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Clear Perspex® Cast Acrylic

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Clear Perspex ® Cast Acrylic

Perspex ® clear cast acrylic is a British made superior thermoplastic material.  It is commonly favoured for its aesthetic qualities and chosen for the combination of its remarkable transparency, weightlessness, super strength, and weathering.  More detail can be found below. Our Perspex ® clear cast acrylic comes with protective film on both sides to keep these Perspex ® sheets in excellent condition. For advice about choosing acrylic please do not hesitate to get in touch with our friendly team of plastic experts. We do sell other brands of comparable clear acrylic which you can find here.

Remarkable transparency

Perspex ® clear cast acrylic offers exceptional light transmission in excess of 92% of visible light. It is superior to all other thermoplastic sheets and higher than that of glass with virtually no colour bias. This makes it an excellent alternative to glass for glazing projects.  Even after 10 years of outdoor exposure, Perspex ® clear cast acrylic will continue to transmit 85% of visible light while other thermoplastic sheet will show a much greater reduction over the same period.

Lightweight with Super Strength

Perspex ® clear cast acrylic is exceptionally hard wearing. It is half the weight of glass while also being much stronger. This makes it an excellent and safer choice for fabrication, installation and transportation. 


Chemical and water resistance

Further to its remarkable transparency and strength, Perspex ® clear cast acrylic also displays very low water absorption, superb chemical resistance and a wide working temperature range of -34oC – 80oC. This makes it great for use in hygienic areas where it may be repeatedly cleaned, and it is also approved for food contact. 

Aesthetic Qualities

Perspex ® clear cast acrylic isa leading material with a high gloss surface ideal for edge polishing to bring a high gloss shine.  Perspex ® clear cast acrylic is suitable for outdoor use: it will not yellow or discolour through exposure to sunlight.
 

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Our Most Frequently Asked Questions

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.
 
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.
 
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 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 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®,.
We offer a 1 hour delivery time slot on most of our orders sized under 1m. When your order is on its way you will receive a link to re-arrange this time to better suit if you wish.  

Our larger orders are delivered via specialist couriers and we will email you the day before their delivery.  

Whichever delivery option you choose, you will see your expected delivery date before you checkout. If you choose our standard delivery, this date is an estimate.
 

Standard Delivery - £9.00
All orders are delivered using our standard delivery service unless you choose our next day service.  
 
Standard delivery is usually 5 - 7 working days. Orders with optional extras or cut-to-shape pieces are usually 5 working days.

Where possible, we will let you know if something is going to take longer than expected.
Standard delivery dates are estimated so please allow time to receive and check your order before you need to use the material or before contractors are due to begin work.

There are certain postcodes where we cannot deliver to at our offer price of £9.00. They are postcodes with prefix letters PA and PH (charged at £30) and BT, GY, HS, IM, IV, JE, KW, PO Isle of Wight, TR and ZE (charged at £40). 


Next Day Delivery -  £25.00 
We can deliver orders for clear acrylic, polycarbonate (up to 12mm thick) and silver acrylic mirror next day.  Where next day delivery is available we will offer you this choice during checkout. 

Please order before 1pm.  Orders received after 1pm will be delivered the following working day after. Working days are Monday to Friday; weekends and public holidays are excluded.

If any items ordered on a next day delivery are out of stock, we will contact you to organise alternative arrangements.
  
Safe Delivery
If we think that your order cannot be delivered safely using our standard service, we will contact you to let you know and discuss the delivery options with you. This normally is only the case for orders so large they need to be delivered on a pallet.

We recommend you allow time between receiving your delivery and starting any work in case any part of your order needs to be replaced.


Collection - 
You are welcome to collect your order at our Trade Counter - please select this option during checkout.  This service is free.

Due to the current situation regarding COVID-19, we are only allowing collection by appointment.

Our Trade Counter is open from 8am until 4pm Monday to Thursday and 8am until 3pm on Fridays. We are closed on weekends and bank holidays.


To find out more about our delivery service and charges, please click here to visit our delivery information page.
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