Clear Perspex Acrylic

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Our most popular clear material, Perspex acrylic is ideal as a cheaper, safer and lighter replacement for glass.

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Standard Sheet

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Specify your corner radii in mm.
We will assume the orientation of your sheet matches the diagram below. To leave a corner square enter a value of 0.

Please note, there is not a standard radius. If you are unsure, we would recommend that the radius is equal to the sheet thickness. I.e. 3mm thick material would have a 3mm radius corner.

Rounded edges box

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NB Drawing is not to scale.

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This feature gives you the ability to have your sheet pre-drilled with four holes (one in each corner) for easy mounting.

For panels with a longest side of over 1000mm we recommend two extra holes for wall mounting to reduce flex. These will be placed half way along the longest side at no extra charge. If you require these extra holes please specify in the special instructions at the checkout.

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Drill location square
Specify your location for these holes by entering a value in mm for the distance between the edge of the sheet and the center of the hole as shown in the diagram by x or y.
Sheet Cost: £14.95 Inc. VAT
£12.46 Excl. VAT
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Circular Sheets

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Sheet Cost: £14.95 Inc. VAT
£12.46 Excl. VAT
Excl. Cutting Cost: £10.95 per unique size
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Custom Shapes

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Size information: The size of your shape is defined by the height. Proportions will always remain the same as shown in the diagram to the left.
Sheet Cost: £14.95 Inc. VAT
£12.46 Excl. VAT
Excl. Cutting Cost: £10.95 per unique size
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Clear Perspex extruded acrylic is a versatile plastic sheet which is ideal for general fabrication purposes. As a cheaper alternative to cast acrylic, extruded acrylic Perspex sheet is lightweight, impact resistant and easy to work with.

Key Features:

  • Lightweight and impact resistant
  • Uniform thickness and smooth finish
  • Better impact resistance than glass
  • Strong and durable
  • Chemical resistant
  • Easy to clean
  • Low moisture absorption rate
  • 10 year outdoor guarantee
  • Up to 92% light transmission - higher than most traditional types of glass
  • Sheet manufacturing process: Extruded 
  • Supplied with protective film on both sides

Unlike Cast Acrylic, Extruded Acrylic sheets are manufactured by extruding the resin over a production line which offers a uniform thickness and an excellent surface finish. A superb replacement for glass in a number of applications, Extruded Acrylic is as much as ten times more resistant to impact than glass and has excellent UV stability.

This makes it a popular choice of material for replacement greenhouse panels and secondary glazing, where it can offer 15-20 years of flawless service in all weathers. It performs well wherever a strong, lightweight and shatterproof material is required – particularly in environments where safety is a concern.

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

In addition to its strength, the versatility of Extruded Acrylic is further broadened by its light weight, resistance to chemicals and a low moisture absorption rate which makes it suitable for food contact and for use in hygienic environments.

It is easily maintained and can be cleaned with a soft cloth and a little soap and warm water.

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

Applications

  • Shed window replacement
  • Greenhouse panel replacement
  • Secondary glazing
  • Light fittings
  • Partition walls
  • Light domes
  • Surface protection
  • Door glazing
  • Store displays
  • Shop fittings
  • Advertising media
  • Skylights
  • Roofing

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Reviewed by Anonymous on 22 Dec 2016

first class product

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Fab product

Reviewed by ldjp74 on 17 Nov 2016

Everything exactly as ordered. Simple to use website, very user friendly.

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Sideboard top

Reviewed by Anonymous on 09 Nov 2016

Thank you for this excellent product, 3.00 mm with polished edges is perfect to protect my new sideboard. Just need to remember not to use harsh sprays for cleaning.

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Excellent

Reviewed by Valts on 30 Oct 2016

Excellent product, brilliant service, amazing prices

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Great quality

Reviewed by Jennifer on 24 Oct 2016

Excellent quality, quick shipping and delivery, very pleased with all communications

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extra glazing

Reviewed by Anonymous on 20 Oct 2016

I was very pleased with the ordering and delivery of the cut to size plastic. The plastic was very well packaged and arrived with no damage, in fact it took some effort to unpack it.

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Koko's flooring

Reviewed by Anonymous on 06 Oct 2016

Koko is a friends forty year old parrot.Unfortunately the bottom of his cage was suffering from wear after many years of wear and tear and needed replacement. It was decided that perhaps PERSPEX ...
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Delivery Rates

Standard UK Mainland

Delivery Service        Est. Delivery Time Cost (exVAT) Cost (incVAT)
Economy 5 - 7 working days £9.89 £11.87
Standard 3 - 4 working days £15.95 £19.14
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 £100

*For orders placed before 12pm. For orders placed after 12pm 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 897921 or [email protected] 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 then the earliest available date will be 4 working days from the current date. If your order is placed after 12pm 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 897921 or [email protected] 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.

Q. Is there a difference between Perspex, Plexiglas or other acrylic brands?

A: No, there is no discernible difference between these brands or any other brand that produces acrylic.

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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

72 MPa

35 MPa

ISO 527-2/1B/5
Elongation at break εB 4.5 % ISO 527-2 1B/5
Nominal elongation at break εtB                                                        - % ISO 527-2/1B/50
Flexural strength σЬB, Standard test specimen (80x10x4mm3 105 MPa ISO 178 (5mm/min)
Compressive yield stress σdF 103 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

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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) 12mm (46/900 550) 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

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Optical Properties    
Transmittance ƬD65 ~92% DIN 5036, Part 3
UV transmission no; yes  -
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 5.1013 ohm 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

3.7

2.8

DIN VDE 0303, Part 4 

Dissipation factor tan δ at 50 Hz

     at 0.1 MHz

0.06

0.03

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 150...160oC  -

Max. surface temperature (IR radiator)

180  -
Max. permanent service temperature 70  -
Reverse forming temperature >80; >80oC  -
Ignition temperature 430oC 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 103oC ISO 306, Method B 50

Heat deflection temperature under load (HDT)

a) deflection 1.8 MPa

b) deflection 0.45 MPa

 

95oC

100oC

ISO 75
Behaviour Towards Water    

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

38mg 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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Design & Fabrication

Despite our name, at Cut Plastic Sheeting we can do much more than just cut to size sheets.

We also offer a bespoke design and fabrication service for plastic sheets to cater for almost any idea you can think of.

We have access to some of the UK's leading plastic engineers and designers to bring your project to life and our highly adaptable team can cater for all projects no matter how big or small.

Here are some of the services we offer:

  • CNC laser cutting
  • CNC routing
  • Laser engraving
  • Diamond polishing
  • Digital printing
  • Drilling
  • Heat bending

Please get in touch to discuss your requirements.

email: [email protected]

phone: 01752 897921