Difference Between Acrylic And Perspex | Sheet Plastics

Perspex vs Acrylic: What Are The Differences?

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What is the difference between Acrylic and Perspex?

What is Perspex? Perspex is a brand name for acrylic sheet. Acrylic is a commonly used name for Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA) which is produced by numerous manufacturers around the world. Each manufacturer then brands their sheets - some of the most common brands available in the UK are Perspex, Plexiglas, Policril, Acryglas and Acrycast.  

Does Sheet Plastics supply the Perspex brand?

Although we do not supply the Perspex brand, we do supply acrylic sheets that are of comparable quality. We source our acrylic sheets from some of the best manufacturers around the world to offer our customers the highest quality at the best prices.

 What are the comparable characteristics between Perspex and our range of Acrylic Sheets?

Below is some information which shows some of the similarities between the Perspex brand* and one of our brands of Acrylic Sheet. Comparing the characteristics of Acrylic to Perspex shows very little difference between the two products. If you have previously bought Perspex, you will notice very little difference if you opt for Acrylic sheets from Sheet Plastics in the future.

BRAND PERSPEX ACRYCAST
DENSITY 1.19 1.19
FIRE RATING CLASS 3 CLASS 3
MAXIMUM SERVICE TEMPATURE 80 Degrees C 80 Degrees C
LIGHT TRANMISSION 3MM CLEAR >92 >92
GUARANTEE AGAINST DISCOLOURATION 10 YEARS 10 YEARS

Our range of Acrylic Sheets can also be processed in the same ways as Perspex. These methods include laser cutting, CNC Cutting, Bending, Polishing, Forming, Cutting and Moulding.

*Perspex characteristics are taken from Perspex data sheets. 

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