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American Acrylic Corp.

1964  - 

The American Acrylic Corporation was founded to manufacture attractive reinforced acrylic sheets for lighting and decorative applications. Today, the company continues to manufacture reinforced flat plastic sheets in a compression-molding process where liquid resins and reinforcements are combined and molded into reinforced flat sheets at elevated temperature and pressure. Some of the company's original technology resulted from research and development at the DuPont Company in Wilmington, Delaware. The offices and manufacturing operation were located in East Farmingdale, New York until 1980. The company then moved to larger quarters in West Babylon, New York, and nearly doubled its production capacity. Capacity to manufacture sheets five feet wide was added in 1985.

According to the company website, American Acrylic Corporation today manufactures four distinct product lines:

LUMAsite® Sheets and Diffusers - Reinforced acrylic sheets and diffusers marketed under the LUMAsite™ trade name for construction-related applications, including architectural and display lighting, partitions, translucent glazing panels, illuminated walls, window treatments, and sign backgrounds.

LUMAgard™ Bullet-Resistant (Armor) Sheets - Bullet-resistant fiberglass sheets to defeat most levels of weaponry, including handgun and rifle threat levels. These sheets, marketed under the LUMAgard™ trade name, are used in courthouse and law-enforcement facilities, banks, armored vehicles, and wherever protection is needed. The company also supplies bullet-resistant assemblies.

Transparency Attachment Panels - Reinforced acrylic panels used as an accommodation layer for attachment of aircraft transparencies. These fabric-reinforced acrylic composite panels are used to attach window panels and canopies in winged aircraft and helicopters.

High-Strength Fiberglass Sheets - Fiberglass sheets for shipboard use, water treatment and other industrial applications and corrosion-resistant liner panels.


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