Medical Technology · Lab Technology · Analytical Technology
transparent PLEXIGLAS® (acrylic glass, PMMA) is an exceptionally well known material that was introduced, considering, for example, a test tube stand. But today, the applications go way beyond that. The spectrum ranges from machined flow blocks (also for analysis technology and environmental technology), protective hoods for lab devices up to and including complex manifolds. Complete analytical devices made of PLEXIGLAS® / acrylic glass, which permit visible process flows boasting convenient handling and a low device weight, are such an example.
High-quality, transparent design is the trend for industrial functional parts. It permits visual and process monitoring combined with the desired requirements such as appearance, hygiene, corporate design, miniaturisation and ergonomics.
The unending range of possible applications make these transparent materials ideal when it comes to increasingly high profile applications. PLEXIGLAS® / acrylic glass / PMMA / sheets, blocks, tubes and rods are available as semi-finished products, which can be further processed into high-performance drawing-based parts for industrial applications by means of machining, hot forming and a variety of adhesive methods.
For applications requiring improved chemical resistance, there are special PLEXIGLAS® types with a higher degree of cross-linking. If needed, solid, transparent blocks are available for withstanding higher pressures or vacuum applications.
These channel plates, also known as manifolds, offer the user an economical solution for fluid technology. As a decade-long supplier for industry, HECKER® specialises in manufacturing those very complex milled parts/adherends from transparent PLEXIGLAS® / acrylic glass as an innovative transparent solution that is as clear as glass. This concerns highly sophisticated multi-layer transparent composites made of transparent PLEXIGLAS® / acrylic glass– sheets with structural thicknesses of 12 mm to 70 mm with channels and drill holes.