Plexiglass is a transparent, flexible, splinterless, and sturdy plastic material invented in the 20th
century. It is an alternative for glass that is used in various ways, up to printing purposes. Plexiglass is
made from a material known as polymethylmethacrylate which is also known as Perspex, Acrylite or Perclax.
The fundamental design of Plexiglass is its excellent optical properties and the fact that it's entirely
colorless. It is also lighter and durable when compared to glass hence allows easier penetration of light
which makes it’s to withstand yellowing and filter the Ultra Violet radiation.
Uses of Plexiglass
Plexiglass can be used for both home and office space projects because they come in different lengths of size
and width. Their applications are as following :
A substitute for window and glass panes since its clear just like glass. Use of
Plexiglass is ideal because of easier maintenance since they don’t attract dirt like their glass
Plexiglass is strong hence an excellent choice for enclosing bathrooms. When used
for enclosures, they remain resistant to accidents such as falls. Plexiglass does not crack easily;
therefore, chances of replacement will be minimal since it does not shatter.
Use of Plexiglass in greenhouses can be an added advantage since it can withstand
adverse weather and provision of good light. This will grant steady light flow regardless of the
Plexiglass can be used in furnishings to make stools, tabletops, covers used on
shelves and many more furnishings found at homes.
The acrylic glass was developed in the year 1928 in some laboratories by chemists such as William
Chalmers, and it was made available to the market under Plexiglass trademark. It is made from a material which
is a monolith, made up of substances that are organic thus referred to as organic glass. Acrylic
originates from the family of thermoplastics that are products of petroleum. It is a Methyl Methacrylate that when
used in the glass makes it hard, glow and translucent. Acrylic glass is primarily used in sheet forms
because it’s lighter in weight and high resistance to shattering. It is prone to scratching unless modified.
Types of Acrylic Glass
(1) Clear Acrylic Glass
If you are searching for the perfect alternative to glass, you should definitely consider the usage of Clear Acrylic Glass. It is seen both in commercial and residential buildings as part of the exterior as much as part of the interior. Over the past few years, its usage has been dramatically increased and for a number of reasons.
Because of the way it`s manufactured Plexiglass has almost miraculous characteristics. First things first, we must mention that it is ten times stronger than glass and on top of this it is also, and it remains unaffected by both the
sun and the salt spray. Furthermore, Acrylic Sheets offer incredible clarity nevertheless of their thickness which is not the case for the glass. Lastly, we must mention that Clear Acrylic Sheets are easy to work with, can be easily installed, and you are able to have Custom cut plexiglass.
Replace the old-fashioned backsplash in the kitchen which a much more durable, waterproof, and easily-maintainable alternative- Cut to Size Plexiglass. Or how about instead of throwing away the dated glass cabinet doors in your bath, replace them with brand new Colored Acrylic Sheets?
Why not use your imagination, design and have a custom Plexiglass sheets cut to size in order to make an interesting picture frame or wall shelves?...(view more)
(2) Acrylic Mirror
Mirrored PlexiGlass Acrylic Sheets are the perfect blend of functionality and form. They are durable and robust while at the same time will provide you with the much needed reflective surface. These properties make them ideal for a number of occasions such as interior design solutions, gyms and dance studios, school and public areas.
The time has indeed come to replace the degraded mirrors through your home. You can forget about the days when your glass mirror was a potentially hazardous item because it might shatter into millions
of tiny sharp pieces. The alternative we are offering will allow you to create a much safer environment.
In addition to being resilient, the Cheap Acrylic Sheet is also remarkably lightweight. In numbers, it is half the weight of the glass meaning it is easier to transport and install. Simple screws that can be found in your home or appropriate adhesive will turn the installation of your new acrylic mirror into a DIY project. Furthermore,
it is quite an affordable material that is easy to maintain.
No need to purchase specific chemicals- you will only need warm water, a soft cloth, and simple household detergent....(view more)
(3) Clear Polycarbonate
If you are searching for the superhero amongst synthetically engineered materials, then you are in the right place. Clear Polycarbonate (PC) is a purposely created plastic with specific properties which makes it stand out in many industries such as construction, medical, agricultural, automotive, and security. Most commonly you can found it as being clear and transparent, but it also comes in many other colors too.
We can say that it is a superhero because it is approximately two hundred times stronger than glass which makes it virtually unbreakable
thus it is used in windows, motorcycle fairings, windshields, and bulletproof materials. Additionally, it is resistant to the harmful ultraviolet rays meaning it this material is commonly used in the lens production industry but more importantly it is resistant to all sorts of harsh weather conditions such as extraordinary heat or cold and constant rain.
All these specifications mean it is the perfect choice for roofing, fencing, all sorts of barriers, when
you want to increase the security and safety in your home (instead of breakable glass), against vandalism or burglaries.
They offer Unmatchable durability plus aesthetics, save money and valuable time and choose to install polycarbonate online as same as custom cut plexiglass you can order clear polycarbonate sheets according to you space need and demand. These clear sheets would definitely bring bent and beauty in your home interior instead of glass....(view more)
Uses of Acrylic Glass
Acrylic glass is used for roof windows, sales display.
It’s used in food shops and industries for storing food for both
meals that are ready to eat.
The acrylics come in various colors. Therefore, they can be used as
shelves, gates and showcasing due to their multiple colors.
Acrylic glass is used in the large aquariums found across the world
it quite impressive.
Acrylic glass is used in making submarine windows since it possesses
of water resistance. The clearness of the glass enables visitors to have a better view of
It’s helpful in making luxury windows for swimming pools because its
allows coaches and diving instructors monitor their students.
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