Extruded acrylic sheets can reach almost ten times the impact-resistance of glass, making them less susceptible to breakages by common hazards such as footballs or Wii remotes.
- Higher impact resistance than glass
- Gloss finish suitable for range of applications
- UV resistant
- Highly durable
- Should not be used directly behind heat source
- Sheet manufacturing process: Extruded
- Supplied with protective film on both sides
In addition to its high-tolerance to trauma, it boasts a UV resistance and a 15 to 20 year lifespan when used outside, with very little between it and the elements.
Ideal for a range of applications, extruded acrylic is blessed with a bright finish and a consistent thickness, making it perfectly suited for customisation and personalised fabrication. Additionally, it fuses remarkably well with appropriate solvent based adhesives.
Extruded acrylic has a lower forming temperature than cast acrylic, making it exceedingly easier to mould and reshape when the need arises. The material is easily cut and drilled with common power tools found in the average home, but care must be taken to ensure the material is not pushed too hard as this may result in it splitting.
Suitable for a huge range of applications, coloured acrylic is quickly becoming the prevalent choice of material for kitchen splashbacks rather than the expensive glass alternative. The extensive colour palette we offer is assured to jazz-up any kitchen.
Other features of acrylic sheets include:
- Half the weight of glass
- Unaffected by sun or salt spray
- Temperature range of -30 to 160° F for continuous service
- Good outdoor weathering
- Easy and cost effective fabrication
- Fully recyclable
- Excellent surface hardness and durability
- Superb chemical resistance – better than most plastics
- Food safe
- Easy to clean and maintain
Acrylic is also known by the trade names of Perspex®, Lucite, Altuglas and Plexiglass.