White opal acrylic sheets
Our range white opal acrylic sheets include all commonly used sheet thicknesses required for professional and hobby purposes. Plasticsheetsshop supplies white opal sheeting in a thickness from 3 to 8 millimetres and a maximum sheet size of 305 by 205 centimetres. Opal acrylic plastic can be ordered in cast or extruded sheets. Cast acrylic sheets are stronger than extruded sheets when it comes to working with the material. If the project requires further finishing touches such as drilling, sawing, milling or bending we recommend choosing a cast acrylic sheet. Extruded opal acrylic is the more affordable choice and will do the job if there is no need to alter the surface. White opal acrylic is regularly used for lightboxes, advertising and interior design purposes. Its light transmission is 28% and the light is evenly distributed across the sheet to optimise illumination. All opal acrylic sheets can be cut to size free of charge and will be ready for delivery within 48 hours.
Characteristics of white opal acrylic sheets
Plasticsheetsshop supplies cast and extruded opal acrylic sheets. Cast acrylic sheets are made by pouring the raw material into moulds to create strong, large sheets. The sheets leave the factory at a standard size of 305 by 205 centimetres. Extruded acrylic sheets are brought to the desired thickness by a repeated rolling process which minimises the amount of raw material that is required. However, this multiple rolling also increases the internal tension within the product, making the finished sheet more prone to splintering and breaking. We therefore recommend cast acrylic sheeting if you intend to work on the sheet yourself.
Opal acrylic is 30 times more impact resistant than regular glass and it has a 28% transparency. The strength and the homogeneous colour make opal acrylic sheets suitable for many outdoor applications. For example, it can be used in lightboxes for advertising or privacy windows. Indoors these white opal sheets are often used for interior design and in the construction of stands. Opal acrylic sheets are a choice material for DIY projects. The sheets are easy to work with using standard DIY tools. Even without a lot of experience you can easily cut, saw or drill an acrylic sheet. Bending an acrylic sheet requires heating it in an oven or with a heat gun. Acrylic plastic is a thermoplastic material, meaning the sheets will soften as they are heated. Compared to regular glass, acrylic only has one main downside: it’s more likely to get scratched. Scratches can be easily removed by polishing the surface. And remember, we’re here to help you! Don’t hesitate to contact our customer service for any further questions. You can order any acrylic sheet cut to size free of charge!