PERSPEX Distribution offers a wide range of materials for glazing solutions. The respective environment of each application will determine the ideal material to be selected. Choose from:
Choosing the right glazing plastic will ensure the longevity of application and ensure the material is fit for purpose. If you need help deciding, get in touch with our expert team today.
We stock both PERSPEX acrylic and polycarbonate sheets, but which is better for glazing? As stated above, the answer will depend on the application, but here are some useful comparisons:
Both products are lightweight, recyclable and can be cut to size – see our materials pages for more information.
These two types of acrylic are named for their production process:
Cast acrylic is more resistant to chemicals and solvents, less prone to scratching, easier to machine and fabricate, and available in a wider range of colours and surface finishes; however, extruded acrylic can be more economical with larger production runs, and offers an excellent thickness tolerance.
Both polycarbonate sheet and PETg can be used as safety glazing due to their high impact strength (anti-vandalism), chemical resistance and fire resistance.
Perspex Cast Acrylic, Perspex Extruded Acrylic and Polyester PETg are all suitable materials for indoor glazing. They are available in a range of thicknesses to suit your glazing application.
Perspex Cast Acrylic sheets are known as one of the most colourful and versatile materials on the market. As well as being available in clear sheets (which have a higher light transmission than glass and have the ability to repolish to regain clarity overtime), they are also available in many solid, translucent and transparent colours.
Perspex Extruded Acrylic is typically more economical, when compared to Perspex Cast Acrylic. Due to the manufacturing process the optical clarity isn’t as clear as Perspex Cast Acrylic, however, the polished surface gives a high gloss finish which can be repolished time and time again to rejuvenate the material.
Polyester PETg offer the transparency of glass at just over half the wright, making it a suitable material for glazing. In addition to the clarity, this material has good impact resistance and have fire safe properties.
The term ‘glazing’ covers wide range of applications from machine guards to curtain walls and street furniture, and our teams have the experience and expertise to help you identify the best solution for your project. As a company, we also offer:
Fast delivery - our five distribution warehouses enable us to deliver our products across the UK Cut to size service - typically delivering cut to size panels within 24 hours
We will support your projectfrom planning to installation, so please complete our contact form or give us a call today to get started.