Plexiglas (acrylic) sheets are material with a wide range of use - from a production of precision components for engineering to products designed for home. It is used for the production of billboards, glazing, safety screens, roof backlighting, furniture, lamps, components for healthcare and chemical industry. Plexiglas is manufactured in two forms - as casted and extruded sheets.
Casted sheets (marked as GS) are manufactured in a wide range of thicknesses and colours, including thick blocks and different surface proofing.
Extruded sheets (marked as XT) are produced in a limited range of colours in clear, opal and tinted sheets and surface proofing with improved impact resistance.
Sheets from extruded and casted plexiglass have many different properties that result from their different structure, and those are usually taken into account when processing. Significant differences are only apparent during thermal processing, in other cases is processing of both types of sheets very similar.
PROPERTIES OF PLEXIGLAS SHEETS
- Excellent optical properties with almost no colour distortion, even in thick blocks
- Excellent resistance to weather conditions
- Good impact resistance
- High-gloss, hard surface
- High tensile in strength and strength in bend
- Easy thermal formability by simple tools
- Easy cleaning
- Possibility of full recycling