Here at acrylux Ltd, we only supply and use acrylic sheets from leading manufacturers because we have confidence that they are manufactured to a high benchmark of quality. The brands we use include Perspex, Plexiglas, Acrycast and Madreperla. As a result, when you employ acrylux Ltd to manufacture acrylic products, you can be sure of receiving high quality and durable products. For more information about our acrylic material, to buy acrylic sheets or to discuss a fabrication project, please get in touch.
Extruded and Cast Acrylic
Acrylic is manufactured via two different methods: extruded and cast. Each type of acrylic sheet lends itself to different applications. Depending on the nature of your project, we can recommend the best acrylic sheets to use.
Cast acrylic is produced by pumping liquid MMA (methyl methacrylate monomer) into a mould that is usually made from glass. Following this, the mould is submerged into a specialist water tank where it is left to cool. The resulting product is a rigid sheet of polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA).
Generally speaking, extruded sheets are less malleable than cast acrylic, meaning that cast acrylic is better for use in projects that require line bending or form draping. We have cast acrylic sheets in over 30 different colours including clear and opal. We offer 13 different sheet sizes in 2mm to 50mm thickness. Our cast acrylic sheet sizes include:
Extruded acrylic is produced via an extrusion barrel which melts the pellets ready for forming. The liquid acrylic is then processed and passed through cooling rollers. The rollers can achieve both a smooth or embossed finish depending on your requirements.
We can use extruded acrylic in clear, opals, black, silicone glass, anti-reflective and high impact options. Our extruded acrylic is available in a number of colours and tints. Sheet sizes include sheet widths of up to 2050mm and a variety of lengths, although 3050mm is the standard length. Extruded acrylic sheets offer the following advantages:
Other Types of Plastic Sheets Available
We also provide a wide range of other types of acrylic and plastic sheets including:
Contact acrylux Ltd
If you require further information about our acrylic sheets or would like to arrange a quotation, then get in touch with the team at acrylux Ltd. We provide expert acrylic fabrication services throughout the UK at competitive prices.