Static Dissipative Acrylic Data Sheet

Static Dissipative Acrylic Data Sheet – ESD/Cleanroom Propertiesacrylic desiccator storage cabinets
TDI Static Dissipative Desiccators & Gloveboxes

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.
  • The surface resistivity of 106 – 108 ohms per square. Provides ESD control in a wide range of applications.
  • Permanence in static dissipation performance. Avoids high maintenance cost of periodic application of temporary topical anti-stats.
  • Amine free, humidity independent and does not outgas under normal operating conditions.
  • Excellent optical properties. C-300 surface provides excellent clarity for optimum use of available light.
  • Superior chemical resistance. Reduces risk of solvent and chemical damage to the static dissipative surface.

PRECAUTIONS:

  1. Acrylic plastic is a combustive thermoplastic. Avoid exposure to flame and excessive heat.  Observe fire precautions appropriate for comparable forms of wood and paper.
  2. Clean with soap and water. Do not use abrasives. Avoid inappropriate contact with solvents.
Static Dissipative Acrylic for ESD and Cleanroom Applications
Typical Physical Properties (Typical but not Guaranteed for 0.25-inch Material)
PROPERTY TEST METHOD UNITS AC-300 ACRYLIC
PHYSICAL
Specific Gravity ASTM D-792  – 1.19
Pencil Hardness ASTM D-3363 Hardness Scale 5H
MECHANICAL
Tensile Strength
Ultimate ASTM D-638 psi 10,000
Elongation ASTM D-638 % 4.5
Tensile Modulus ASTM D-638 psi 400,000
Flexural Strength ASTM D-790 psi 16,500
Flexural Modulus ASTM D-790 psi 475,000
Compressive Strength ASTM D-695 psi 18,000
Izod Impact Strength ASTM D-256 ft-lb/inch of notch 0.4
THERMAL
Deflection Temperature (264 psi Load) ASTM D-648 F 205
Vicat Softening Point ASTM D1525 F 239
Maximum Continuous Service Temperature  – F 170
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion ASTM D-696 in/in/F 4.0 x 10
Coefficient of Thermal Conductivity Cenco-Fitch BTU/hr-fz F/in 1.3
FLAMMABILITY
Horizontal Burn (Flame Spread) ASTM D-635 in/min 1.1
UL Rating UL Classification UL94 94HB
OPTICAL
3mm Transparent Clear
Transmittance – Total
ASTM D-1003 % 9
Haze ASTM D-1003 % 94HB
ELECTRICAL
Surface Resistivity ASTM D-257 ohms/sq. 106-108
Electrostatic Decay FTS 101C, Method 4046.1 sec 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 D-543
(Samples immersed in the specified chemicals for 24 hours at room temperature and visually examined.)
CHEMICAL SURFACE ATTACK VISUAL EVALUATION
De-Ionized 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 Hazy
Ethanol None Clear
Isopropyl Alcohol None Clear
Acetone Severe Pitting Clear
Methylene Chloride Sample Dissolved Sample Dissolved