Acrylic Rod in All Forms

Round, Triangle, Square, Hexagon, semicircular Acrylic Rod

Top Supplier of Acrylic/Plexiglass Rods

Acrylic Rod is an excellent plastic rod, manufactured by extrusion or casting process, which is also called as “Plexiglass rod” or “Lucite rod“. It is a common substitute for the glass rod as it is crystal clear, lighter weight, more shatter-resistant, and easy to be bonded, fabricated, formed or CNC turned. Otherwise, acrylic rods can be clear, colored, fluorescent, and custom colors. The cross-section could be round, triangle, square, hexagon, semicircular, and custom shapes.

As a flexible plastic rod, the acrylic rod offers 15 times of impact strength more than the equivalent glass rod but half weight. Meantime, it has superior chemical resistance, UV resistance, and weather ability, therefore, the acrylic rod is suitable for both indoor and outdoor applications, for example, staircase banister spindle, light guide rods, acrylic curtain rods, acrylic dowel, acrylic drapery rod, and acrylic furniture, etc.

UVACRYLIC is a top supplier of acrylic/plexiglass rods in China. With more than 15 years of experience in this field, we provide standard products with diameters from 2mm to 400mm. Normally, we have enough stock of standard rods for fast delivery. Meantime, we provide colored acrylic rods and custom acrylic rods, such as triangle, square, hexagon, semicircular, or other custom shapes, the length can be customized. UVACRYLIC also provides machining services according to clients’ requirements, for example, Cutting to Size, CNC turning, Bonding, Polishing Surface, Thread Tapping, etc.

Plexiglass/Acrylic Rod Details

Product Range

ItemModelColor OptionsDimension Range
Round Plexiglass RodUVACR-ROTransparent, Translucent, OpaqueDiameter: From 2mm to 400mm
Equilateral Triangle RodUVACR-ETRTransparent, Translucent, OpaqueEdge Length: From 10mm to 50mm
Right Triangle RodUVACR-RTRTransparent, Translucent, OpaqueAltitude/base edge length: From 3mm to 50mm
Square Plexiglass RodUVACR-SQTransparent, Translucent, OpaqueEdge Length: From 8mm to 160mm
Hexagon Plexiglass RodUVACR-HETransparent, Translucent, OpaqueDiagonal Length: From 15mm to 50mm
Semicircle Acrylic RodUVACR-SETransparent, Translucent, OpaqueDiameter: From 10mm to 60mm
Custom Plexiglass RodUVACR-CUTransparent, Translucent, OpaqueAccording to clients’ requirement

Dimension of Acrylic Rods

Dimension In MillimeterDimension In InchRound Rod
Equilateral Triangle Rod
Right Triangle Rod
Square Rod
Hexagon Rod
Semicircle Acrylic Rod
2mm3/64 in
4mm5/32 in
6mm15/64 in
8mm5/16 in
10mm25/64 in
12mm15/32 in
15mm19/32 in
18mm23/32 in
20mm25/32 in
25mm1 in
30mm1-1/4 in
50mm2 in
100mm4 in
150mm6 in
200mm8 in
250mm10 in
300mm12 in
350mm14 in

What You Need To Know About Acrylic Rod

  • Standard Length is 0.5m, 1m, 2m in Metric System;
  • Standard Length is 8″, 12″, 24″, 48″, 96″ in British System;
  • Custom Length is available;
  • Custom machining service is available;

Physical Properties

Density (clear arcylic)g/cm^31.19
Tensile StrengthMpa>70
Charpy impact strength (unnotched)KJ/m^2>13
Tension Modulus of ElasticityMpa>3000
Tensile Strain at break%>4
Flexural strengthMpa100 to 115
Charpy impact strength (unnotched)kj/m^2>17
Vicat softening temperature°C>105
Dimensional change on heating (shrinkage)%<2.5
Total luminous transmittace%>90
Rockwell hardness 100 to 115
Linear expansion coefficientK^ -17×10^-5
Temperature of deflection under load°C95 to 100
Light transmittance%>90

Machining Service

With more than 15 years of experience in machining acrylic, UVACRYLIC provides integrated machining solutions for custom acrylic. Today, we have grown to be the top OEM factory of acrylic-based products.

The common machining acrylic methods include cutting, polishing, bending, gluing, coating, CNC Machining, Printing, Drape forming, Injection Molding, Blow Molding, etc.

From common machining, methods, our engineers always find the right solution for all acrylic-based products.

Typical Applications of Acrylic Rod

Main Benefits Of Acrylic Rods

  • Acrylic Rods are 15 times stronger than glass rods, but half weight;
  • With wide options in colors, easy to make an eye-catching appearance;
  • Superior UV resistance and weather ability and can be used indoor and outdoor;
  • Diameter is up to 600mm;
  • Custom length is available;
  • Can be used as light guide rods;
  • Acrylic Rod is a great plastic rod, that offers better design flexibility;
  • Easy to be bonged, formed or CNC turned, polished, threaded tapping.
  • Machining Acrylic Rod is available;
  • Custom shapes are available, such as triangle, square, hexagon, semicircular;
  • Enough stock of standard acrylic rods for fast delivery;

100% Environment-Friendly PMMA Material

Purchased From Lucite And MITSUBISHI Company Directly

REACH Testing Report

  • Substances in the Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) for authorization published by the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) by SGS;
  • Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) identified by the notification of WTO;

RoHS Testing Report

  • According to RoHS Directive (EU) 2015/863 amending Annex II to Directive 2011/65/EU;

Frequently Asked Questions

The standard length is 2 meters, but we can provide custom lengths according to the client’s requirement.

Yes, UVACRYLIC provides machining services, including bending, tapping, drilling holes, and OEM service for plexiglass rods.

Acrylic rods can be cut by yourself, but you need to use different tools for acrylic rods with different diameters, it is also related to length, please see the following suggestions:

Otherwise, we can help to cut, bend, drill, tapping for all acrylic rods

ModelProduct NameDiameterSuggested ToolPolish Process
UVACR-RORound Plexiglass RodFrom 2mm to 10mmHand SawYes
UVACR-RORound Plexiglass RodFrom 12mm to 100mmSmall LatheYes
UVACR-RORound Plexiglass RodFrom 110mm to 200mmMiddle LatheYes
UVACR-RORound Plexiglass RodFrom 210mm to 400mmLarge LatheYes
UVACR-TRTriangle Plexiglass RodAll DiametersHand Saw, Bench Saw, and LatheYes
UVACR-SQSquare Plexiglass RodAll DiametersHand Saw, Bench Saw, and LatheYes
UVACR-HEHexagon Plexiglass RodAll DiametersHand Saw, Bench Saw, and LatheYes

Plexiglass rods can be used widely for many applications, for example, acrylic furniture, curtain holder, POP sign holders, crystal chandeliers, Interior decoration, etc.

The plexiglass rod is made of high-quality PMMA resin, which is the best alternative to glass rod but the plexiglass rod is more than 10 times stronger than the glass rod, but only half-weight of the glass rod.

There are three methods to manufacture PMMA rods, please check the following list:

1.Extruded MethodHeating and melting PMMA resin to the thick liquid, and extrude it to a circular hollow mold with a certain diameter, reducing the temperature when the thick liquid goes through the circular hollow mold.
2.Cast MethodFilling liquid PMMA raw material to a mould, keep the temperature for a certain period of time in hot water, then drying it.
3. Cutting MethodCutting acrylic block into a small piece, then CNC Machining this small piece to the acrylic rod, this method is for small quantity.

No, but the parent company-UVPLASTIC, provides polycarbonate rods.


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