Acrylic sheets are well-known and a popular plastic. This versatile material is easy to work with yourself. It is very strong, lightweight and suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. Acrylic sheets are available in more than 40 colours and 10 different thicknesses. Are you curious to know more about this great material? We’ll tell you all about Acrylic on this page.
Did you know…
that you can easily order A-quality acrylic sheets cut-to-size on our product pages?
When we talk about acrylic sheets on this page, we also mean the material acrylic glass. This plastic is also known by names such as:
Acrylic sheets are available in two different grades: extruded (XT) and cast (GS). The difference between these two sheets is due to two different manufacturing processes.
With (XT) acrylic sheets, the liquid material is extruded (pressed) into a sheet. This makes the manufacturing process more efficient and therefore faster. This makes (XT) acrylic sheets cheaper. The disadvantage is that the extrusion gives the (XT) acrylic sheet a higher internal material stress. This makes (XT) acrylic sheets less suitable for self-processing, as (XT) acrylic sheets are more likely to crack or break.
Cast acrylic sheets are poured into a mould during production. This produces a cast (GS) acrylic sheet, which is without internal material stresses. Consequently, this grade is very suitable for self-machining and therefore hardly splinters or cracks in contrast to extruded (XT) acrylic sheets.
Acrylic sheets are an extremely versatile material. There are an almost infinite number of possible applications. So let your creativity run wild! Below we share some examples of general areas of application for acrylic sheets, and also a small selection of specific applications.
Some general areas examples of where you can use acrylic sheets are:
Specific examples of possible applications we can think of are:
Below you will find further application examples of acrylic sheets.
In our wide range you will find acrylic sheets in more than 40 colours and more than 10 thicknesses. You will even find acrylic sheets with a mirror finish. All available colours and thicknesses are listed in the blocks below.
If you want to machine acrylic sheets yourself, we recommend first choosing cast (GS) acrylic sheets. These cast sheets (for more information, see “What types of acrylic sheets are available?”) are very suitable for self-machining. Machining of (XT) acrylic sheets is also possible, but special care must be taken here.
Machining operations such as drilling and sawing are of course possible. But acrylic sheets are also suitable for:
Below you will find all the possibilities for machining acrylic sheets.
Acrylic sheets are very easy to assemble, for example with screws. If you want to join acrylic sheets together, we recommend using a special adhesive such as Acrifix acrylic adhesive. This adhesive makes the two sheets fuse together, so to speak. A standard adhesive will not work for joining acrylic sheets.
Wondering which adhesive is best for your project? Consult our practical Adhesive Finder for the best individual advice. With just a few clicks, you can find out which adhesive is best suited for your project.
Acrylic sheets are very easy to maintain. We recommend keeping acrylic sheets clean with an antistatic cleaner and a soft cloth. Never use aggressive or abrasive cleaning agents for cleaning, and do not use coarse brushes or scouring pads. This could dull the surface of the sheet. It is possible that a scratch may appear on your acrylic sheets. In this case, you can always polish acrylic sheets with a special polishing agent.
Acrylic sheets have unique properties. These properties make acrylic sheets versatile and pleasant to work with. But besides their practical properties, acrylic sheets are also beautiful to look at.
We have listed the most important properties of acrylic sheets for you below.
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Follow these simple steps to order your acrylic sheets:
Your order will always be delivered as quickly as possible. All products are carefully packed for transport. The coloured acrylic sheets are even provided with a protective film on both sides.
If you are not yet sure which acrylic sheets you would like to have? Why not order a sample first? You can do this conveniently via the product pages of the acrylic sheets you are interested in.
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