Acrylic glass or plexiglass, as it is widely known throughout the world, is an amazing substitute for glass. Unlike glass, it is shatterproof, nearly scratchproof in some forms, and very lightweight, but like glass it is transparent. This amazing thermoplastic can be used as a casting resin, in various inks, and in coatings.
Plexiglass is made of acrylic, or Poly methyl methacrylate (abbreviated as PMMA) and is classified as a glass, like many other thermoplastics such as Lexan. Plexiglass is an alternative to Lexan glass, when there are budget constraints on using polycarbonate. Also, it is preferred sometimes because it does not contain some of the sub-particles that are found in other polymers. When considering Plexiglass VS Polycarbonate, think about the application and usage. If tensile strength, flexural strength, transparency, polish-ability, and UV tolerance are more important than impact strength, chemical resistance, and heat resistance, the preferred thermoplastic would be plexiglass Acrylic glass, however if impact strength, or chemical resistance prove to be very important, one should look to polycarbonate as the ideal material.
Plexiglass can be glued together, welded, or dissolve and joined together with solvents such as dichloromethane, or trichloromethane. It can also be cut easily. Click to find information on How to Cut Plexiglass material.
Order Plexiglass sheets cut to size from Polymershapes. We are the top plastic distributors and plastic suppliers of Plexiglass, Acrylic sheets. Our network of stocking facilities, located throughout the Americas, enables our customers access to extensive local inventory from world-class supplier partners, and we can provide same day delivery in many areas.
In addition to stocking Plexiglass acrylic sheet material, we also offer production cutting via CNC, precision machining, thermoforming, and bench fabrications as well.
Acrylic sheet, plexiglass is available for recycling support. Polymershapes helps you achieve your goals to reduce environmental impact through Polymershapes recycling support – a service aiding customers seeking to manage waste more effectively and economically. We customize a recycling program to the needs and goals of your business. Let us help you reduce your waste and protect the environment.