Acrylic sheets are widely used, highly versatile plastics. Acrylic can be used in many applications because of its ability to withstand the elements, its long lifespan, its excellent clarity and because it can be recycled easily. Acrylic sheets are available in many colours, tints and surface textures, including frost and non-reflective.
Acrylic is extensively used for signs, displays, laboratory parts, boat windows, shopfittings, decorations, and glazing. Acrylic sheets can be manufactured cast or extruded. Both methods offer slightly different mechanical qualities.
The high surface quality is achieved by casting against glass. It has long term weather resistance with no colour discoloration allowing 92% transmission of light.
Extruded acrylic has a more consistent thickness than cast acrylic, however it has a limited range of colours and thicknesses.