Clear High Impact Acrylic Sheet is a good choice where increased resistance to blows and impact are important. These clear acrylic sheets are seven times more impact resistant than ordinary acrylic and as much as 70 times stronger than glass. Ideal for a wide range of applications where increased durability is important.
- Highly impact resistant – more than normal acrylic and glass
- Excellent optical clarity – better than polycarbonate or PETG
- Good protective material
- Better scratch resistance than PETG or polycarbonate
- Strong and durable
- Suitable for edge polishing
- Supplied with protective film on both sides
Impact Modified acrylic is produced by adding elastomers to the material before extrusion. These additions make the material more impact-resistant, but also slightly reduce the surface hardness and optical clarity. Varying degrees of impact modification is possible however 45% is most commonly used. It is available cut to size and shape with various thicknesses – please contact our sales team if you would like a quote for volume orders.
Please Note: This special-purpose acrylic is ideal for screening windows liable to accidental damage and can be used to screen balconies and to provide protection against sports (eg golf and football). It is also relatively vandal proof so is a good choice where this sort of damage might occur.
1. What makes a Clear High Impact Acrylic Sheet different from standard acrylic?
Clear high-impact acrylic Sheets are modified with elastomers during the extrusion process, making them up to seven times more impact-resistant than regular acrylic and about 70 times stronger than glass. This makes them an ideal choice for applications requiring increased durability and resistance to impacts.
2. How does the optical clarity of this acrylic compare to other materials like polycarbonate or PETG?
This high-impact acrylic offers excellent optical clarity that is superior to materials like polycarbonate and PETG. It provides a clear and unobstructed view, making it an ideal material for various applications where visual quality is crucial.
3. Can this acrylic be used for protective purposes?
Yes, its high impact resistance makes it a preferred material for protective barriers or shields. It’s often used in settings like balconies, screening windows susceptible to accidental damage, and sports enclosures to protect against stray balls in games like golf and football.
4. What about scratch resistance?
Our Clear High Impact Acrylic Sheet boasts better scratch resistance than PETG or polycarbonate. However, it is worth noting that adding elastomers to make the sheet more impact-resistant does slightly reduce its surface hardness.
5. Is the material machinable?
Yes, this acrylic sheet is machinable. It can be cut, drilled, and shaped as per your specific requirements. It’s also suitable for edge polishing, offering a smooth, clean finish.
6. Is this product vandal-proof?
While no material is completely vandal-proof, the high impact resistance of this acrylic sheet makes it a tough opponent against vandalism. It’s an excellent choice for environments where such damage is a concern.
7. What thicknesses are available?
The acrylic sheet comes in various thicknesses and can be custom-cut to your desired size and shape. If you’re interested in volume orders or bespoke sizes, please contact our sales team for a quote.
8. Is there a protective film on the acrylic sheet?
Yes, each sheet is supplied with a protective film on both sides to ensure it reaches you in optimal condition.