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LUMAsite®

Acrylic-modified FRP sheets exhibit near-clear translucency, weatherable beauty, and shatterproof toughness. The Crystal II glazing panels, "Diamond Design" metal embedments, and graphic embedment signage are acrylic-modified FRP.

Fiberglass-reinforced sheets made with pure acrylic resin exhibit more diffusion than acrylic-modified FRP. In unpigmented varieties, the fiberglass reinforcement appears as a web of silken threads, softly diffusing transmitted light. Tinted and pigmented colors (translucent or opaque) are also offered.

Reinforced Acrylic Varieties

LUMAsite® sheets and diffusers combine the beauty of acrylic with the strength of fiberglass. Random glass fibers and acrylic are cast together, yielding a sheet material with an incomparable combination of desirable properties including toughness, rigidity, weatherability, and low thermal expansion.

In some varieties, the random glass fibers contribute remarkable beauty. In other varieties, the glass fibers are invisible. Whites and most standard colors look like ordinary acrylic. The shatterproof toughness of LUMAsite® sheets and diffusers is not apparent, but it's there when needed.

FROST-SOS is a light-diffusing panel with an exotic "silken cobweb" effect. As a lighting diffuser or as a light- transmitting architectural panel, Frost-SOS combines striking aesthetics and soft diffusion of light. This effect is also available in delicate tints (Sky-SOS, Jade-SOS).

PARCHMENT-SOS is a light-diffusing panel with a subtle "Shoji" effect. As a lighting diffuser or translucent architectural panel, Parchment-SOS combines a clean white appearance and high light transmission.

RICE-SOS is a light-diffusing panel with a subtle "Shoji" effect. Often used in oriental decor, fixtures, and interior treatments, Rice-SOS panels combine an off-white rice paper appearance and medium-high light transmission. Like all LUMAsite® sheet varieties, Rice-SOS panels exhibit excellent durability, and are easily cleaned with detergent and water.

WHITE VARIETIES -LUMAsite® sheets are available in four standard white varieties.

WHITE 1000-505 is an opalescent, translucent white. Used as a lighting or glazing panel, White 1000-808 casts diffused, glare-free light. White 1000-808 is also used as a sign background where maximum light-trans- mission is desired.

WHITE 1020 is a translucent sign white commonly used as a background for signs illuminated with high-output fluorescent lamps. White 1020 illuminates evenly, minimizing "hot spots".

Figure 1 is a table of available colors. - top


White 1020
Parchment-SOS
Yellow 02037
Coco Reed
Jade - SOS

Frost-SOS

White 1000-SOS
Crystal II-POS
Rice-SOS
Ivory 02146

Sky - SOS

Crystal II

Structural Sheets and Diffusers - top

WHITE 2020 offers similar diffusion in thinner gauge (.045" and .060") for smaller signs, displays, and illuminated advertising panels.

WHITE 1040 is a bright white opaque panel suitable for sign and architectural applications. White 1040 panels are available smooth both sides or pebbled on one side (refer to White 1040-POS).

STANDARD COLORS -LUMAsite® panels are available in eleven standard colors, including translucent and opaque varieties. Custom colors are also available.

FLAMMABILITY -LUMAsite® sheets are combustible. Fire precautions similar to those appropriate for wood based sheet products should be observed.

LUMAsite® general purpose reinforced acrylic sheets incorporate fiberglass reinforcement and acrylic polymer. The general purpose material in 1/B-inch thickness classifies as a CC 2 material, which means that it exhibits a burning rate of less than 21/2-inches per minute when tested by the ASTM 0-635 method.

Some varieties of LUMAsite® sheets can be supplied in fire-retardant versions. The Frost-SOS and White 1000- SOS varieties are available in a type FR version that classifies as a CC 1 material, which means that it self- extinguishes when tested by the ASTM 0-635 method. Other fire retardant versions can be supplied on a custom basis, including type FRM which falls into a Class C category (NFPA 255). - top

LIGHT TRANSMISSIONS for lighting/architectural varieties:

Thickness 0.045 0.060 0.090 0.125 0.150 0.180 0.250

FROST-SOS

Parchment-SOS

82

80

71

76

70

72

68

69

64

59

Rice-SOS

White 1000-SOS

71

72

70

65

62

61

58

55

49

42

Sky-SOS

Jade-SOS

 

52

62

46

55

41

48

     

LIGHT TRANSMISSIONS for sign background, lightbox, and EXIT varieties:

Thickness

0.040

0.060

0.100

0.125

0.150

White 1020

White 2020

Ivory 02146

Yellow 02037

Red 315

 

42

 

 

 

46

39

50

40

12

35

 

42

32

8

30

 

39

26

7

24

 

 

 

 

EXIT Red

Exit Green

19

26

18

 

 

 

 


Color

Description

Thickness range for typical application

Glazing

Lighting

Partitions,Fascia

Signs

Crystal II

Crystal II-SOS

Crystal II-POS+

Near-Clear

Lightly Frosted

Diffused

.060-.125

.060-.125

.060-.125

 

.060-.125

.060-.125

.060-.125

.060-.125

.060-.125

.060-.125

DD3448

"Diamond Design" metal embedment, (large diamond opening)

.125

 

.125

 

Coco Reed

Kane

Rattan

Medium-brown cane-like embedment

Natural cane-like embedment

Deep two-tone cane-like embedment

 

 

.125

.125

.125

 

Frost-SOS*

Parchment-SOS*

Rice-SOS*

"Silken cobweb" effect, high trans.

Gentle "Shoji" effect, high trans. white

Gently "Shoji" effect, med-high trans off-white

.060-.250

.060-.250

 

.060-.125

.045-.125

.045-.125

 

.045-.125

.060-.250

.060-.250

 

.060-.125

 

Sky-SOS*

Jade SOS*

Pale blue "Shoji" effect

Pale green "Shoji" effect

 

.045-.090

.045-.090

.060-.125

.060-.125

 

White 1000-SOS*

White 1020

White 2020

High diffusion, opalescent

Sign white, translucent

Display white, translucent

.060-.125

.060-.125

.045-.150

.060-.250

.060-.125

 

.060-.150

.045-.060

White 1040

White 1040-POS+

Porcelain white, opaque

Opaque white, pebbled

 

 

.060-.125

.060-.125

.060-.150

Ivory 02146-SOS*

Yellow 02037

Creamy white, translucent

Bright yellow, translucent

 

 

 

.060-.150

.060-.150

Orange 02119

Red 315

Blue 02051

Bright orange, translucent

Fire-engine red, translucent

Medium blue, translucent

 

 

 

.060-.150

.060-.150

.060-.150

Blue 2114

Green 02030

Black 02025

Dark blue, translucent

Medium green, translucent

Black, opaque

 

 

 

.060-.150

.060-.150

.060-.150

Brown 240-SOS*

Brown 239-SOS*

Chocolate brown, opaque

Dark brown, opaque

 

 

 

.060-.150

.060-.150

EXIT Red

EXIT Green

Hi-Lite red, efficient

Light emerald, efficient

 

.045-.090

.045-.090

 

.060-.090

.060-.090

* SOS     indicates matte finish one side

+ POS     indicates lightly pebbled texture one side


Sheet Sizes - top
All standard colors, except "Diamond Design" varieties, are manufactured in the following sheet sizes (minimum order quantities may apply):

48" x 72"
48" x 96"
48" x 120"
36" x 96"
36" x 120"

The Following sheet sizes are available in White 1020, Yellow 02037, and Ivory 02146 only:

60" x 96"
60" x 120"
60" x 144"
48" x 144"

Physical Properties - top

Flexural Strength

22,000 psi

Flexural Modulus

1,000,000 psi

Tensile Strength

14,000 psi

Compressive Strength

25,000 psi

Impact Str. Izod, notched

6 ft.-lbs/in.

Coeff. of Expansion

0.00002 in./in.°F


EXIT Diffusers and Face Panels
EXIT Red, also referred to as "Hi-Lite Red", is a translucent red diffusing panel intended for EXIT fixtures with stencil face-plates.  EXIT green, also referred to as "Lite Emerald", is a translucent green panel for stencil fixtures. These panels have very high light transmission, and at the same time, sufficient diffusion to mask the light source and minimize "hot spots".

Translucent face panels complete with EXIT graphics (including choice of arrow configurations) are manufactured in 6-inch and 8-inch letter height. The face panels are manufactured by the embedment process also described in this literature. Near-clear Crystal II sheets are acrylic-modified FRP panels that exhibit shatterproof toughness and outdoor durability.

 

Crystal II panels are used in glazing applications requiring high light transmission and superior impact strength.  Panels are available with micro grain gloss, matte, and pebbled surfaces.  The standard micro grain gloss is a medium-reflectivity smooth glossy surface that contributes less diffusion than the matte or pebbled surfaces.

 

Crystal II panels are also used as translucent backgrounds for illuminated signs.  Crystal II panels can be decorated on the first or second surface, using vinyl film, paint, or screen-printing methods.

Flexural Strength

20,000 psi

Flexural Modulus

1,200,000 psi

Tensile Strength

15,000 psi

Compressive Strength

22,000 psi

Impact Str.,Izod, Notched*

10 ft- lbs/in.

Burning Rate* (ASTM D635)

0.79 in./min.

*Impact strength and burning-rate are for 0.100" thickness.

Standard Thicknesses for Crystal II Panels - top

Thickness

Weight (per square foot)

.060

7.5 ounces

.090

11.5 ounces

.125

15.0 ounces

.150

18.0 ounces


Near Clear and Embedment Panels
Diamond Design panels are manufactured by casting flattened expanded aluminum into near-clear acrylic modified FRP, resulting in panels with maximum toughness, rigidity, and resistance to penetration.

The diamond-shaped openings in the embedded metal form an attractive, open pattern that allows generous passage of light.  DD3448 incorporates metal with a large diamond pattern (opening size is approximately 3/16" x 3/8").

Diamond Design panels are an excellent choice for security glazing and sidelight panels in frequently vandalized locations, school and gymnasium glazing, and in partition applications where the attractive diamond pattern is desired. - top

Designation Appearance Surface Finish

Crystal II

Crystal II-SOS

Crystal II-POS

Near-clear

Lightly frosted

Diffused

Gloss Both Sides

Matte One Side

Lightly Pebbled One Side

DD1645

 

DD3448

 

Metal embedment, small opening

Metal embedment, large opening.

Gloss Both Sides

 

Gloss Both Sides

 

DD3448B

 

Metal embedment, large opening, blue tint

Gloss Both Sides

 


Other meshes, fabrics, and graphic substrates also can be cast into near-clear FRP.

Graphic Embedments are manufactured by casting an image-bearing  paper-like substrate into acrylic modified FRP.  (The image is usually screen-printed onto the substrate before it is cast into an FRP panel.)  Once cast into fiberglass, the resulting graphic panel exhibits excellent toughness, durability, and vandal-resistance.  Common applications include industrial and safety signage, transit and directional signs, and interpretive panels for parks, zoos, and museums.


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