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AC-300™ Cast Acrylic for Cleanroom Construction

Description
StatiCon® Glazing is a family of transparent plastic sheet products designed to control static electricity in cleanroom construction applications. AC-300™ Cast Acrylic, a member of this family, is a premium quality cast acrylic sheet which has been coated with SciCron Technologies proprietary, clear, C-300™ static dissipative coating. This unique technology prevents charge generation on the sheet surfaces, thereby controlling particulate attraction and pre-venting electrostatic discharge (ESD) events. This performance is permanent and totally independent of humidity. AC-300 Cast Acrylic offers the cleanroom builder exceptional design versatility since it fabricates simply with field tools, has fifteen times greater impact resistance than tempered glass, is less than half the weight of glass for the same thickness sheet, and is available in large sheet sizes. It also exhibits excellent optical properties, chemical resistance, surface hardness and mar resistance.

Applications
AC-300 Cast Acrylic resists tribocharging under all circumstances and cannot generate a charge when properly grounded. This makes it ideal for use in manufacturing and assembly operations for charge sensitive electronic components where it can help prevent both immediate and latent ESD caused defects. Since it resists charge build-up it does not attract contaminants, so it can also help prevent contamination-related rejects in ultra-clean manufacturing operations. Consequently, it is suitable for use in cleanrooms for the semiconductor, electronic, micro-manufacturing, pharmaceutical, and bio-medical industries. Applications include; perimeter windows, transparent room partitions, light weight floor-to-ceiling window walls, laminar flow air containment screens, mini-environment glazing panels, pass-thru modules, equipment enclosures, and desiccator cabinets.

Fabrication
AC-300 Cast Acrylic is easily fabricated into flat surface configurations using the same equipment and fabrication techniques generally employed with uncoated acrylic sheet products. It should not be used for heat formed bent configurations since the hard, cured C-300 surface is not designed for heat bending. For more information on fabrication, refer to SciCron Technologies Technical Information Bulletin No. SP-01.
Features and Benefits
  • Cannot be tribocharged when properly grounded
    Prevents build-up of static charge and accumulation of harmful contamination.
  • Electrostatic decay in less than 0.05 second per Federal Test Standard 101C, Method 4046.1
    Results in rapid static dissipation without arcing.
  • Surface resistivity of 106 - 108 ohms per square
    Provides for ESD control without the need for ionization.
  • Permanence in static dissipation performance
    Avoids cost of application of temporary topical anti-stats.
  • Humidity independent static charge control
    Avoids inconvenience of maintaining high levels of humidity and damage caused by such humidity.
  • Advanced technology, uniform surface treatment
    Avoids conductive discontinuities (charged "hot spots") often found with non-uniform temporary topical anti-stats.
  • Superior optical properties
    C-300 surfaced, premium quality cast acrylic means virtually distortion-free, high clarity glazing.
  • Superior fabrication characteristics
    Superior physical and mechanical properties of cast acrylic result in simplified fabrication and installation.
  • Inherently light weight material with large sheet sizes
    Allows much greater design and installation flexibility than heavy, fragile, conventional glazing.
  • Hard, mar resistant, durable surface
    C-300 surface reduces risk of mechanical surface damage.
  • Superior chemical resistance
    Reduces risk of solvent or chemical surface damage.

Availability
AC-300 Cast Acrylic is available in clear and a variety of standard transparent colors including tints which filter wave-lengths that can interfere with photolithographic operations. It is offered in cell cast and continuously cast versions.

Note: Cell cast is a premium form of acrylic plastic but it has a wider thickness variation than extruded acrylic.  Therefore, extruded material should be specified if a narrow thickness tolerance range is required.

Standard Dimensions (Nominal)
Thickness: 3mm (1/8"), 4.5mm (3/16"), 6mm (1/4"), 9mm (3/8"), 12mm (1/2") - Note: 9mm and 12mm - cell cast only.
Standard Sheet Size: 48" x 96" - Other sizes and thick-nesses, including oversize sheets, available upon request.

Made in USA
Typical Physical Properties  (Typical but not guaranteed values for 0.25 inch material)

Property Test Method Units AC-300 Cast Acrylic
Physical
Specific Gravity
ASTM D792
--
1.19
Mechanical
Tensile Strength
  Ultimate
  Elongation
Tensile Modulus
Flexural Strength
Flexural Modulus
Compressive Strength
Izod Impact Strength (milled notch)
ASTM D638
ASTM D638
ASTM D638
ASTM D790
ASTM D790
ASTM D695
ASTM D256
psi
%
psi
psi
psi
psi
ft-lb/inch of notch
10,000
4.2
400,000
16,500
475,000
18,000
0.4
Thermal
Deflection Temperature (264 psi load)
Vicat Softening Point
Maximum Continuous Service Temperature
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion
Coefficient of Thermal Conductivity
ASTM D648
ASTM D1525
--
ASTM D696
Cenco-Fitch
°F
°F
°F
in/in/°F
BTU•in/hr•ft2•°F
210
239
180
3.5 x 10-5
1.3
Flammability
Horizontal Burn (Flame Spread)
UL 94 Rating
ASTM D635
UL 94
in/min
UL Classification
1.1
HB
Optical
3mm Transparent Clear Transmittance - Total
Haze
ASTM D1003
ASTM D1003
%
%
80
Less than 5.0
Electrical
Surface Resistivity
Surface Resistance
Electrostatic Decay

ASTM D257
EOS/ESD S11.11
FTS 101C,
Method 4046.1*
ohms/sq
ohms
sec

106 - 108
105 - 107
Less than 0.05

* Federal Test Standard 101C, Method 4046.1 as described in EIA-541, Appendix F, Measurement of Electrostatic Decay Properties of Dissipative Planar Materials


Chemical Resistance ASTM D543


Samples immersed in the specified chemicals for 24 hours at room temperature and visually examined.

Chemical Surface Attack Visual Evaluation
Deionized Water None Clear
30% Sodium Hydroxide None Clear
30% Sulfuric Acid None Clear
30% Nitric Acid Slight Pitting Clear
48% Hydrofluoric Acid Severe Attack White, Rubbery
Methanol Slight Pitting Clear
Ethanol None Clear
Isopropyl Alcohol None Clear
Acetone Severe Pitting Coating Clear-Plastic Attacked

Light Transmission
Spectral Analysis



Precautions:
  1. Acrylic plastic is a combustible thermoplastic. Avoid exposure to flame and excessive heat. Observe fire precautions appropriate for comparable forms of wood and paper.
  2. For building applications, comply with applicable code regulations.
  3. Clean with soap and water. Do not use abrasives. Avoid inappropriate contact with solvents.

SC AC-300-8 4/18


The information and statements contained herein are believed to be accurate, however, users should perform their own testing and verification to determine the durability, applicability and suitability of the products for their own purposes. NOTHING CONTAINED HEREIN SHALL BE CONSTRUED AS A REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED.  IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE HEREBY EXCLUDED. While SciCron Technologies’ surface is more mar resistant than the original substrate, the term Permanent or Permanence is not intended as a guarantee of durability in any particular application. It is used to distinguish SciCron Technologies’ surface from topical anti-stats which must be reapplied on a regular basis. All sales are subject to SciCron’s standard terms and conditions of sale, which can be found at:  http://www.sctech.com/termscon