Acrylic, also known as PMMA (polymethyl methacrylate), is a versatile
thermoplastic material that is widely used in various industries for its optical
clarity, weather resistance, and durability. In this article, we will explore
the benefits of acrylic and the various materials, components, and finishes
available for this material.
Acrylic has excellent transparency, similar to that of glass, making it an
ideal material for use in applications where visibility is crucial.
Additionally, acrylic can be easily shaped and molded, allowing for complex
designs and shapes to be created with ease.
Another benefit of acrylic is its weather resistance. Acrylic has excellent
UV resistance, making it an ideal material for outdoor applications. It also
has high impact resistance, making it an excellent alternative to glass in
situations where safety is a concern.
In addition to its optical clarity and weather resistance, acrylic is also a
very durable material. It is resistant to scratches, cracking, and chemical
corrosion, making it an excellent choice for applications where longevity is a
When it comes to materials for acrylic, there are several options
available. Clear acrylic is the most commonly used material, but there are
also colored and tinted options available. Additionally, there are also
various types of acrylic available, such as cast acrylic, extruded acrylic, and
impact-modified acrylic, each with its unique benefits.
In addition to the acrylic material itself, there are various components and
finishes that can be added to enhance its performance and appearance. For
example, acrylic can be coated with an anti-reflective coating to improve
visibility or a scratch-resistant coating to increase durability. There are
also various finishes available, such as matte, gloss, and textured, to enhance
the appearance of acrylic.
Overall, acrylic is a versatile material that offers excellent optical
clarity, weather resistance, and durability. With its ability to be easily
shaped and molded, acrylic is an excellent choice for applications where complex
designs and shapes are required. By choosing the right materials, components,
and finishes, manufacturers can create acrylic products that are tailored to
their specific applications and requirements.
Stocked Sheets for Acrylic
Stocked in 49" X 97" | 1244.6 mm x 2463.8 mm sheets
|Type||Thickness||ASTM Standard Thickness Tolerance|
|Clear Acrylic||0.060" | 1.5 mm||560001|
|Clear Acrylic||0.118" | 3.0 mm||± 0.012"|
|Clear Acrylic||0.236" | 6.0 mm||± 0.012"|
Please note: Our suppliers have provided the material data above, with the nominal thicknesses based on industry standards.