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Acrylic mirror sheets

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Everything you need to know about acrylic mirror sheet (XT)

Our acrylic mirror sheets (XT) are perfect for creating a beautiful garden mirror or a unique perspex mirror table as they give the same effect as glass mirrors. Sometimes mirror acrylic is also called mirror perspex or plastic mirror. It’s handy to know that all mirror acrylic sheets are extruded. This means that the liquid acrylic was poured into a mould during the production process before it was rolled to a thinner sheet thickness. For example, fewer raw materials are needed for a larger surface. This makes extruded acrylic cheaper than cast acrylic, but also less suitable for processing.

Applications of perspex mirror

Acrylic mirror sheets are often seen in stands, exhibitions and interior construction and are often used for signage. You also create eye-catching accessories for the home, such as a unique garden mirror or a coffee table.

Tip: Turn your IKEA table into a stylish side table with our DIY blog: Make an acrylic table.

Types of plastic mirror sheet

In our range of perspex mirror, you will find a range of colours and sheet thicknesses. Silver-coloured mirror perspex is available in both 3 mm and 5 mm thickness. The colours bronze, gold, red, anthracite and blue can only be ordered in the 3 mm thickness.

Thicknesses

Options for working with mirror acrylic sheet

Mirror acrylic can be attached with double-sided tape, glue or a screw connection through the sheet. Due to the production method (extruding), tension has been placed on the sheet. This tension is released when you saw or drill into the material which can cause the sheet to tear. You can mill, engrave and bend mirror perspex (hot), as long as you proceed with care. Do you want to do many operations? Then go for our robust cast Plexiglas sheets. If your project involves a lot of processing, it’s best to opt for our robust cast acrylic sheets.

PLEASE NOTE: When attaching an acrylic mirror, it is very important that the surface is completely smooth and flat. If this is not the case, the mirror can distort and you create a crazy mirror effect. If you are going to glue the mirror, it is important that it is done evenly. For the best result, it is best to completely frame the mirror. This particularly applies to measurements larger than 100 cm x 100 cm.

Tip: Are you going to process the sheet yourself? Then simply leave the foil in place and only remove it once the mirror is mounted. This reduces the chance of cracks and breaks.

  • Lettering
  • Cutting
  • Turning
  • Sawing (jigsaw)
  • Sawing (circular saw)
  • Polishing
  • Painting
  • Milling
  • Bending (warm)
  • Lasering
  • Glueing
  • Engraving
  • Drilling
  • Coating
  • Bending (cold)
  • Water cutting
  • Welding

Properties of perspex mirror sheet

  • 30 x as strong and 2 x as light as traditional glass
  • UV resistant
  • Moisture resistant
  • Suitable for indoor and outdoor applications

Properties

Specific mass gr/cm3 1,18
Mechanical properties (at 20°C)
Flexural strength N/mm 117,7
Stretch to breakage % 5.5
High pressure strength N/mm2 117,7
E. Modules N/mm2 3188
Indentation strength J/m2 29,4
Impact resistance KJ/m2 19,6
Tensile strength N/mm2 73,7
Friction coefficient 0,54
Water absorption at 20°C RV 65% % 0,26
Water absorption at 20°C RV 100% % 0,30
Thermal properties
processing temperature (Vivat) °C 110
Melting temperature °C 168
Linear expansion coefficient °C 80.10-6
Thermal conduction W/(k.m) 0,19
Specific heat KJ/(kg.K) 1,47
Maximum permissible temperature, without load °C 70
Minimum permissible temperature, without load °C -40
Electrical properties
Dielectric contstant 3,5
Dielectric loss factor tg 0,02-0,06
Breakdown voltage kV/mm 30
Surface resistance Ω not measurable
Specific resistance Ω.cm >10 13

Indoor / outdoor use

  • Inside
  • Outside

Usage options

  • Chemically resistant
  • Light sheet material
  • Moisture-proof
  • UV resistant

Cleaning acrylic

Cleaning and keeping acrylic looking good requires a little more attention than cleaning traditional glass as it is more scratch-sensitive. 

Description

Acrylic mirror sheets are the newest addition to our range of acrylic plastic. Like standard glass mirrors, acrylic mirror sheets have crystal clear mirror effect. And Acrylic has a few extra advantages. First of all, you have a choice from a range of colours allowing you to create unique decorative effects. Secondly, mirrored acrylic has the same characteristics as other acrylic varieties: the sheets are stronger and lighter than glass. This versatile product is also known as acrylic mirror or acrylate mirror. Our selection comes in a choice of six colours and two sheet thicknesses – 3 and 5 millimetres. Our silver coloured mirror acrylic is available in both thicknesses, whilst goldbronzeanthracitered and blue sheets are all 3 millimetres thick. Acrylic mirror sheets have many uses in interior and exterior construction projects as well as interior design and sign making.

Characteristics of acrylic mirror sheets

Acrylic mirror sheets are extruded acrylic sheets. Extruded acrylic is brought to the desired thickness by a repeated rolling process which minimises the amount of raw materials required. However, this multiple rolling also increases the internal tension within the product, making the finished product more prone to splintering. We therefore recommend being extra careful if you are planning on working with the material. Keep in mind, we are happy to cut any sheets to your exact requirements. This will ensure your work has smooth edges which are safe and true.

The big advantage of an acrylic mirror in comparison to a glass mirror is that the sheets are 30 times more impact resistant, and only half the weight of a glass mirror of the same thickness. Consequently, it will be easier to attach and cover a larger area with an acrylic mirror sheet. You can fasten a mirrored sheet by using double sided tape, adhesive or screw fixings. Extruded acrylic has two downsides. The first downside is that acrylic is more likely to get scratched. Scratches can be easily removed by polishing the surface. The second downside is that most alterations, like drillingcutting or sawing, are difficult to accomplish. It’s not impossible for the experienced handyman, but keep in mind that internal tensions make the sheet more prone to breaking. If you still have questions about acrylic mirror sheets or how to implement them, please contact us.

Ordering mirror acrylic sheets cut to size

It’s quick and easy to order customised perspex mirror sheet. We will cut it to size for you and you will receive the order within 48 hours. We will keep you informed of the order status via e-mail.

Questions?

Do you have any questions about our products or the ordering process?

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