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 Acrylic are signage, aquariums, POP displays and furniture. Cast acrylic is produced by mixing the acrylic liquid ingredients in molds, whereas extruded acrylic is produced by continuously pushing acrylic mass through a form, while the chemical process takes place. Cast acrylic is homogeneous and extruded acrylic is heterogeneous. Cast acrylic is usually regarded as better quality than extruded acrylic, although extruded acrylic is less costly.
- Lightweight and rigid
- Excellent optical properties
- More impact resistance than glass
- Low water absorption
- Good UV resistance
- Easy to glue and machine
- Outstanding resistance to long-term exposure to sunlight and weathering