Better Understanding of Acrylic
Jun. 29, 2021
Acrylic - Perspex can be supplied in many colors and finishes. Clear acrylics - Perspex are by far the most popular, however, also available is a full range of colors 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.
Acrylic can be ordered in several grades including:
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 range of thicknesses from 2mm up to 30mm.
The main advantages include:
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
Food gradable& Easy to clean and maintain