This frosted acrylic sheet is clear in colour. The sandblasting technique with which the sheet has been treated gives it its frosted (matte) appearance. The sheet is opaque but allows light through. This is why it is often used as privacy glazing. Frosted acrylic sheets are not only thirty times stronger than glass, but also half as light. The sheets are also UV resistant, which means they can be used for indoor and outdoor use. Bear in mind that the thickness can deviate by approximately 10%. To ensure that the sheets are not damaged, on delivery they are provided with protective film on both sides. We cut the sheets for you in any shape you like.
Lightweight and strong
Acrylic weighs 50% less than regular glass, and still it is a lot stronger: compared to glass, acrylic is 30 times as impact resistant. It takes a lot of force to break an acrylic sheet, but when is does break it cracks in a clean line and will not splinter like glass. In comparison to glass, acrylic has a higher transparency and lets through more light. This will be especially apparent when comparing thicker acrylic and glass sheets.
Acrylic’s strength makes it ideal for outdoor applications, such as wind breaks and skylights. For these purposes it also helps that acrylic is UV and weather resistant. Because of the dense surface, water and dirt won’t stick. Regular cleaning with an anti-static plastic cleaner is recommended to prevent the acrylic sheet from attracting dust.
Easy to process
Acrylic is easy to work with, but there is a clear difference between cast and extruded acrylic sheets. Extruded acrylic sheets are less suitable for certain processing because of internal tension in the material. This tension makes extruded sheets prone to breaking when you drill or saw them. This is a cast sheet, so with the right tools and preparation it is easy to work with. The sheet is covered by a protective film to protect it from damage during transport and handling.
Cast acrylic sheets have a few important characteristics. The following aspects are good to know about our acrylic sheets:
This sheet from the Greencast® brand is made from 100% recycled acrylic, so is a sustainable choice. Recycled acrylic is of high quality and has exactly the same properties as regular acrylic.
|Mechanical properties (at 20°C)|
|Stretch to breakage||%||3,5|
|High pressure strength||N/mm2||117,7|
|Water absorption at 20°C RV 65%||%||0,25|
|Water absorption at 20°C RV 100%||%||0,36|
|processing temperature (Vivat)||°C||105|
|Linear expansion coefficient||°C||70.10-6|
|Maximum permissible temperature, without load||°C||70|
|Minimum permissible temperature, without load||°C||-20|
|Dielectric loss factor||tg||0,017|
|Surface resistance||Ω||10 14|
|Specific resistance||Ω.cm||>10 13|
Cast acrylic is better suited for processing than extruded acrylic. Extruded sheets contain more internal tension due to the production method, therefore they are more likely to break. This is a cast sheet, so with the right tools it is easy to work with.
The acrylic sheet is UV resistant, therefore it is an excellent choice for indoor and outdoor applications. Often, acrylic is used as a replacement for glass because it is lightweight, strong and has a high transparency.
When it is still too cool outside in the spring, a windshield provides a pleasant shelter for sitting outdoors.
You could almost forget what acrylic sheet is actually used for most: as a substitute for regular glass.
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