Acrylic, also known as Plexiglass, Lucite, or Perspex, Acrylite, and Optix 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.
Acrylic is an extremely durable material that is 10x times stronger than glass. Because of its resistance to high pressure and impact. As well as its incredible resistance to weather and temperature, acrylic is a great alternative to glass.
Fluorescent Acrylic, also known as exotic edge is a transparent acrylic that when lit from the side, diffuses and allows a uniform illumination of its edges and laser engravings. Fluorescent acrylic offers all the impact strength and weather resistance of cast acrylic. Fluorescent is a transparent cast acrylic with nano-particles that allow a uniform light transfer to its edges and or engraved surface when illuminated. Fluorescent acrylic is an excellent choice to use with versatile led light technology supporting the modern market in lighting advertising, architecture, design and art industries. Fluorescent acrylic offers all the impact strength and weather resistance of cast acrylic.
- Illuminated point of purchase displays
- Art, design, and architecture
- Outdoor and indoor use
Acrylic is simple to clean and polish using a clean cloth and cleaning compounds. It is possible to remove light scratches from acrylic with special abrasive compounds. Here at Plastic-Craft we sell a number of cleaners and polishers such as the Novus polishing kit, that can keep your acrylic looking like new for years to come.
Light transmission is the technical term for transparency to light. Clear Acrylic has a 92 percent light transmittance rate — one of the highest light transmission rates possible. Most acrylic plastics will allow light of wavelength greater than 375 nm to pass through the material, but they will not allow UV-C wavelengths (100–290 nm) to pass through. Even very thin acrylic sheets of less than 5 millimeters (mm) do not let UV-C light penetrate.
Fluorescent Acrylic Sheet is a specialized type of sheet, with the unique ability to glow at the edges in natural light. A certain type of manufacturing allows these sheets to catch and disperse sunlight or ambient room light to the edges to create a distinct glow. Our Fluorescent Acrylic is Cell Cast acrylic making it ideal for laser cutting/engraving, CNC routing, fabrication, and general acrylic sheet use.