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EDGE-LIT TECHNOLOGY PLEXIGLAS®

Elf Atochem North America, Inc. offers Plexiglas® ELiT edge-lit acrylic sheet. The new acrylic sheet makes possible slim, attractive, lightweight, and economical signs and displays, avoiding bulky light boxes and display cases. The sheet, which comes in a standard 10-mm thickness, may be curved at a minimum 20-inch radius to hug columns or other curved profiles.

The edge-lit acrylic sheet is specially formulated for edge lighting on one or two sides, using florescent tubes. Made with a patented process, the sheet contains a proprietary additive that scatters light introduced at its edges so that it diffuses evenly through the display surfaces.

Edge-lit technology creates bright and evenly lit display panels in frames as slim as 1.5-inch thick.

Graphics can appear on one or both surfaces. In single-surface display applications, the Plexiglas ELiT sheet used with a white backing material reflects light to the other surface. In double-sided displays, each display surface contains the graphic. Material for the graphic can be paper, polyester, or vinyl. The display size determines whether lighting is required on one or more edges. De signers can use the sheet off the shelf since custom screened surface prep a rations are unnecessary.

The sheet retains all the mechanical, thermal, fabrication, and weathering properties of original Plexiglas acrylic sheet.

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