Optical Cast Sheet

If optical cast sheet is what you’re looking for, ESP™ has two unique offerings.

PSS-3000 Optical Cast Sheet has the best mix of properties available on the market, inducing optical quality, chemical and abrasion resistance, thermal stability and light weight.

STANDARD SHEET SIZE

(Tolerances: ± 0.1 mm)

Custom sizes up to 960 mm x 480 mm
(37.8” x 18.9”)

STANDARD THICKNESS

(Tolerances: ± 10%)
  • (mm)
  • 0.5
  • 0.7
  • 1.0
  • 1.5
  • 2.0
  • (in)
  • 0.020
  • 0.028
  • 0.039
  • 0.059
  • 0.079
  • (mm)
  • 3.0
  • 4.0
  • 5.0
  • 6.0
  • (in)
  • 0.12
  • 0.16
  • 0.20
  • 0.24

SURFACE FINISHES

Four Surface Finishes Available, One or Two Sides

  • Smooth / Smooth
  • Light Glare Reduction / 135 Gloss Units
  • Medium Glare Reduction / 110 Gloss Units
  • Heavy Glare Reduction / 85 Gloss Units

STANDARD COLORS

  • Clear (Colorless)
  • Neutral Gray
  • Blue
  • Aqua (Blue-Green)
  • Amber
  • Yellow
  • Brown
  • Red
  • Laser Red (650 nm)
  • Laser Red (670 nm)
  • Green
  • IR Transmitting Only

TEST CONDITIONS UNITS STANDARDS PSS-3000
OPTICAL
Luminous Transmittance % 92
Haze % 0.03
Yellowness Index ASTM E313 0.77
Refractive Index, ηe 23°C, 546 nm 1.50
MECHANICAL
Tensile Stress at Break 50% RH / 23°C MPa ASTM D638-08 51
Tensile Elongation at Break 50% RH / 23°C % ASTM D638-08 14
Tensile Modulus 50% RH / 23°C MPa ASTM D638-08 1,582
Tensile Yield Stress 50% RH / 23°C MPa ASTM D638-08 44
Compressive Stress 50% RH / 23°C MPa ASTM D695-02a 58
Compressive Modulus 50% RH / 23°C MPa ASTM D695-02a 1,088
Compressive Yield 50% RH / 23°C MPa ASTM D695-02a 42
Maximum Load 50% RH / 23°C N ASTM D790-07 30
Flexural Stress 50% RH / 23°C MPa ASTM D790-07 91
Flexural Modulus 50% RH / 23°C MPa ASTM D790-07 2,724
Martens Hardness (HM) N/mm2 ISO 14577 103
Pencil Hardness 7.5 N Force ISO 15184 H
Taber Abrasion 500 g, 100 Cycles % D-1044 9.66
Steel Wool Abrasion 200 Cycles, #0000 % 2
Izod Impact – Notched 25°C Ft lb/inch D256 0.2-0.4
Izod Impact – Unnotched 25°C Ft lb/inch D256 2-3
THERMAL
Specific Heat 25°C J / g / °C ASTM E1269 1.30
Thermal Expansion Coefficient μm / (m °C) ASTM E831 100
Heat Distortion Temperature 264 psi °C ASTM D648 55
Glass Transitions Temperature °C ASTM E1356 50
Softening Temperature °C ASTM E1545 >200
FLAMMABILITY
UL 94 Flammability Class 50% RH / 23°C ASTM D3801 / D635-06 HB
Flash Ignition Temperature °C ASTM D1929 376
Self Ignition Temperature °C ASTM D1929 382
ELECTRICAL
Surface Resistivity 50% RH / 23°C, 500 V Ohms ASTM 257-99 28 x 1015
Volume Resistivity 50% RH / 23°C, 500 V Ohms ASTM 257-99 15 x 1015
Dielectric Constant D150
At 100 Hz 4.4
At 1 kHz 4.2
At 1 MHz 3.6
BASIC
Specific Gravity g / cm3 1.31
Water Absorption % 0.7
Oxygen Permeability 0% RH / 23°C cm3 / (100 in2 * day) ASTM D3801 0.1
Water Vapor Transmission Rate 100% RH / 38°C g / (100 in2 * day) ASTM F-1249 0.27S

PSS-1000 Optical Cast Sheet is extremely tough, durable, and can be thermoformed. These materials are colorable and are available in thicknesses of 0.5 – 0.7mm, with widths and lengths up to 3′.

DIMENSIONS AND THICKNESS

2′ x 3′ (889 mm x 610 mm)

  • 1/8″ (3.175 mm)
  • 1/4″ (6.35 mm)
  • 1/2″ (12.7 mm)
  • 3/4″ (19.05 mm)
  • 1″ (25.4 mm)
  • 1-1/4″ (31.75 mm)

15″ x 18″ (390 mm x 450 mm)

  • 0.031″ (0.8 mm)
  • 0.040″ (1.0 mm)
  • 0.051″ (1.3 mm)
  • 0.071″ (1.8 mm)
TEST CONDITIONS UNITS STANDARDS PSS-3000
OPTICAL
Luminous Transmittance % D1003 89
Haze % D1003 0.2
Yellowness Index ASTM E313 1.22
Refractive Index, ηe 23°C, 546 nm 1.54
MECHANICAL
Tensile Modulus 50% RH / 23°C MPa ASTM D638-08 1,655
Flexural Modulus 50% RH / 23°C MPa ASTM D790-07 2132 at 1.0 mm
Impact Resistance
Deflection at Peak Load mm ASTM D3763-10 24.0
Peak Load N ASTM D3763-10 6760
Total Energy J ASTM D3763-10 99.4
Taber Abrasion 500g, 100 cycles % Haze ASTM D 1044-08 27%
THERMAL
Thermal Expansion Coefficient μm / (m °C) ASTM E831 120
Softening Temperature Coefficient °C ASTM E1545 173
Heat Distortion Temperature 264 psi °C 70
UL Flammability Class °C ASTM D3801 V-2
ELECTRICAL
Surface Resistivity 50% RH / 23°C, 500 V Ohms ASTM 257-99 10 x 1015
Volume Resistivity 50% RH / 23°C, 500 V Ohms-cm ASTM 257-99 9 x 1015
BASIC
Specific Gravity g / cm3 1.11
Water Absorption % 0.8 on 1mm