Acrylic

Acrylic, also known as Plexiglass, is a versatile plastic material with a variety of purposes and benefits, available in a spectrum of colors and opacities. Acrylic plastic was first produced in 1928 and brought to the market by Rohm and Haas Company around 1933. It was initially used during World War II for products such as airplane windows, canopies, and turrets.

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Strength/Durability

Acrylic is an extremely durable material that is a much stronger alernative than glass because of it's resitance to high pressure and impact, weather, and tempurature, thus making acrylic an exteremly long last material that won't shatter.

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Common Uses

  • Acrylic nails
  • Paints
  • Security barriers
  • Medical devices
  • LCD screens
  • Furniture
  • Windows
  • Aquarium tanks

Maintenance

Acrylic is simple to clean and polish using a clean cloth and cleaning compounds. It's possible to remove light scratches from acrylic with special abrasive compounds.

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Light Transmission

Just for you.

Light transmission is the technical term for transparency to light. Acrylic has a 92 percent light transmittance rate — one of the highest light transmission rates possible.

Opaque

0% Light Transmission

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Translucent

30%-50% Light Transmission

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Transparent

92% Light Transmission

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Acrylite LED Rod

Light it your way.

ACRYLITE® LED rod is ideal for transmitting high-powered LED light. Its unique light-conducting properties distribute light evenly throughout the entire rod surface. As light enters from the end, embedded colorless diffuser particles scatter the light forward and exit the surface at low angles. This results in uniform bright illumination. ACRYLITE® LED light-guiding rods are the only product on the market today offering light transmission in a round rod form.

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Light Transmission

Allows
91%
of light through

Common Uses
  • Lighting fixtures
  • Illuminated handrails
  • POP/Store fixtures
  • Exhibit applications
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Acrylic Colors

A beautiful array of colors.

Edgelite Acrylic

Make the edge shine.

Edgelit is a clear acrylic that when lit from the side, diffuses and allows a uniform illumination of its edges and laser engravings. Edgelit offers all the impact strength and weather resistance of cast acrylic.

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Mirrored Acrylic

Cheaper than glass.

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What is mirrored acrylic?

Acrylic Mirror is a lightweight, reflective thermoplastic sheet material used to enhance the look and safety of displays, POP, signage, and a variety of fabricated parts. Acrylic mirror is ideal for retail, food, advertising, and security applications.

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Acrylic over glass?

Acrylic mirrors are 17 times stronger than glass, meaning they can withstand and survive greater impacts, such as bangs, collisions or crashes well. Its strength makes acrylic mirror ideal for use where safety is a priority or where glass may crack or shatter.

Is mirrored acrylic see-through?

Two way see-through mirror acrylic allows a percentage of incident light to pass through, while reflecting the remainder. This allows for one side to be see-through whilst the other appears as a mirror.

Frosted Acrylic

Obscure the view.

Clear Frost Acrylic Sheet. Our Frosted Acrylic sheet is a specialty sheet that is manufactured to resemble "frost" on typical clear acrylic sheet. Typically referred to as a "heavy matte" appearance, this acrylic sheet is a standard choice for design applications requiring privacy or design effects with lighting.

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Similar to frosted glass, frosted acrylic is not completely see-through but does allow a certain amount of translucency. This translucency can be likened to a 'blurred' effect of the acrylic.

Non-Glare

Crystal clear.

Non-glare plexiglass (P-99) is designed to minimize glare and reflection as well as maximize the unhindered viewing of framed artwork and prints, making it an excellent solution for art galleries, museums, studios, and more.

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What is Non-Glare acrylic?

Non-Glare is designed to reduce or eliminate the glare of bright, reflective light nonglare glass a monitor with a nonglare screen.

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Standard Acrylic Sheet

Non-Glare Acrylic Sheet

UV Resistant

Display and protect.

Acrylite® UV filtering (OP-3) is a continuously manufactured acrylic sheet which filters out 98 percent of damaging UV rays, protecting paper artwork, prints, and documents from fading, yellowing, and brittling.

Acrylic is inherently UV resistant with as little as 3% degradation outdoors over a 10-year period.

Old paintings such as watercolors must be placed away from direct sunlight if they do not have UV protection.

Acrylic Tubes

Tag Line

Acrylic Tube is made of Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA), which is a broad range use thermoplastic. This is the material to choose if you need excellent optical clarity (signage), and would like to fabricate by adding glue, polish, or thermoforming.

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Common Uses

  • Toys
  • Surgical devices
  • Museum displays
  • Product design
  • Laboratory equipment
  • Home furnishings
  • Lighting
  • Food and beverage manufacturing
  • Utility

A .125" thickness of acrylic is 2 to 3 times more impact resistant than double strength window glass, 4 to 5 times more impact resistant than wire glass or other glasses. A .250" thickness of acrylic is 9 to 10 times more impact resistant than wire or other glasses.

Acrylic Rods

Tag Line

Acrylic Rod is a plastic material that has great impact strength yet is light weight. Acrylic, aka plexiglass, can be used in a number of applications such as signage, displays, model making, aquarium tanks, arts & crafts, and much more. Acrylic (plexiglass) can be sawed, drilled, painted, and decorated

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Flexibility

Acrylic, also known as plexiglass, is a tough and transparent plastic product that serves as an ideal alternative to standard glass. Acrylic rod is ten times stronger than standard glass yet half the weight.

Strength

Acrylic, also known as plexiglass, is a tough and transparent plastic product that serves as an ideal alternative to standard glass. Acrylic rod is ten times stronger than standard glass yet half the weight.

Which material is right for you?

Material
Acrylic Polycarbonate Expanded PVC HDPE UHMW Acetal ABS Phenolic Nylon
Trade Name
Plexiglass Makrolon Celtec Roschling Roschling Delrin Delrin Delrin Delrin
Common Uses
  • Acrylic nails
  • Paint
  • Security
  • Barriers
  • Medical devices
  • LCD screens
  • Furniture
  • Windows
  • Aquarium tanks
  • Roofing panels
  • Windows
  • Siding
  • Room dividers
  • Bullet resistance
  • Electronics
  • Auto parts
  • Agriculture
  • Signage
  • Display boards (menus)
  • Architectural columns
  • Decorative shutters
  • Furniture
  • Outdoor kitchens
  • Kiosks
  • Trade show booths
  • Swim platforms
  • Acrylic nails
  • Paint
  • Security
  • Barriers
  • Medical devices
  • LCD screens
  • Furniture
  • Windows
  • Aquarium tanks
  • Conveyor line components
  • Bearings
  • Guide rails
  • Star wheels
  • Wear strips
  • Acrylic nails
  • Paint
  • Security
  • Barriers
  • Medical devices
  • LCD screens
  • Furniture
  • Windows
  • Aquarium tanks
  • Acrylic nails
  • Paint
  • Security
  • Barriers
  • Medical devices
  • LCD screens
  • Furniture
  • Windows
  • Aquarium tanks
  • Acrylic nails
  • Paint
  • Security
  • Barriers
  • Medical devices
  • LCD screens
  • Furniture
  • Windows
  • Aquarium tanks
  • Clothing
  • Reinforcement in rubber material like car tires
  • Rope or thread
  • Injection molded parts
  • Vehicles and mechanical equipment
Main Feature
  • Acrylic nails
  • Paint
  • Security
  • Barriers
  • Medical devices
  • LCD screens
  • Furniture
  • Windows
  • Aquarium tanks
  • Acrylic nails
  • Paint
  • Security
  • Barriers
  • Medical devices
  • LCD screens
  • Furniture
  • Windows
  • Aquarium tanks
  • Acrylic nails
  • Paint
  • Security
  • Barriers
  • Medical devices
  • LCD screens
  • Furniture
  • Windows
  • Aquarium tanks
  • Acrylic nails
  • Paint
  • Security
  • Barriers
  • Medical devices
  • LCD screens
  • Furniture
  • Windows
  • Aquarium tanks
  • Acrylic nails
  • Paint
  • Security
  • Barriers
  • Medical devices
  • LCD screens
  • Furniture
  • Windows
  • Aquarium tanks
  • Acrylic nails
  • Paint
  • Security
  • Barriers
  • Medical devices
  • LCD screens
  • Furniture
  • Windows
  • Aquarium tanks
  • Acrylic nails
  • Paint
  • Security
  • Barriers
  • Medical devices
  • LCD screens
  • Furniture
  • Windows
  • Aquarium tanks
  • Acrylic nails
  • Paint
  • Security
  • Barriers
  • Medical devices
  • LCD screens
  • Furniture
  • Windows
  • Aquarium tanks
  • Acrylic nails
  • Paint
  • Security
  • Barriers
  • Medical devices
  • LCD screens
  • Furniture
  • Windows
  • Aquarium tanks
UV Stability
High High Low Medium Medium Medium Medium Low Low
UV Transmission
High High None None None None None None None
Optical Clarity
High High None None None None None None None
Flexibility
Low Low High Low Low Low Medium Low Low
Break Resistance
Low High High high High High High Medium Medium
Wear Resistance
Low Low Low High High High Low Low Low
Sheen
Glossy/Matte Glossy Semi-Gloss Semi-Gloss/Matte Semi-Gloss Acetal ABS Phenolic Nylon
Colors
Clear/Colors Clear/Tints Colors Colors Colors Acetal ABS Phenlic Nylon

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  • Clear Acrylic Sphere

    Clear Acrylic Sphere

    $6.25 - $236.49
    These solid acrylic spheres are light-weight, tough, and scratch-resistant; making them perfect for projects ranging from the artistic to the scientific! Use them in your next arts-and-crafts project, your next science experiment, or accentuate your home...
    $6.25 - $236.49
  • Clear Acrylic Half Sphere

    Clear Acrylic Half Sphere

    $4.75 - $57.99
    These solid acrylic half-spheres are light-weight, tough, and scratch-resistant. Use them to create imaginative displays, intricate centerpieces, or for home decoration! They are available in sizes ranging from 3/8" to 3". For custom sizes, please...
    $4.75 - $57.99
  • ACRYLITE® LED Light Guiding Edge Lit Round Rod

    ACRYLITE® LED Light Guiding Edge Lit Round Rod

    $11.75 - $100.68
    ACRYLITE® LED rod is ideal for transmitting high-powered LED light. Its unique light-conducting properties distribute light evenly throughout the entire rod surface. As light enters from the end, embedded colorless diffuser particles scatter the...
    $11.75 - $100.68
  • Clear Extruded Round Acrylic Rod

    Clear Extruded Round Acrylic Rod

    $10.03 - $123.52
    Extruded Acrylic/Plexiglass rods are durable, scratch-resistant, and tougher than glass; making them a perfect fit for any number of projects! Weather and scratch resistant Good optical clarity (92% light transmittance) Attractive high-gloss finish Up...
    $10.03 - $123.52
  • Extruded Clear Square Acrylic Tube

    Extruded Clear Square Acrylic Tube

    $10.28 - $78.40
    Extruded Clear Square Acrylic Tube Acrylic/Plexiglass tubes are durable, scratch-resistant, and tougher 11x stronger than glass; making them a perfect fit for any number of projects! Acrylic tubes won't surcomb to wear and tear like Glass, and is more...
    $10.28 - $78.40
  • Extruded Half-Round Acrylic Rod

    Extruded Half-Round Acrylic Rod

    $10.10 - $23.92
    Extruded Half-Round Acrylic Rod Extruded Acrylic/Plexiglass rods are durable, scratch-resistant, and tougher than glass; making them a perfect fit for any number of projects! Weather and scratch resistant Good optical clarity (92% light...
    $10.10 - $23.92
  • Clear Extruded Acrylic Round Tube

    Clear Extruded Acrylic Round Tube

    $10.15 - $415.96
    Acrylic/Plexiglass tubes are durable, scratch-resistant, and tougher than glass; making them a perfect fit for any number of projects! Acrylic (PMMA) is an economical alternative to polycarbonate with high tensile and flexural strength properties...
    $10.15 - $415.96
  • Clear Cast Round Acrylic Rod

    Clear Cast Round Acrylic Rod

    $11.60 - $4,908.28
    Cast Acrylic is transparent, moisture resistant and half the weight of glass but 17 times stronger. Cast acrylic has a higher molecular weight than extruded acrylic, making it a better choice for shaping, machining and laser cutting. Common uses for Cast...
    $11.60 - $4,908.28
  • Extruded Non-Glare Clear Acrylic Sheet

    Extruded Non-Glare Clear Acrylic Sheet

    $15.08 - $97.60
    Non-glare acrylic is perfect for photo and art framing and display.  This product has a matte finish and is designed to be used right up against a two-dimensional photo or print.  While it is a transparent material the matte finish will cause...
    $15.08 - $97.60
  • Acrylic Snap Hinge - 1-1/2” x 1-1/2”

    Acrylic Snap Hinge - 1-1/2” x 1-1/2”

    $1.00
    Two-piece construction enables the halves of this hinge to easily snap together. Snap apart to remove doors or lids for easy cleaning or replacement. Suitable for lids, doors, or other components up to about 12” x 18” for 1/8” material...
    $1.00
  • Extruded Clear Rectangular Acrylic Bar

    Extruded Clear Rectangular Acrylic Bar

    $10.13 - $56.32
    Extruded Clear Rectangular Acrylic Bar Acrylic/Plexiglass rods are durable, scratch-resistant, and 20x tougher than glass; making them a perfect fit for any number of projects! Acrylic rods have a degree of flexibility to them, allowing them to be...
    $10.13 - $56.32
  • Extruded Clear Square Acrylic Rod

    Extruded Clear Square Acrylic Rod

    $10.05 - $130.48
    Extruded Clear Square Acrylic Rod Acrylic/Plexiglass rods are durable, scratch-resistant, and 20x tougher than glass; making them a perfect fit for any number of projects! Acrylic rods have a degree of flexibility to them, allowing them to be...
    $10.05 - $130.48