Acrylic sheets have a surface impact resistance nearly ten times higher than glass, providing a higher level of protection against common hazards like footballs and Wii remotes.
- Higher impact resistance than glass
- Gloss finish suitable for a range of applications
- UV resistant
- Highly durable
- Should not be used directly behind a heat source
- Sheet manufacturing process: Extruded
- Supplied with protective film on both sides
Besides its high resilience to trauma, it is also UV resistant and has a 15 to 20-year lifespan outside, especially with minimal protection from the elements.
Extruded acrylic has a bright finish and a consistent thickness, making it ideal for customizing and personalized fabrication. A solvent-based adhesive formulated for this application can bond well with it as well.
It is much easier to mould and reshape extruded acrylic than cast acrylic since its forming temperature is lower. Standard power tools can efficiently cut and drill the material, but caution must be taken to avoid crushing it to the point where it splits.
Coloured acrylic quickly replaces expensive glass as the material of choice for kitchen splashbacks, as it is suitable for many applications. Any kitchen will look great with our extensive colour palette.
Acrylic sheets also have the following characteristics:
- Glass is half its weight
- Sunlight and salt spray are not a problem
- Temperature range of -30°F to 160°F for continuous operation
- Good outdoor weather.
- Easy and cost-effective fabrication
- Fully recyclable
- Excellent surface hardness and durability
- Superb chemical resistance – better than most plastics
- Food safe
- Easy to clean and maintain
Acrylic is also known by the trade names Perspex®, Lucite, Altuglas and Plexiglass.