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The Ultimate FAQ Guide to Acrylic Sheets
Acrylic sheets are made of acrylic resins and usually prepared by cast polymerization or extrusion. T
They are easy to use and durable, which makes it a popular material for many uses including signs, displays, and lighting.
If you’re considering using acrylic sheets, you’ve come to the right place.
This ultimate guide lists out all the common and frequently asked questions related to acrylic sheets.
- What Are The Different Types Of Acrylic Sheets?
- What Is The Difference Between An Acrylic Sheet And A Polycarbonate Sheet?
- What Is The Difference Between Perspex And Acrylic?
- What Is The Difference Between Cast And Extruded Acrylic?
- What Are The Benefits Of Acrylic Sheets?
- How Do Acrylic Sheets Compare To Glass?
- How Strong Are Acrylic Sheets Compared To Other Plastics?
- What Is The Difference Between Acrylic Sheet And Plexiglass?
- Will Acrylic Sheets Burn If A Flame Is Pressed Against It?
- How Weather Resistant Are Acrylic Sheets?
- Will Acrylic Sheets Yellow Over Time?
- Are Acrylic Sheets As Transparent As Glass?
- What Are Acrylic Sheets Typically Used For?
- How Scratch-Resistant Are Acrylic Sheets?
- Can You Glue Edges Of Flame-Polished Acrylic Sheet?
- How Much Weight Can An Acrylic Sheet Hold?
- Can Acrylic Sheets be Cut with a Laser?
- Do Acrylic Sheets Need To Be Polished?
- What Are The Different Edges Available For Acrylic Sheets?
- What is Acrylic Thermoforming?
- What Are The Different Types Of Thermoforming?
- Can Screen Printing Be Done On Acrylic Sheets?
- What Is The Best Way To Do Screen Printing For Acrylic Sheets?
- How Are Acrylic Sheets Bonded Together?
What Are The Different Types Of Acrylic Sheets?
- Clear acrylic sheet
Clear Acrylic Sheet
Clear acrylic sheets are the most common forms of acrylic.
The size of the sheets can be easily fitted to custom specifications, including with lengths from 4 feet to 12.5 feet, widths of 3 feet to 10 feet and thicknesses ranging from 4” to 1/25”.
2. White acrylic sheet
White Acrylic Sheet
White acrylic sheets are often used for products with unusual dimensions and when an opaque material is required.
There are also acrylics that start as being black in colour but turn white under LED lighting.
2. Coloured acrylic sheet
Coloured Acrylic Sheet
Many colours can be chosen for coloured acrylic sheets to enhance the aesthetic of your products.
Fluorescent acrylic sheets are also available which glow in the light.
4. Mirrored acrylic sheet
Mirrored acrylic sheet
Mirrored acrylic sheets have a resistant and reflective surface, while offering the strength and durability of acrylic.
5. Light diffusing acrylic sheet
Light Diffusing Acrylic Sheet
This acrylic sheet prevents visible hot spots and luminance fluctuations for backlit signs.
6. Solar tinted acrylic sheet
Solar Tinted Acrylic Sheet
Solar tinted acrylic sheets protect products from fading under harsh ultraviolet rays without surface peeling or bubbling.
7. Non-glare acrylic sheet
Non-glare Acrylic Sheet
Non-glare acrylic sheets reduce glare to allow shoppers to observe display items clearly.
8. Anti-static acrylic sheet
Anti-static acrylic sheet has transparent coating that prevents static electricity from forming that will harm electrical components.
9. Abrasion resistant acrylic sheet
Abrasion Resistant Acrylic
Abrasion resistant acrylic sheets prevent scuffing and scratching. They are also resistant to chemicals.
10. Impact modified acrylic sheet
Impact Resistant Acrylic
Impact modified acrylic sheets have impact resistance similar to polycarbonate sheets, while retaining the affordability, optical clarity and weather-resistance of acrylic sheets.
11. Lucite block acrylic sheet
Lucite Block Acrylic
Lucite block acrylic sheets allow LED lights to be embedded into the material for an evenly diffused glow for lighting projects.
No matter the light source, colour can be constantly transmitted.
12. Textured acrylic sheet
The textured acrylic sheet has strength and is used for partitions to allow privacy without affecting the transmission of light.
What Is The Difference Between An Acrylic Sheet And A Polycarbonate Sheet?
Acrylic is light, strong and flexible.
It is cheaper, easier to machine and form, and can be polished to a smooth finish.
It transmits more light (96%) and can be polished to a smooth finish.
It is a shiny material and generally available in a range of colours.
Polycarbonate is heavier, slightly pricier and scratches more easily.
It is almost impossible to break as it has 30x the strength of acrylic.
It transmits less light (88%) and resists cracking and chips.
It is also resistant to corrosion and will not crack with drilling.
Polycarbonate can also be formed without heating.
However, it will yellow over time unless it is coated with a UV resistant layer.
It has low flammability unlike acrylic.
What Is The Difference Between Perspex And Acrylic?
Perspex is a brand name and the material is exactly the same as acrylic.
Both are made out of polymethyl methacrylate.
What Is The Difference Between Cast And Extruded Acrylic?
Cast vs Extruded Acrylic
Cast and extruded acrylic are manufactured differently.
Casting involves pouring unreacted acrylic between two glass panes.
Upon completion of the reaction, the acrylic is cured and the glass is separated from the acrylic.
It is a more time-intensive and labour-intensive process and hence more expensive.
However, cast acrylic is more durable.
Extrusion involves heating acrylic monomers and feeding them through barrels where the chemical process
It is a cheaper process with more stable thickness across sheets.
It is also easier to laser cut, rout and polish.
Cast acrylic is better for machining as it is less likely to bend, chip or melt.
It has a harder surface with fewer impurities in its surface as it is formed in a closed area during casting.
It is lightweight and rigid with low water absorption. It is limited in thickness.
It has outstanding resistance to long-term sun exposure and weathering and is also more resistant to chemicals.
Extruded acrylic has more tolerances in terms of thickness.
It is softer, meaning it is less scratch-resistant and it can have impurities in its surface.
It is also easier to cement or thermoform due to its lower melting point.
Clear acrylic up to 2mm is usually extruded, while clear acrylic 15mm or thicker is usually produced through casting.
Coloured acrylic is usually made through casting.
The tolerance on cast acrylic can be up to 10% and +-0.4mm across the sheet, while the tolerance on extruded acrylic is +-5%.
What Are The Benefits Of Acrylic Sheets?
- Easy to fabricate and easy to shape
When heated to 100 degrees Fahrenheit, acrylic can be easily molded into shapes such as tubes, figurines, bottles and picture frames.
- Lighter than glass
Acrylic weighs 50% less than glass. Hence, acrylic can be used in skylights without adding too much weight to the roof of a house, in artificial nails and in dentures.
- Stronger than glass
Acrylic sheets are stronger than glass with an impact resistance 6x – 17x greater than regular glass.
They are lso highly transparent and do not yellow with age, retaining their optical clarity.
- Easy to maintain
Acrylic sheets are also easy to maintain as acrylic retains its colour even with exposure with sunlight.
It is also resistant to weathering.
How Do Acrylic Sheets Compare To Glass?
Acrylic vs Glass
Acrylic sheets are more impact-resistant and can take 6x – 17x more impact than ordinary glass.
They also carry 30x the weight of glass with the same thickness.
Acrylic weighs 50% less than glass.
Acrylic sheets do not shatter, and break into large, dull-edged pieces.
Acrylic is easier to fabricate and form after heating.
Glass cannot be easily processed via sawing, milling and bending.
Acrylic has a softer reflection of light than glass.
Acrylic insulates better than glass.
How Strong Are Acrylic Sheets Compared To Other Plastics?
Polycarbonate sheets and PETG/PET sheets are stronger than acrylic sheets.
PETG is 5x to 7x stronger than acrylic sheets and more resistant against impact.
Acrylic is more flexible and bends easily but it is not as strong as PETG.
It is easier to break acrylic sheets compared to PETG.
Polycarbonate is 25x stronger than acrylic and is used where strength is a top priority.
It is also stronger than PETG.
Polycarbonate is used as bullet-resistant windows or for high-heat applications for this reason.
What Is The Difference Between Acrylic Sheet And Plexiglass?
Plexiglass is anothername for clear acrylic sheets and is an example of a trade name (Plexiglas) that has become a generic name for acrylic.
Acrylic sheets are manufactured using extrusion or cell casting.
Plexiglass is only manufactured using cell casting.
Will Acrylic Sheets Burn If A Flame Is Pressed Against It?
Yes, acrylic sheets will ignite and burn if placed in an open flame.
How Weather Resistant Are Acrylic Sheets?
Acrylic sheets are extremely weather resistant and can last for years in outdoor exposure.
Will Acrylic Sheets Yellow Over Time?
No, they will not. Acrylic sheets can inherently resist yellowing from the sun.
Are Acrylic Sheets As Transparent As Glass?
Yes, colourless acrylic transmits 92% of white light which is the highest possible.
Glass transmits 90% of light.
What Are Acrylic Sheets Typically Used For?
- Picture frames
- Point-of-purchase displays
- Eyeglass lenses
- Motorcycle helmet visors
- Helicopter and submarine windows
- Light fixtures
How Scratch-Resistant Are Acrylic Sheets?
Acrylic sheets can scratch easily, but there are acrylic sheets with abrasion resistant coating that will help reduce scratches.
Can You Glue Edges Of Flame-Polished Acrylic Sheet?
No, there will be small cracks as heat is used to flame the edges.
How Much Weight Can An Acrylic Sheet Hold?
Acrylic sheets can hold up to 30 times more weight than a glass sheet of the same thickness.
However, it will bend as acrylic is flexible.
Can Acrylic Sheets be Cut with a Laser?
Yes, they can and there are laser cutting capabilities available for acrylic sheets.
The laser can produce a smooth and flame-polished edge when the acrylic sheet is laser cut depending on the acrylic.
Extruded acrylic will have a flame-polished edge when it is laser cut.
Do Acrylic Sheets Need To Be Polished?
For items that do not have the edges exposed, the acrylic sheets do not need to be polished.
However, if a finer and finished look is required for the border of the sheet, polishing is required as acrylic sheets normally have rough edges when they are mechanically cut.
What Are The Different Edges Available For Acrylic Sheets?
There are polished or bevel edges available.
By default, the acrylic sheet has a saw cut edge when it is cut and is a matte edge.
Saw Edged Plastic
- Diamond polished edges
They have a shiny luster and the process of polishing involves diamonds rotating at high speed over the surface.
Buffing is done afterwards to give it an even more polished finish.
Diamond Polished Edges
- Hand polished edges
They are done by milling the edges to remove saw cuts and sanding through sandpaper.
Afterwards, the edges are buffed with a cutting polish and a fine polish.
- Flame polished edges
These edges have been milled with a flame passed over them to a high luster.
- Full beveled edges
These edges slope downwards and are used to soften the edges for safety, to increase resistance to wear or for aesthetics.
- Roundover edges
These are smooth curved edges that stop halfway down the edge.
These edges are commonly used for tables or cabinet doors.
- Bullnose edges
These edges are a roundover of both top and bottom edges and are commonly used for desks and countertops.
What is Acrylic Thermoforming?
Thermoforming is the process of heating acrylic sheets until they are flexible and then shaping them around an aluminium tool that is customized.
It has a shorter lead time compared to injection molding.
What Are The Different Types Of Thermoforming?
The different types are vacuum forming, pressure forming and twin-sheet forming.
Vacuum forming is the simplest, cheapest and quickest method.
When the acrylic sheet is heated and fitted around the mold, a vacuum is used to suction out any air between the plastic and mold to pull it firmly against the shape.
Pressure forming is used when the product has sharp edges and corners.
After heating and fitting the acrylic, highly pressurized air is used to push it firmly into the tool.
Twin-sheet forming is used for cylinders and double walled products.
This involves heating two acrylic sheets simultaneously, then fitting and fusing them together.
Can Screen Printing Be Done On Acrylic Sheets?
Yes, it can.
In fact, screen printing is very common for displays and signages.
What Is The Best Way To Do Screen Printing For Acrylic Sheets?
Screen printingis not easy due to the differences in acrylic substrates between manufacturers and the need to select the right ink.
A particular ink may not work on every acrylic sheet and acrylic is inherently hard, making it difficult for the ink to bite into the surface.
Differences in batches of acrylic sheets can also create adhesion problems for the ink.
A UV thermoforming ink can be used as they adhere to a wider range of acrylic sheets than general purpose inks do.
Furthermore, they provide the flexibility required for cutting, bending and thermoforming.
However they are more expensive and more energy is needed to cure the ink.
How Are Acrylic Sheets Bonded Together?
Acrylics are chemically bonded together using a special cement called acrylic cement.
Without it, the acrylic sheets will not adhere well.
Acrylic cement fuses the acrylic sheets together.
Superglue or standard adhesives are not enough as they can cause crazing, which makes the acrylic appear white but look like the material is covered in tiny cracks on closer inspection.
Plastic can also be bonded to other materials such as wood and metal in plastic bonding.