PERSPEX® cast acrylic sheets have been manufactured in the UK since 1933 and trademarked in 1934.
Known as one of the most creative, versatile and colourful materials in the market, the application possibilities are endless. Cast acrylic sheets are suitable for glazing, furniture and display cases to name a few applications.
Available in a clear finish with an exceptional light transmission higher than that of glass, PERSPEX® cast acrylic is also manufactured in a wide range of colours, textures and finishes. Review the complete range using the tabs on the right hand side.
Benefits of PERSPEX® Acrylic Sheet
PERSPEX® Clear cast acrylic sheet has a higher light transmission than glass and . Perspex® Acrylic can be repolished to regain clarity overtime.
Acrylic sheet is extremely versatile and can be used for a wide range of applications. If you need help moulding or fabricating your Perspex Acrylic, find a fabricator here.
Acrylic sheets have an excellent resistance to UV rays and most PERSPEX® Acrylic ranges have a 10 year external warranty, meaning the material will not discolour or degrade over time.
A 2mm thick Acrylic sheet weighs 2.4kg per m2, whereas a 2mm thick sheet of glass weighs 5kg per m2. However, glass of the same thickness as acrylic doesn’t have the same strength so to achieve the same strength, glass would be a much heavier alternative.
PERSPEX® Acrylic sheet can be recycled all the way back to its raw monomer.
Acrylic Sheet Cut To Size
We offer a PERSPEX® acrylic cut to size service to match your specific requirements. Let us know your dimensions, thickness, edge radius, whether you’d like the edges polished and if you require drilled holes and we’ll do the rest.
The maximum acrylic sheet size we offer is 3050mm x 2030mm. See our material range tabs for details of standard sheet thicknesses in each range.
PERSPEX® Cast Acrylic Plastic Uses
PERSPEX® acrylic has a high level of strength, exceptional clarity and is easy to work with, this makes it ideal for a range of applications and uses, including:
- Display cases and units
- Illuminated panels
- Kitchen splashbacks
- Shower panels
- Retail displays
Plus many more!
Cast Acrylic vs. Polycarbonate
We stock both PERSPEX® Acrylic and Polycarbonate sheets. When it comes to choosing between Acrylic or Polycarbonate it’s simply a matter of assessing the material properties against the application.
For example, polycarbonate has a much higher impact resistance than acrylic sheet, with polycarbonate 250x stronger than glass and acrylic about 17x stronger than glass. Making polycarbonate a go to solution for safety glazing, machine guards and street furniture where a high impact resistance is required..
PERSPEX® acrylic is clearer than polycarbonate and clearer than glass and clear acrylic has a longer external warranty than polycarbonate.Therefore Perspex® acrylic is ideal for long term exterior projects.
PERSPEX® acrylic is manufactured in a wider range of colours, so when a colour specific material is required, acrylic would be the material of choice.
For help choosing the appropriate thermoplastic material for your application, get in touch.