Published 23rd February 2017 by Sheet Plastics
Chosen for high impact strength and low weight, plastics have thousands of specialist uses. From every day products such as gadgets and electronics, to transport such as cars, aircrafts and boats; polycarbonates and acrylics are very highly dependable.
Acrylic is an extremely versatile material and is often chosen for its transparency, excellent toughness, thermal stability, and durability. It is much clearer than glass and can come with UV stability to ensure it doesn t turn yellow by the sun. Low cost, easy to install and requiring very little maintenance acrylic is used in a number of settings, usually as a safer alternative to glass.
An effective glass replacement material, acrylic is used all around us, for our phone screens, aquariums, as windows or even as shower doors, to name just a few. Due to its light weight, acrylic is perfect for transport. Acrylic is the preferred choice for replacement boat panels, windows, wash boards and hatches, and will usually last for many years. Acrylic can withstand years of environmental battering, cleaning and polishing which makes it ideal for boats and other transport.
Another common specialist use for durable plastic is race car panels and windows. However this is usually polycarbonate, which is a softer plastic that bends or yields when under extreme conditions, making it suitable for race car body panels. With its excellent impact resistance and durability, it is ideally suited to a wide variety of applications. Shatter resistant, if an object impacts the polycarbonate it will bounce off. Unlike the acrylic however scratches cannot be buffed out. Polycarbonate windows mitigate the risk of sharp glass or Perspex splinters entering the car in the event of an accident.
We are the largest online plastic sheet stockist with a wide range of materials including include Acrylic sheet, Polycarbonate sheet, Foam PVC sheet, Aluminium composite sheet, and many other plastic sheet products. For more details or to receive a quote please do not hesitate to contact us.