Clear Acrylic Sheet

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Clear Acrylic Sheet
Clear Acrylic Sheet
Clear Acrylic Sheet
Clear Acrylic Sheet

Step 1 - Choose Colour & Size



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Maximum: 3050mm
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Maximum: 2030mm

Step 2 - Optional Extras

Read more about Rubber Stops

Rubber Stops

Use our CLEAR Round Self Adhesive Rubber Stops on your Furniture Protector for a more secure finish or if you are concerned about possible slippage. Our packs contain 20 Rubber Stops.

The Rubber Stops are approximately 11mm x 2mm in size and made of clear polyurethane coated with a powerful pressure sensitive adhesive to the back.
 
In practice we have found that using a pad approximately every 300mm to 500mm is extremely effective in stopping the furniture protector from moving about when in use.

 

 

Read more about Polished Edges

Polished Edges

Our Polished Edge Service provides a high gloss shine to the edges of your plastic.  We polish  edges either with a flame or diamond polishing.  Simply tick the box to select this service.

Read more about Number of Holes

Number of Holes

Please enter how many holes you would like drilling.

Location - If you order standard holes we will drill 5mm holes centred 25mm from the edges in each corner or evenly spaced (depending on how many you order) unless you tell us otherwise.  For panels 150mm wide or less the holes will be centred 15mm from the edge of the material unless you tell us otherwise. To avoid compromising the material, holes cannot be centred any closer to the edge than 15mm. If you order less than four holes please tell us where you would like them drilled.  

Size -  we drill holes to a maximum diameter of 20mm. If you need anything above this size please order it as as 'Cut-Out'.

Giving Us Instructions - you can specify your hole diameter and location as you checkout. Please provide your instructions in our 'Special Comments’ box which you will see before you pay for your order. 

Alternatively, if you have a drawing you can upload it and attach it with your order.

That’s it. If we have any question’s we’ll be in touch. Thanks.

Read more about Hole Types

Holes Type

We can drill stndard holes or counter sunk holes.  Please choose from our menu.

If you require advice, please contact our friendly team on 0113 249 2222.

Read more about Cut Outs

Cut Outs


We can cut shapes out of your plastic for you. For example, socket holes in acrylic splashbacks.

Please upload a drawing showing what you would like with sizes marked on.

If you need any assistance, please call our friendly team on 0113 249 2222.
 
Read more about Hole Position Design

Sending Us A Drawing

If you'd like to send us a drawing to show any requirements please upload it here.

It will come to us along with your order.

​ You can upload a PDF or an image with any of the following extensions:

  • .gif
  • .pdf
  • .png
  • .jpg
  • .jpeg
Read more about Screws

Screws

Our screws are 3.5mm x 30mm wall screws

Read more about Screw Covers

Screw Covers

Our screw covers are chrome effect

Read more about Rounded Corners

Rounded Corners

Please enter how many corners you would like rounded.  If you require less than four corners rounding please tell us which corners they are.  

Radius - We will round corners with a 25mm radius unless you tell us otherwise.  If you would like to specify the radius you can do so as you checkout

Giving Us Instructions -  . Please provide your instructions in our 'Special Comments’ box which you will see before you pay for your order.  Alternatively, if you have a drawing you can upload it and attach it with your order.

That’s it. If we have any question’s we’ll be in touch. Thanks.

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Acrylic Sheets (Perspex® equivalent)

Here at The Plastic People, we pride ourselves on providing bespoke acrylic products to suit your specific needs, whatever they may be.

We sell high-quality and multi-purpose clear plastic sheets made from clear as glass acrylic

Acrylic glass is 10x stronger than normal glass and also significantly lighter, so you needn’t worry too much about where you place it. Any given acrylic sheet cut to size by The Plastic People also benefits from a surface which is just as crystal clear in its appearance in comparison to glass

You’ll be delighted to hear that you can order a clear plastic sheet cut to size. Our service enables you to tailor your made to measure order to meet your requirements.

Simply enter your specifications into the quote calculator above and you’re good to go. Choose the required thickness, width and length in either millimetres, centimetres or inches – and get a free quote for clear cut to size acrylic today.

Where can clear acrylic plastic sheeting be used?

Made to measure acrylic is ideal for a wide variety of purposes around the home. Clear plastic sheets made from acrylic are exceptionally hard wearing yet very easy to handle – making them also ideal for outdoor use.

Acrylic glass can be cut to size to fit around your garden as necessary. Whether it’s greenhouse glazing or shed windows – this type of plastic can withstand the elements, offering you great value over time.

Moving indoors, you can take the tape measure around your bathroom to help you get the right acrylic cut to size quote for shower splashbacks, for example. You can even measure your windows to get an idea of how much clear acrylic glass you’d need for secondary glazing, too.

Ordering clear acrylic sheeting cut to size

It’s easy to get a quote for clear plastic sheets once you enter your measurements into our quote calculator.

In addition to this, you can also add some optional extras to your quote if you feel they’re of benefit. You can add rubber stops, screws and screw covers, and you can also select whether you’d like for us to polish the edges of your order to add a high gloss shine.

If you do need screws to fix your order into place, we can also drill holes into the clear plastic sheet itself. All you need to do is enter the number of holes you need drilling and then select the size you need the holes to be.

And, if you have particular place where you need the holes to be positioned – you can also upload a drawing (upto 5MB).

Ordering clear acrylic sheeting cut to shape

You can also get a quote for clear acrylic cut to shape.

There are six different shapes to choose from:

  • T-Shape

  • L-Shape

  • Triangle

  • Semi-Circle

  • Circle

  • Oval

As with cut to size orders for clear plastic sheeting, you need to enter your preferred measurements in millimetres, centimetres or inches.

Since we’re dealing with shapes, you’ll need to enter the exact dimensions of each edge of your chosen shape (diameter for circle and oval).

Again, you can also add several optional extras to your clear plastic sheet order if needed.

We can also cut acrylic to bespoke shapes. Just email across a drawing and we’ll send you a quote depending on the size and complexity of what you require. Inc a link here ‘email and below ‘std sheets’

If you’re simply looking to buy clear plastic sheets individually, our standard sizes might be just what you need.


Complimentary upgrade when buying 2mm clear acrylic sheets

Please note that we currently provide complimentary upgrades on orders for 2mm acrylic to PET. We do this because we'd rather supply you with a stronger option for better delivery.

PET has a higher impact resistance so will break much less easily than 2mm acrylic which can’t be sent on a standard courier delivery. PET does however have a slightly softer surface than acrylic so it does scratch more easily and is therefore not suitable for furniture protectors.

If you are looking for material suitable for this purpose, please look at our specific Furniture Protectors page here.

Delivery Options

When it comes to delivery, there are a few options.

You can pay for next day delivery if you want your order to arrive promptly, or even select a specific day of your preference with named day delivery.

However, unless you choose otherwise, all orders will be delivered using our standard delivery service.

To ensure our acrylic glass sheets reach you in perfect condition, rest assured that we cover them with a protective film surface ahead of delivery. So, why not complete your very own made to measure order today with The Plastic People?
 

Related Accessories

Are Acrylic and Perspex the same ?
Perspex is a brand name for acrylic (in the same way that hoover is a brand name for a vaccum cleaner).  There are other brands of acrylic too – such as Plexiglass.
 
Can acrylic be used behind a hob ?

Acrylic can be used for kitchen splashbacks but the following distances should be kept between the outer edge of your hob and the acrylic: at least 60mm for ceramic hobs and at least 200mm for gas hobs. Acrylic is not suitable for use behind an Aga or similar range cooker.
See our splashback pages for further details.

Can acrylic be used in bathrooms ?
Acrylic can be used for bathroom splashbacks, shower splashbacks and bath panels. 

Acrylic can be delivered at a maximum size of 3m x 2m meaning it is possible to cover a large area without the need for any seams (this means no more grouting !). 

Because acrylic is so light, lfting acrylic and fixing it to walls is a fairly straightforward DIY task.  See our acrylic splashbacks for further details.
 
Can I buy acrylic offcuts?
Our acrylic is sold cut to size so we can supply what you need.  Working in this way we reduce our offcuts anda nything too small to reuse is collected for recycling.
How can I clean acrylic ?
We suggest simply use warm soapy water and a soft cotton cloth.   Any chemical cleaner should be avoided as it is likely to damage the acrylic.  If you would like to use a cleaning product we suggest our specialist acrylic cleaner and polish Vuplex.
 
How can I cut acrylic sheets
You can cut acrylic at home yourself - learn how to do it here.
How can I cut Perspex
Cutting Perspex can be done at home - see our guide on how to do it here.
How do I dispose of acrylic?
For recycling purposes plastics are categorised into 7 groups. Acrylic sheet is classified as group 7. Although group 7 plastics can be recycled most councils do not collect it in their curb side collections.
The best way to dispose of unwanted acrylic sheet is to take it to your local council household waste and recycling centre.
How do I remove scratches from acrylic?
Scratches can be removed from acrylic and this is something you can do yourself. Learn how by reading our blog post with step by step instructions of how to remove scratches from acrylic
 
How does acrylic compare to other plastics in strength?
In terms of strength and impact resistance, Polycarbonate is stronger than acrylic and is virtually unbreakable followed by PET/PETG and then acrylic. To put this into perspective with glass - acrylic is around 10 times stronger than glass and polycarbonate is around 200 times stromger than glass.
How flexible is acrylic?
Acrylic is relatively flexible compared to glass - it does bend. Thin acrylic sheets will bend more easily than thicker acrylic sheets.  If you over-flex acrylic it can crack or break.  If you require your acrylic bending we can do this for you, please email us with your requirements and we will be happy to help.
 
How scratch resistant is acrylic?
Acrylic is reasonably hard wearing but will scratch if something sharp or abrasive is put on it. 
Surface scratches can be removed from acrylic with a proprietary acrylic scratch remover.
Please see our blog post with step by step instructions of how to remove scratches from acrylic
 
How should I clean acrylic ?
The team here at The Plastic People are often asked about how to care for acrylic.  Acrylic should not be cleaned with chemical cleaners as this will very likely lead to damage.  Cleaning acrylic should be with warm soapy water and a soft cotton cloth.  We are impressed with a cleaning product called Vuplex which polishes acrylic to a high shine in minutes, keeping acrylic looking like brand new.   It also protects new plastic from scratches and grime and restores plastic which has fine scratches and in ground grime. 
How strong is acrylic?
In impact resistance tests, acrylic has been found to be between 10 - 20 times stronger than glass.
Is acrylic better than glass ?
Acrylic is 17 x stronger than glass and about half the weight of glass.

This means it is physically easier to lift, hang, carry or transport around and safer at the same time too.  Should acrylic be dropped, it is much less likely to break too.  If it does break, it will not shatter in the same way as glass.  It would not break into tiny sharp shards but into a couple of large, easy to pick up pieces.  This makes it ideal for situations where safety is paramount.

Acrylic is also clearer than glass and actually transmits more light than glass.  

 

Is acrylic heat resistant ?

Acrylic is heat resistant up to 70 degrees.

 

Is acrylic safe for food?
Acrylic is food safe and will not leach toxic chemicals like BPA.
Is acrylic suitable for outdoor use ?

Yes, acrylic can be used outside.

Is clear acrylic suitable for secondary glazing ?
Yes, acrylic is a good choice for secondary glazing. 

The benefits of secondary glazing include increased thermal and sound insulation as well as extra security. Acrylic’s light weight and flexibility make it very easy to install yourself at home and the extremely high light translucence means there will be no noticable reduction in light entering the room.

For extra security consider using polycarbonate sheeting which is roughly 30 times stronger than acrylic and is also ideal for secondary glazing.
 
What are the advantages of acrylic over glass?
- Acrylic is very clear - it lets through 92% of the visible light as opposed to 80% to 90% for glass.
- Glass reflects more light than acrylic and the thicker the glass the more discolouration you will notice. No matter what the thickness of clear acrylic, it will always be clear.
- Scratches can be polished out of acrylic but scratched glass cannot be repaired.
- Acrylic does not shatter into sharp shards like glass. Acrylic breaks into large pieces with relatively blunt edges.
- Acrylic scratches easier than glass but surface scratching can be polished out of acrylic while glass would most likely need to be replaced.
- Acrylic is 20% more efficient than glass in reducing temperature flux which means that the outside temperature penetrates the acrylic less easily that it would penetrate glass.
What are the benefits of acrylic splashbacks?
Acrylic is a popular choice for splashbacks. The main benefits of acrylic splashbacks are:
- Versatility - acrylic can be cut to shape and size, is easily fabricated to accommodate socket holes or bends in walls
- Durablilty - acrylic is very strong and has a high impact resistance meaning it is very unlikely to break (like glass or tiles)
- Hygienic - acrylic is safe to use with food. Acrylic does not harbour bacteria and is very easy to wipe clean. The splashback can often be seamless meaning no more grout lines.
- Longevity - coloured acrylic is highly resistant to fading.
- Lightweight - meaning you can easily lift it to fit.
What is the difference between Perspex and acrylic ?
What is known as Perspex is really a brand of acrylic.

Acrylic is common thermoplastic.  It's chemical name is polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA).  PMMA was invented in 1933.  Acrylic became available for commercial use under various protected trademarks such as Perspex®.  Other trademarks include are Plexiglas®,  Acrylite®,  Altuglas® and Lucite Plazcryl®,.
Why should I use acrylic instead of glass?
Acrylic is a great alternative to glass in that it is  about half the weight and 10 times the strength or glass making it a safer material. In addition, acrylic:
- Insulates better than glass
- Takes less energy to make             
- Offers higher impact resistance where glass can be more easily broken, becoming hazardous
- Provides better optical clarity
- Can be easily fabricated or shaped
- Can be polsihed to remove any scratching where glass cannot
 
To find out more about our delivery service and charges, please click here to visit our delivery information page.

Help & Advice

Acrylic is an incredibly versatile clear plastic that is suitable for lots of different projects.  If you are unsure about choosing a clear plastic, help your decision-making by reading our helpful article what are the differences between acrylic and polycarbonate 

We're always happy to help you with specifics and hope that as a starting point the links below to the most popular projects using acrylic might help:

We are also pleased to share further information about how to care for acrylic:


Customer Stories

Be inspired by how our customers have used clear acrylic - see pictures of their projects:


Do you have a question ? 

We have lots of Questions and Answers on our menu above specifically about Clear Acrylic but feel free to email us too. We are always happy to help.



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