As well as its higher strength and impact resistance, acrylic also has another advantage over glass: it is lighter. For the same thickness, acrylic sheet is about half as light as glass. It is nevertheless as well to take the weight of acrylic sheet into account because even if you are going to work with acrylic, it is advisable to make the surrounding construction strong enough.

What is the weight of acrylic?

Acrylic sheet has a specific weight of 1.2 kilos per square metre, per millimetre of sheet thickness. In the following overview, we give the weights per sheet thickness, per square metre:

 Sheet thickness Weight per m²
 2 mm  2,4 kilo
 3 mm  3,6 kilo
 4 mm  4,8 kilo
 5 mm  6 kilo
 6 mm  7,2 kilo
 8 mm  9,6 kilo
 10 mm  12 kilo
 12 mm  14,4 kilo
 15 mm  18 kilo
 20 mm  24 kilo
 25 mm  30 kilo
 30 mm  36 kilo