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Acrylic and Perspex

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Acrylic is a plastic material renowned for its strength, stiffness and optical clarity. It comes in a range of vibrant colours and finishes, from 'Perspex' with glass-like transparency, to specialty acrylic sheets that sparkle or glow in the dark!

What is acrylic?

 

Acrylic is one of the most commonly used plastics in plastic fabrication. It was first developed in the 1930s to be used as a lightweight, strong, shatter-proof glass substitute.

 

The chemical name for acrylic is polymethyl methacrylate or (PMMA) and it has many technical advantages over other polymers. Some of these advantages include UV resistance, great weathering properties, excellent light transmission and virtually limitless colour options.

 

As well as coming in sheets of various thicknesses, acrylic is available in rods and tubes, and is known by a number of different brand names, including:

  • Perspex®

  • Plexiglas®

  • Acrylite®

  • Lucite®

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Performance characteristics of acrylic

 

Acrylic's strength and workability make it a good looking, long-lasting material for lots of different projects, especially those exposed to the elements.

  • Strong and stiff

  • Optically clear

  • Easy to fabricate, machine and thermoform

  • Easy to solvent bond

  • Good dimensional stability

  • Good weatherability

Common applications for acrylic and Perspex

  • Indoor and outdoor signage

  • Point-of-sale displays and decorative objects

  • Architectural glazing and skylights

  • Marine windows

  • LED diffusing lighting panels

  • Transportation applications

  • Brochure holders

  • Shelves and retail fixtures

  • Transparent manifolds

  • Frames and display cases

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​Acrylic sheet sizes and thicknesses

 

Acrylic sheets come in a wide range of sheet sizes and thicknesses. The standard sheet size for acrylic is 2440 x 1220 mm. We can also supply oversize sheets up to 3000 x 2000 mm to suit the custom dimensions of your job.  

 

Cast acrylic plastic sheets can be supplied in thicknesses ranging from 1 mm to 50 mm, depending on supplier availability. 

We usually have a wide range of thicknesses in stock. Feel welcome to drop in to our Arundel factory or phone in advance to check our stock levels.

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Perspex cut to size

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Custom acrylic signs

Our custom signs are perfect for any size business, including retail outlets, shopping centres, restaurants, hotels and cafés. 

Laser etched
acrylic

Discover why acrylic is ideal for etching and engraving and the wide range of effects we can create from a simple sheet of plastic. 

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