Acrylic - Perspex can be supplied in many colours and finishes. Clear acrylics - perspex are by far the most popular, however, also available is a full range of colours and tints in solid and semi opaque. Also available are anti reflective finishes, frosted and pigmented fluorescent. Acrylics - Perspex can also be sold with a silicate green edge to give a plate glass effect.
Extruded - the most cost effective solution. Cast - The best mechanical properties for machining and optical clarity. Impact modified - For increased strength. Acrylic - Perspex can be ordered in a wide range of thicknesses from 2mm up to 30mm.
Half the weight of glass
Impact resistant Unaffected by sun or salt spray
Temperature range of -30 to 160° F for continuous service
Good outdoor weathering
Clear sheet optical clarity better than that of glass
Easy and cost effective fabrication
Excellent surface hardness and durability
Superb chemical resistance - better than most plastics
Easy to clean and maintain
Polycarbonate - 200 times stronger than glass, used for machine guards, safety enclosures and IP65 rated fire proof components
PVC - Flexible material and very cost effective, used for ticketing and card channels
PETG - Good for machine guarding and fabrications requiring strength characteristics
ABS - Cost effective
HIPS - Cost effective and low weight
Acrylic is sometimes known by its brand names such as Perspex or Plexigas. Both of these brands are top quality meterials. Renowned for long life, durability, and an optical quality that is better than glass.
To ensure decades of service, always clean acrylic with soapy water using a soft cloth. Do not use spirit based cleaners. (Use 2 drops of washing up liquid in each litre of water).