Dekker Design - Frequently Asked Questions

Question:

What is the difference between Plexiglas and Lucite?

Answer:

Both Plexiglas and Lucite are brand names for acrylic material. Plexiglas is manufactured by Rohm & Haas Company. Lucite is manufactured by ICI Corporation.

Question:

What is Lexan?

Answer:

Lexan is an unbreakable plastic material manufactured by General Electric. Polycarbonate is the generic name for Lexan.

Question:

How do I care for acrylic material?

Answer:

Use a cleaner free of alcohol and ammonia to clean acrylic. Do not use any solvent-based cleaning fluids on acrylic. Solvents will cause acrylic to develop micro cracks over time called "crazing". Always use a clean, soft cotton towel. Never use a paper towel on acrylic; it will scratch the material.

Question:

What size materials can Dekker Design provide?

Answer:

Dekker Design can provide sheets from 1/32 to 4 inches thick, and rods and tubes from 1/8 to 18 inches in diameter. Sizes outside of these ranges may be available by special order.

Question:

What is used to bond acrylic material?

Answer:

Special glues for bonding acrylic material are available from Dekker Design. Super glue will not work.

Question:

What is the maximum bendable sheet thickness of plastic?

Answer:

Dekker Design can bend plastic up to 1 inch thick.

Question:

Where is Dekker Design located?

Answer:

Dekker Design is located at 21701 Plummer Street, Chatsworth, California, approximately 35 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. Get a map. (Google Maps)

Question:

Who do I contact to find out about doing business with Dekker Design?

Answer:

We welcome your inquiries. Please contact us today at 818.718.2032 or email us to find out what our team can do for you.



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