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Everything you need to know about our plastic sheets

Plastic sheets are available in a wide range of different types, sizes and colours. We help you to find the most suitable sheet for your job at Plasticsheetsshop.co.uk. Not sure exactly which sheet you need? Then use our selection tool and choose the correct plastic sheet based on applications or material properties.

Plastic sheets cut to size for free

We offer much more than just rectangular sheet material. In addition to a series of standard shapes such as circles, triangles, diamonds, letters and numbers, you can also upload your own drawing file (DXF) and have it lasered or milled from the desired material. When uploading your DXF, you can see what it will cost straight away, so there is no unnecessary loss of time.

Types of plastic sheeting

We offer a range of different plastic sheets. See the various groups below for an overview of their specific properties and applications.

  • Acrylic sheet

    Types of acrylic sheets

    Acrylic sheets are the ideal replacement for glass. It is just as clear and transparent, but more impact resistant. Acrylic sheets are also more affordable.

    More about acrylic sheet
  • Polycarbonate

    Types of polycarbonate sheets

    Polycarbonate is a sturdy material that can withstand high temperatures. One of this material’s most important properties is it’s impact resistance.

    More about polycarbonate
  • PVC

    Types of PVC sheets

    Our PVC sheet material is available in two types: foamed PVC and rigid PVC. View our full PVC range and discover all the benefits of this versatile material.

    More about PVC
  • ACP / Dibond®

    Types of Aluminium Composite Panels

    Aluminium composite sheets are lightweight and easy to work with. These sheets are also Uv- and water resistant, as well as being easy to clean.

    More about ACP
  • HPL / Trespa®

    Types of HPL sheets

    HPL or Trespa® sheets are sturdy and weather resistant. They are completely Uv-resistant and impermeable to moisture due to their top layers.

    More about HPL
  • Polythene

    Types of Polythene sheets PE

    Technical plastics are plastics such as polythene and hard PVC that possess very specific properties, such as resistance to elongation.

    More about polythene

Sheet thickness

Depending on the type of material, our plastic sheets are available in thicknesses of 0.5 mm, 1 mm, 2 mm, 3 mm, 4 mm, 5 mm, 6 mm, 8 mm, 10 mm, 12mm, 15mm, 20mm, 25mm and 30mm. We offer these sheets in different colours, including white, black, grey, anthracite, tinted and transparent. You will find a suitable plastic sheet for every job in our wide range. If you are still unsure which sheet thickness you need for your project, please refer to our thickness calculator.

Types and names

There are many types and names for plastic sheets. We have listed the most important types and the most widely-recognised names and brands in the table below.

Name Alternative names Chemical name Well-known brands
Acrylic Plexiglass, Perspex PMMA Perspex, Altuglas, Deglas, Versato Lucryl, Crilux
HPL Trespa HPL Abet, Ki-Kern, Volkern
Polycarbonate Lexan PC Polycasa, Makrolon, Arla, Lexgard, Radilux
Aluminium Composite Dibond, Alupanel ACP Dilite, Etalbond

What are plastic sheets used for?

Plastic sheets have numerous and very diverse applications. Are you looking for a particular application? In our applications table, you will find all projects related to plastic sheets. Here, you will find specific applications, such as kitchen splashbacks or an acrylic aquarium.

Unique properties of plastic sheets

All our plastic sheets have their unique properties. In addition to our robust all-rounders, we also offer plastic sheets that are heat-resistant, UV-resistant, water-resistant, flexible or suitable for outdoor use. Furthermore, thanks to the relatively low density of most plastics, plastic sheets are lightweight. Moreover, plastic sheets are durable, easy to work with and require little maintenance. With our selection aid, you can select the right panel based on the desired properties.

Order plastic sheets online

Via the configurator on our product pages, you can quickly and easily buy your plastic sheets in any desired shape and shape. As soon as you have placed your order, we will get to work for you immediately. Our production and packaging process is designed to deliver to our customers quickly. We will keep you informed of the ordering process by e-mail.