Acrylic sheets, also known as plexiglass or PMMA (polymethyl methacrylate), are a type of thermoplastic material that is known for its transparency, strength, and durability. They are often used as a substitute for glass in a variety of applications such as signs, displays, windows, skylights, and protective barriers.
Acrylic sheets have several advantages over glass, they are:
- Lighter in weight and more impact-resistant
- Easier to fabricate and shape
- More resistant to weathering, UV rays and chemicals
- Can be easily coloured, painted or printed
Acrylic sheets are available in a wide range of thicknesses and sizes, and can be cut, bent, drilled, and fabricated to meet specific needs. They are commonly used in construction, automotive, transportation, and retail sectors, however, due to its versatility, it can be used for a wide range of applications.
It's important to keep in mind that acrylic sheets can scratch easily, so it's recommended to use a soft cloth or microfiber when cleaning it, and avoid using abrasive materials.