Acrylic (PMMA)

  • Acrylic is a useful, clear plastic that resembles glass, but has properties that make it superior to glass in many ways. It is used to make various products, such as shower doors, bath enclosures, windows, and skylights. Acrylic is typically stronger than glass, making it much more impact resistant and safer. It’s also lighter than glass, and easier to work with as a result. 
  • With a 93% transparency rate, acrylic is the clearest material available.
  • There are some misconceptions about acrylic, namely that it yellows, turns brittle, and cracks over time. But if properly taken care of, acrylic can remain like new regardless of age or exposure to sunlight, and unlike glass, scratches can be easily buffed out.

Key Properties:

  • Excellent optical clarity.
  • Excellent weatherability and resistance to sunlight.
  • Rigid, with good impact strength.
  • Excellent dimensional stability and low mould shrinkage.
  • Stretch forming increases bi-axial toughness.