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FAQs of Perspex® Acrylic

What is Perspex® Acrylic?.

Perspex® Acrylic is a brand name for acrylic. It is a tradename of Lucite International and is polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) acrylic sheet which is manufactured from methyl methacrylate monomer (MMA).

What is Translucent Coloured Perspex® Acrylic?

This means that although the Perspex® Acrylic colour allows transmission of a minimal amount of light, you are unable to see through the material, but you would see a shadow if you held a hand up behind a translucent colour sheet. Perspex® Acrylic Frost and Satin are translucent.

What is Transparent Coloured Perspex® Acrylic?

This means that the Perspex® Acrylic colour is see through. So in effect, the sheet is clear but tinted with colour.

What is Solid Coloured Perspex® Acrylic?

This means that the Perspex® Acrylic colour does not allow transmission of light, and you would not see a shadow if you held your hand up behind a solid colour sheet.

How is the light transmission of Perspex® Acrylic calculated?

When light transmission values are given, they are for nominal 3mm thickness. The light transmission of Perspex® Acrylic varies according to thickness.

The thickness of Perspex® Acrylic coloured sheet I want is not listed, can you make it?

We can manufacture standard colours in any thickness -subject to a minimal order quantity of approx 8 full sheets (3000mm x 2000mm).

I need to match a particular colour, can you help?

We can manufacture Perspex® Acrylic to almost any colour imaginable -subject to a minimum order quantity of approx 16 full sheets and lead time of 3 months.
Note: Our normal Perspex® Acrylic colour selection is already extremely wide.

How do I work out the weight of Perspex® Acrylic sheet?

By using a specific gravity of Perspex® Acrylic sheet (1.19) you can use the following simple formula to work out the weight of any Perspex® Acrylic sheet or cut to size panel:
length (in metres) x width (in metres) x thickness (in mm) x 1.19 = weight in kg

How can I clean Perspex® Acrylic sheeting?

Perspex® Acrylic sheet can be cleaned by washing with a solution of luke warm water with a drop of washing-up liquid. Use a soft cloth to loosen any dirt. Then, rinse with cold water and dry with a very soft cloth to prevent water spotting. You should not use strong chemicals, glass spray, or other abrasive cleaning materials, nor should you use any form of scraper or squeegee or other sharp instrument.

What are the advantages of using Perspex® Acrylic sheet?

  • A 30 Year quarantee against dicolouration
  • 10 year written guarantee for colours and frost
  • 100% recyclable
  • Clear sheet offers excellent optical clarity
  • Comprehensive range of colours and finishes
  • Excellent weather and UV resistance
  • High shock, abrasion and flex resistance
  • Low density/ light weight compared with glass




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