this specification.

MIL-PRF-5425E: this specification is for preshrunk cast acrylic sheet. PLEXIGLAS® II-UVA meets this specification.

Details of military specifications.

Does PLEXIGLAS® G acrylic sheet meet Federal Aviation Association flammability requirements?

PLEXIGLAS® G acrylic sheet in thicknesses – 0.118", 0.236" and 0.472" - pass the requirements for flammability per FAA (FAR) 25.853 Appendix F, Part 1, Paragraphs (a)(1)(iv), Procedure (b)(5), 15 second Horizontal Test [Formaly 25.853 (b-2)]. Click here.

What are the burn specifications for UL-94 material ratings?

Click here for a summary of UL-94 categories.

What are the PLEXIGLAS® acrylic sheet vertical burn testing 
results?

Due to the combustible nature of PLEXIGLAS® acrylic sheet, it is typically not burn tested using vertical burn methods. Horizontal burn methods (such as ASTM D-635) are typically utilized. 

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What is the PLEXIGLAS® acrylic sheet LEED statement?

LEED stands for leadership in energy and environmental design. Altuglas International does not currently publish a LEED statement.

What is the restriction of hazardous substances (RoHS)?

Restriction of hazardous substances (RoHS) is defined in directive 2002/95/EC which concerns restrictions on the use of certain hazardous substances in electric and electronic equipment. RoHS specifically restricts the concentration of the following materials in electric and electronic equipment: lead, mercury, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls (PBB), polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE), other polybrominated compounds present in the product to a level equal to or less than 0.1% by weight. It further restricts the concentration of cadmium present in the product to a level equal to or less than 0.01% by weight.

For an official statement concerning specific PLEXIGLAS® sheet products, please contact sheet technical service.

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