Plaskolite acrylic sheet is designed for easy care and maintenance. Storage and handling requirements are minimal, while cleaning usually requires nothing more than a mild soap solution.
Acrylic sheet is a combustible thermoplastic, it will ignite and burn if placed in open flame or in contact with any other source of ignition. When storing or working with acrylic sheet, please be aware of the thermoplastic properties and consider fire precautions.
Plaskolite acrylic sheet is best stored horizontally, on the supplied flat bulk skids, in a well ventilated, consistent temperature area. Avoid storing acrylic sheet where extreme temperature variations occur, and areas above 100°F. Extreme temperature fluctuations can reform flat sheet as it can expand or contract.
A-frames or special racks can be used to store sheet vertically. Construct the racks allowing the acrylic to lean approximately 10°.
Plaskolite acrylic sheet is covered with a polyethylene film or paper masking for protection during storage and fabrication. Avoid sliding sheets across work surface debris. Chips and dirt can penetrate the masking, scratching the sheet.
When removing the film and/or paper masking from the acrylic, it is best to start at a corner and peel away from the sheet. If removal is difficult, combine 50% rubbing alcohol with water in a squirt bottle; begin spraying at the edges as you pull away from the sheet.
Clean Plaskolite acrylic sheet with a mild soap solution, or a commercially available plastic cleaner, such as Plaskolite Plastic Cleaner, and a lint free cloth. To remove grease, oil, or tar deposits, use hexane or kerosene, followed by a soap solution.
Avoid cleaners containing ammonia or alcohol.
Neutralizing Static Electricity
Plaskolite acrylic sheet can be neutralized with an anti-static cleaner such as Plaskolite Plastic Cleaner, or ionizing air guns, and bars.