Acrylic sheets have been used for a huge range of applications since it initially came on the market in 1933. Coloured acrylic (also known as Perspex) is especially popular for kitchen splashbacks, often in the place of an expensive glass alternative. Our range of cast acrylic is available in a variety of vibrant colours, which are guaranteed to liven up any kitchen.
One of the other key attributes that have made cast acrylic so successful is its weight when compared to alternative materials, such as glass. Cast acrylic is half the weight of glass, but is also more durable and resistant to impacts, reducing the likelihood of breakage from falls or forceful impacts. Other key features include:
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Coloured acrylic sheet is a lightweight and strong material with a superb aesthetic which is suitable for a variety of uses including:
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Reviewed by Anonymous on 08 May 2012
Good quality and excellent price
Reviewed by Elated of Eltham on 31 Mar 2012
Looks fantastic. Can't wait to see the kitchen all finished.
My friend spent thousands on glass and this is just as good looking and effective for a fraction of the cost. My builder was amazed at ...
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Reviewed by Anonymous on 07 Mar 2012
Looked around for a while before choosing Cut Plastic Sheeting.
Very impressed with the service and delivery.
Fantastic price,bought a Green 600x600 and a Pink 600x600, both at less than half the...
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|£20 - £30||£8.33||£10.00|
|£30 - £80||£7.68||£9.22|
|£80 - £120||£9.88||£11.86|
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Orders are delivered via a next day service and we aim to dispatch all orders within 48 hrs, 80% of our orders are currently being delivered within 3 working days from ordering. However during busy periods, or if the product is out of stock, we may dispatch within three to four working days from when we receive your order. 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 call us on 01752 897921 for more information.
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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.
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If you require your order to be sent to an address different to the billing address you may do this during the checkout process.
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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 however there is a minimum order charge of £50.
Q. Is acrylic sheeting suitable for use as a splashback behind a hob or oven?
A: No. Temperatures of over 60°C will affect acrylic, so it is not suitable for use in close proximity to heatsources. A popular solution is to protect the acrylic splashback directly behind the heat source with a sheet of toughened glass.
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|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
|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
Poisson’s ratio µƅ (dilation steel of 5% per min; up to 2% dilation; at 23oC)
|Resistance to puck impact from thickness (Test Certificate No. from FMPA Stuttgart)||-||similar to DIN 18032, part 3|
|Sound velocity (at room temperature)||2700 ... 2800 m/s||-|
|Weight sounded reduction index Rw at thickness:
|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|
|Volume resistivity ρD||
|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
|DIN VDE 0303, Part 4|
Dissipation factor tan δ at 50 Hz
at 0.1 MHz
|DIN VDE 0303, Part 4|
||600||DIN VDE 0303, Part 1|
Coefficient of linear thermal expansion α for 0…50oC
7 . 10-5 (0.07)
|Possible expansion due to heat and moisture||5 mm/m||-|
|Thermal conductivity λ||0.19 W/mK||DIN 52612|
U-value, for thickness:
|Specific heat c||1.47 J/gK||-|
Max. surface temperature (IR radiator)
|Max. permanent service temperature||80||-|
|Reverse forming temperature||>80; >80; >90oC||-|
|Ignition temperature||425oC||DIN 51794|
|Smoke gas volume||very little||
|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
|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|
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