Acrylic is generally considered to have the best optical clarity of all the materials. It also has greater surface hardness & machines more cleanly. It comes in many more colors and thickness & is easier to get custom colors & special effects.
Solid Acrylic Sheets Acrylic is the best alternate to glass. It is safer and cost effective. It can be moulded in different shapes based on the requirement. Refer to the below list to find out further details of the same.
Even with its strength and durability, acrylic sheet is only half the weight of glass.
Expansion and Contraction:
Cast acrylic sheet responds to temperature changes by expanding or contracting at a far greater rate than glass
Cast acrylic sheet is much more flexible than glass or many other building materials. When using large sheets for windows, it is important that rabbets or channels be deep enough to provide support against high winds.
Despite heat, cold, sunlight, and humidity acrylic sheet maintains its original appearance and color.
UV Light Resistance:
Clear acrylic sheet resists ultraviolet light degradation. Each acrylic sheet has a ten-year-limited warranty against yellowing and loss of light transmission.
Acrylic sheets have excellent light transmission. Clearer than glass! Will not yellow after prolonged sun exposure.
Colorless Cast acrylic sheet has a light transmittance of 92%. It is clearer than window glass and will not turn yellow. Cast acrylic sheet is also available in a large variety of transparent and translucent colors.
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