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Acrylic sheets have become a popular choice for plastic sheets due to their remarkable properties. With exceptional clarity, boasting a light transmittance of up to 92%, acrylic sheets are a durable and cost-effective alternative to traditional glass. In fact, they are 30 times stronger than glass, yet significantly lighter.
Whether you need a substitute for glass in a home or commercial application, acrylic sheets offer a versatile solution. Choose from a range of sizes, thicknesses, and colours to suit your specific needs.
Explore the advantages of acrylic sheets and discover why they are the go-to option for a wide variety of applications.
Acrylic is a versatile material available in a range of thicknesses and colours, with new types and colours being developed by our suppliers regularly. Acrylic sheets come in various thicknesses, including 2 mm, 3 mm, 4 mm, 5 mm, 6 mm, 8 mm, 10 mm, 12 mm, 15 mm, 20 mm, 25 mm, and 30 mm. However, certain variants such as coloured and mirror acrylic sheets are only available in limited thicknesses.
Acrylic sheets are widely known by several names in the market. The most common name is Perspex in the UK and Plexiglass in America.
Our competitors may offer comparable products under different brand names, including Deglas, Versato, Paraglas, Altuglas, Vitredil, Vedril, Oroglas, Lucryl, Ispaglas, Crilux, and Casocryl.
No matter the name, acrylic sheets offer exceptional clarity, strength, and versatility for a wide range of applications.
When it comes to acrylic sheets, there are two main types: cast and extruded. These are also known as GS acrylic (cast) and XT acrylic (extruded).
During production, the liquid acrylic is poured out of the reactor to form sheets. Cast acrylic is poured into a flat sheet, while extruded acrylic is rolled into thinner thicknesses after pouring. This process allows for a larger surface area to be produced using less raw material, resulting in a more cost-effective price point. For this reason, extruded acrylic is sometimes referred to as “budget acrylic.”
While both types of acrylic sheets offer exceptional clarity, strength, and durability, they have different properties that may make one more suitable for your specific application than the other. Consider your needs and consult with an expert to choose the best type of acrylic sheet for your project.
Learn how to clean your acrylic panels properly so you can retain its flawless finish regardless of any wear and tear it may receive.
Getting scratches in your acrylic sometimes can’t be avoided but you can learn how to treat scratches with these useful tips.
Acrylic is a practical material that can be used for many projects. It is easy to work with you can learn to cut it yourself.
Follow these steps and learn how to polish acrylic edges at home to make a smooth finish to your perspex sheet material.
Forgot to request drilled holes and need to do it yourself? Follow these easy steps to do it at home yourself.
At Cut Plastic Sheeting, we offer precision cutting and laser cutting services for acrylic sheets to create letters, acrylic numbers, and acrylic discs with exacting accuracy. Our cutting process is computer-controlled, ensuring consistent, accurate results every time. This allows us to create custom pieces of acrylic in any size or shape, from small letters to large numbers and discs.
We use laser cutting technology to achieve precise cuts and fine details, resulting in a polished finish that is both elegant and professional. Our laser-cutting process also ensures a clean and smooth edge, reducing the need for additional finishing. Whether you need custom acrylic pieces for signage, display, or decorative purposes, our cutting and laser cutting services are a reliable and efficient solution.
At Cut Plastic Sheeting, we understand the importance of safe and efficient delivery for our customers. We offer cut-to-size acrylic sheets, which means that we cater to a wide range of sizes, from small 5cm squares to massive 2-meter by 3-meter panels. This presents some challenges in terms of packaging and shipping. However, we take great care in protecting all the different sheets we ship. Each sheet is packaged with frames and protective bubble wrap to safeguard the edges from chips and smashes, as well as the surfaces from scratches. Depending on the size of the order, we can ship with normal couriers such as DPD or Royal Mail. However, for larger orders, we must ship via pallets and specialised delivery services, which can be more costly as we are purchasing pallet space on a lorry. Our aim is to ensure your acrylic sheet order is delivered safely and in a timely manner, regardless of the size or quantity of your order.
Acrylic is such as versatile material that the potential projects you can do are endless. With various modifications, colours and thicknesses, there will be a material to suit your requirements.
Acrylic sheets can be used as a splashback but we advise a vinyl backing to be applied to reduce the amount of light transmission. For more information and pricing on acrylic splashbacks with vinyl backing, please contact our sales team.
Yes, acrylic is very strong and lightweight, making it perfect for use as secondary glazing. Acrylic of 3mm+ is ideal, but thickness should be increased for larger panels. Please contact us should you need any further advice.
We recommend CT1 Sealant, it is the only product in the market with TRIBRID® Technology, making it 360% stronger than a traditional Hybrid Polymer.
If your sheet is thicker, fine-toothed handsaws are recommended for smaller jobs, the acrylic should be securely clamped and only light pressure applied. Power saws with alternate bevelled teeth are suitable, especially band saws, jig saws and fret saws. Blades designed to cut aluminium or copper are appropriate for use with acrylic. Should you not wish to cut the sheeting yourself, we are happy to cut your plastic sheet at only a small cost.
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