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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.
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:
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 for clear cast acrylic include:
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Fab safe glass replacement. Reviewed by Sarahsmillie on 06 Mar 2018
Replaced some very old damaged glass in my retro display unit. Perfect and looks just like glass but so much safer! Prompt delivery. Wel packaged.
Great Service as usual Reviewed by Mwpropmaint on 01 Mar 2018
Product arrived in good time and well packaged.
Perfect for the job Reviewed by Joleen on 27 Jun 2016
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.
Roofing for a garden Gazebo Reviewed by Lorna on 13 Dec 2015
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.
Great quality Reviewed by Paul B on 23 Nov 2015
Bought for an archival framing project. The clarity and stability is superb. Arrived promptly, precisely cut, and very well packaged. Highly recommended.
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Standard UK Mainland
|Delivery Service||Est. Delivery Time||Cost (exVAT)||Cost (incVAT)|
|Economy||5 - 7 working days||£11.39||£13.67|
|Standard||3 - 4 working days||£16.95||£20.34|
|Express||1 - 2 working days*||£29.85||£35.82|
|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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your full name and order number in all communications with us.
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.
|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