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Engineering Plastics | Acrylic

Supplier: Ballarat Engineering Plastics

Acrylic is commonly known as Perspexor “Plexiglas”, clear acrylic sheet was first developed in the 1930’s and is one of the most commonly used and versatile plastic sheeting materials in the world today.


Engineering Plastics | Acrylic

Clear acrylic sheets are strong, lightweight, glass - like plastic with excellent outdoor weatherability and optical clarity. Seventeen times stronger than glass, at half the weight, clear acrylic sheets are a safer option as there is less change of breakage.

Not only is acrylic sheet a sound , durable option, it is also 100% recyclable and suitable for food contact. Acrylic sheets offer unrivalled versatility and is easy to fabricate, glue and bend without the need for specialised tooling.

There are two basic types of acrylic sheets, and the manufacturing process result in products with differences in properties and performance.

Cell cast acrylic sheets have exceptionally high quality with excellent technical properties and high strength. Easy to handle, machine and fabricate.

Extruded acrylic sheets have improved vacuum formability, and is ideal for applications where complex shapes are required.

Key Features and Benefits of Cast Acrylic Sheets:

  • Outstanding outdoor weatherability and UV Resistance
  • Exceptionally long lifespan
  • Optically clear - High light transmission
  • Good acoustic properties
  • Excellent surface hardness and durability
  • Lightweight – less than half the weight of an equivalent piece of glass
  • 17 times stronger than glass
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Suitable for food contact

Applications for Cast Acrylic Sheets:

  • Point of Purchase / Retail / Exhibition Displays
  • Shop fitting / Shelving
  • Framing / Model Making
  • Signage

Architectural Applications

  • Glazing
  • Parts for the medical industry
  • Light fittings or roof lighting
  • Screens / Partitions