Clear Cast Perspex® Acrylic Sheet
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Width: 1189mm Height: 841mm
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Width: 420mm Height: 297mm
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Width: 1220mm Height: 2440mm
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We have the knowledge, experience and technology to offer a bespoke design and fabrication service for plastic sheets to cater for almost any idea you can think of.

Please provide as much information on your size and design requirements and we will get back to you with a no obligation quote within 2 working days. You may also upload up to 5 files containing sketches or technical drawings to assist our designers with providing an accurate quote.

Here are some of the services we offer:

  • Cut outs for sockets
  • CNC laser cutting
  • Laser engraving
  • Diamond polishing
  • Digital printing
  • Drilling
  • Heat bending

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Description

Cast acrylic offers the best optical clarity and is often the acrylic of choice for high quality display products which require machining.

Key Features:

  • Optically clearer than glass
  • Suitable for indoor and outdoor use
  • High impact resistance
  • Uniform thickness
  • Strong and lightweight
  • Up to 92% light transmission - higher than most traditional types of glass.
  • 10 year outdoor guarantee
  • Supplied with protective film on both sides

As the name suggests, Cast Acrylic is formed by casting acrylic resin into a flat mould which gives it the advantages of a very consistent mechanical structure, a hard surface and great thermal stability. All of these benefits make it a terrifically versatile material suitable for indoor and outdoor applications, where it offers high impact resistance and fantastic optical clarity.

Additionally, Cast Acrylic is ideal for complex machining processes and it can be easily and cost-effectively fabricated. The casting process makes this plastic less uniform in thickness than extruded materials, with a maximum variation of +/-10% across a sheet.

Acrylic sheet, which is also known by the trademarks of Perspex® or Plexiglass, is a perfect alternative to glass where a strong, lightweight and shatterproof material is required, or where safety may be a concern. It is more transparent than glass, admitting as much as 92% of light and remaining perfectly clear even when made as much as 33cm thick. Championed for its aesthetic, Cast Acrylic is suitable for edge polishing and will not yellow or discolour through exposure to sunlight, in fact it will retain its level of light transmission for 30 years.

For this reason Acrylic is a popular choice for a number of commercial uses including:

  • Aquariums
  • Partition doors
  • Glazing
  • Furniture
  • Retail displays
  • Boat windows
  • Enclosures
  • Picture frames

Further to its remarkable transparency and strength, Cast Acrylic also displays very low water absorption, superb chemical resistance and a wide working temperature range of -34oC – 80oC. This makes it great for use in hygienic areas where it may be repeatedly cleaned, and it is also approved for food contact.

Please Note: Our current machines work to a tolerance of +/- 1mm. Please enter your requirements to the nearest whole mm.

Clear acrylic is also known by the trade names of Perspex®, Lucite, Altuglas and Plexiglass.

Applications

Applications for clear cast acrylic include:

  • Partition doors
  • Glass work
  • Skylights
  • Vaults
  • Handrails
  • Enclosures
  • Solariums
  • Window Sills
  • Point of sale displays
  • Security
  • Furniture
  • Boat windows
  • Signs
  • Sanitary furnishings
  • Gifts
  • Projection screens

Customer Reviews 4.8 5 4.8/5 Based on 13 reviews Show all reviews

4

Perfect for the job Reviewed by

From the ordering to delivery the process of the purchase has been easy. The quality of the sheets is perfect for the job. I found it helpful having the big sticker on the side of the parcel to check for damage, didn't feel bad scrutinising the box. We have railings around a flight of stairs going downstairs, with a little one rumbling around we didn't want him falling or getting stuck. With these sheets we can protect our little one, and not lose any light in the stairwell - can hardly see it's there! Thank you for a fast efficient service.

5

Roofing for a garden Gazebo Reviewed by

Perfectly cut to size and easy to work with. Very efficient service and delivery. We'll be ordering the other 3 panels shortly! Great Company.

5

Great quality Reviewed by

Bought for an archival framing project. The clarity and stability is superb. Arrived promptly, precisely cut, and very well packaged. Highly recommended.

5

Good stuff Reviewed by

I can't fault this clear cast acrylic sheeting - used as secondary double glazing throughout our house (with magnetic tape holding it in place) it does a great job and appears optically unnoticeable. Delivery arrived four days after ordering, very well packaged.

4

C Clay Reviewed by

When packed correctly this product is excellent as is customer service.

Delivery Rates

Standard UK Mainland

Delivery Service        Est. Delivery Time Cost (exVAT) Cost (incVAT)
Economy 5 - 7 working days £11.39 £13.69
Standard 3 - 4 working days £16.95 £20.34
Express 1 - 2 working days* £29.85 £35.82
Nominated (Mon-Fri) N/A £20.00 £24.00
Nominated (Sat) N/A £25.00 £30.00
FREE ECONOMY DELIVERY ON ALL ORDERS OVER £200

*For orders placed before 12pm (Midday). For orders placed after 12pm (Midday) this service is 2 - 3 working days.

Please note some postcodes e.g. Scottish Islands, Isle of Wight may incur excess shipping charges, we reserve the right to request this from our customers before shipment. If you do not want to incur this additional cost you may cancel your order and obtain a full refund.

All delivery deadlines are subject to stock availability - in the unlikely event that we cannot meet your delivery expectations we will contact you immediately to make alternative arrangements. If you are unhappy with what we can offer then you are entitled to a full refund no questions asked.

How quickly will my order arrive?

We now offer several delivery services to best suit our customers needs. Please see the shipping rates table for estimated delivery times associated with each service.

We are very proud of our excellent customer service so if you have a deadline, or require your order delivered to a non-mainland UK address which may take slightly longer, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01752 917434 or info@cutplasticsheeting.co.uk for more information.

Nominated Delivery (request a delivery date)

Our nominated delivery service allows you to specify a day which your order is delivered on. Simply select nominated delivery in the checkout and then choose the date most convenient for you.

If your order is placed before 12pm (Midday) then the earliest available date will be 4 working days from the current date. If your order is placed after 12pm (Midday) then the earliest available date will be 5 working days from the current date.

Sundays and Bank Holidays are not available for nominated delivery. Currently nominated delivery is only available for UK mainland addresses only.

How can I track the status of my order?

We pride ourselves on great customer service and communication – during the order process you will receive several emails to keep you up to date with the status of your order and also when it has been dispatched. If you require extra information please contact our customer support team on 01752 917434 or info@cutplasticsheeting.co.uk. Please include your full name and order number in all communications with us.

Packaging information

We have an excellent relationship with our courier service and all orders are meticulously packed using a variety of materials to ensure the sheets arrive in excellent condition. Where necessary, larger sheets may be shipped on a pallet(s) to guarantee against breakage.

Delivery to alternate address

If you require your order to be sent to an address different to the billing address you may do this during the checkout process.

Collecting orders in person

If you wish to collect your order in person please select 'collect in person' from the delivery options in the checkout. All orders collected in person will not incur any delivery charges.

Q: Is clear acrylic/perspex suitable for secondary glazing?

A: Yes, it is a perfect material for this task. The benefits of secondary glazing include increased thermal and sound insulation as well as extra security. Acrylic’s light weight and flexibility make it very easy to install DIY and the extremely high light translucence means there will be no noticable reduction in light entering the room. For extra security you may want to consider using polycarbonate sheeting which is roughly 30 times stronger than acrylic.

Q. Is Perspex acrylic heat resistant?

A: No, acrylic is not heat-resistant.

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Technical Specifications     
Mechanical Properties Cast Acrylic   Test Standard 
Density ρ 1.19 g/cm3 ISO 1183
Impact Strength acU (Charpy) 15 KJ/m2

ISO 179/lfu no break

Notched Impact Strength acN (lzod) 1.6 KJ/m2 ISO 180/1 A
Notched Impact Strength acN (Charpy) - KJ/m2 ISO 179/1eA 

Tensile Strength σM

a) -40oC

b) 23oC

c) 70oC

 

110 MPa

80 MPa

40 MPa

ISO 527-2/1B/5
Elongation at break εB 5.5 % ISO 527-2 1B/5
Nominal elongation at break εtB                                                        - % ISO 527-2/1B/50
Flexural strength σЬB, Standard test specimen (80x10x4mm3 115 MPa ISO 178 (5mm/min)
Compressive yield stress σdF 110 MPa ISO 604
Max. safety stress σmax. (up to 40oC) 5 ... 10 MPa  -
Modulus of elasticity Et (short-term value) 3300 MPa ISO 527-2/1B/1
Min. cold bending radius 330 x thickness  -
Dynamic shear modulus G at approx.  10Hz 1700 MPa ISO 537
Indentation hardness H961/30 175 MPa

ISO 2039-1 120; 100

Abrasion resistance in Taber abrader test )100 rev.; 5.4 N; CS-10F) 20 ... 30 %haze ISO 9352

Coefficient of friction µ

a) plastic/plastic

b) plastic/steel

c) steel/plastic

 

0.8

0.5

0.45

 -

Poisson’s ratio µƅ (dilation steel of 5% per min; up to 2% dilation; at 23oC)

0.37 ISO 527-1
Resistance to puck impact from thickness (Test Certificate No. from FMPA Stuttgart)  - similar to DIN 18032, part 3 
Acoustical Properties
 
Sound velocity (at room temperature) 2700 ... 2800 m/s  -
Weight sounded reduction index Rw at thickness:

4mm

6mm

10mm

 

26dB

30dB

32dB

 -
Optical Properties    
Transmittance ƬD65 ~92% DIN 5036, Part 3
UV transmission no; no; no  -
Reflection loss the visible range (for each surface) 4%  -
Total energy transmittance g 85% DIN EN 410
Adsorption in the visible range < 0.05%  -
Refractive index nD20 1.491 ISO 489
Electrical Properties    
Volume resistivity ρD

>1015 ohm.cm

DIN VDE 0303, Part 3
Surface resistivity ROA 5.1013ohm DIN VDE 0303, Part 3
Dielectric strength Ed (1mm specimen thickness) ~30 kV/mm DIN VDE 0303, Part 2

Dielectric constant ε at 50 Hz

    at 0.1 MHz

3.6

2.7

DIN VDE 0303, Part 4 

Dissipation factor tan δ at 50 Hz

     at 0.1 MHz

0.06

0.02

DIN VDE 0303, Part 4 
Tracking, CTI-Value
600 DIN VDE 0303, Part 1
Thermal properties    

Coefficient of linear thermal expansion α for 0…50oC

7 . 10-5 (0.07)

DIN 53752-A
Possible expansion due to heat and moisture 5 mm/m  -
Thermal conductivity λ 0.19 W/mK DIN 52612

U-value, for thickness:

1mm

3mm

5mm

10mm

 

5.8oC

5.6oC

5.3oC

4.4oC

DIN 4701
Specific heat c 1.47 J/gK  -
Forming temperature 160...175oC  -

Max. surface temperature (IR radiator)

200  -
Max. permanent service temperature 80  -
Reverse forming temperature >80; >80; >90oC  -
Ignition temperature 425oC DIN 51794
Smoke gas volume very little

DIN 4102

Smoke gas toxicity non DIN 53436
Smoke gas corrosiveness non  
Fire rating class B 2, normally flammable DIN 4102
  Class 3 BS 476, Part 7 + 6 
  TP(b) BS 2782, Method 508A
  M4 NF P 92 501 + 92 505
Vicat softening temperature 115oC ISO 306, Method B 50

Heat deflection temperature under load (HDT)

a) deflection 1.8 MPa

b) deflection 0.45 MPa

 

105; 105; 107oC

113; 113; 115oC

ISO 75
Behaviour Towards Water    

Water absorption (24hrs, 23oC) from dry state; specimen 60 x 60 x 2mm3

41mg ISO 62, Method 1
Max. weight gain during immersion 2.1% ISO 62, Method 1

Permeability to

water vapour

N2

O2

CO2

air

 

2.3 . 10-10 g cm/cm2 h Pa

4.5 . 10-15 g cm/cm2 h Pa

2.0 . 10-14 g cm/cm2 h Pa

1.1 . 10-13 g cm/cm2 h Pa

8.3 . 10-15 g cm/cm2 h Pa

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