Perspex Acrylic Uses
As Perspex has outstanding clarity, comes in a large range of colours, is weather resistant, hard wearing and can be easily fabricated it therefore lends itself to numerous applications.
Here are just a few uses:
Signs, shelving, sales displays, model displays, pictures, frames, glazing, windows, guards, glass replacement, furniture, light boxes and lighting applications, walling, skylights, exhibition displays and many many more
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Other Perspex Acrylic Products Available
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Perspex Acrylic Glass-Look provides the appearance of green tint glass but at half the weight and five times its impact strength, offers the aesthetics but without the associated risk of breakages.
Perspex Acrylic Frost has a double-sided matt surface which gives an effect similar to that of sand-blasted or etched glass. Perspex® Frost is available in subtle shades of clear and opal to fresh pastel colours, right through the spectrum to deep, warm reds and rich greens and blues.
Perspex Acrylic Fluorescent sports a vivid, fluorescent edge which appears to glow under ambient light as though having its own light source. Available in a wide range of colours, Perspex® Fluorescent creates a striking effect for any display.
Perspex Acrylic Opal LED Light Source Grade is optimised to transmit the wavelength of LED light and has a high light transmission of around 59%. LED illumination allows for slimmer lightboxes and cut-out letters and has a longer lifetime (up to 100,000 hours) and lower maintenance costs.
Perspex Acrylic Vario The six fresh colours available in the Perspex Vario range are more muted than the Fluorescent, albeit the colour remains more vivid on the edge than in the mass of the sheet. The edge of the sheet fluoresces brightly under both a UV light source and under ambient light. The surface colour also appears to change as the angle of vision shifts.
Perspex Acrylic Pearlescent is available in a range of five colours from the natural end of the spectrum to stronger gold and platinum metallics. Perspex® Pearlescent is a single-sided product that uses light and shade to good effect as the light is reflected from the surface at different angles due to the orientation of the metallic flakes.
Perspex Acrylic Sparkle, as seen on TV's 60-minute makeover, is available in six colours, each of which is enhanced by the addition of thousands of glitter particles, providing a sparkle or shimmer effect from the sheet surface.
Perspex Acrylic Silk has a matt texture on one side only. This surface finish is primarily to help avoid glare by reducing reflections but also works equally well to disguise finger marks from handling.
Perspex Acrylic Secret Sign Signage constructed from Perspex Secret Sign appears black when not illuminated and red, blue, green or white, dependent upon the product used, when backlit. The surface of Perspex® Secret Sign has a fine matt texture as standard.
Perspex Acrylic S-Lux and D-Lux The patented surface featured on Perspex® S-Lux and D-Lux offers excellent brightness and brilliant, even illumination for edge-lit sign applications, eliminating the banding effect that can occur in conventional backlit units. Providing a controlled angle of reflection, signs can be created that are slim and attractive whilst graphically clear and easy to maintain.
Perspex Acrylic Prismex is a speciality acrylic sheet with a patent protected dot matrix on the surface of the material. This surface reflects and refracts light across the sheet to give maximum, bright, even illumination without the banding effect that can occur in conventional backlit units. Perspex® Prismex® has a controlled angle of reflection, enabling users to manage the light inside a signage panel and create ultra-slim light box structures.
Perspex VA Museum Grade is a colourless, cast acrylic sheet with integral UV protection and is suitable for specialist glazing applications and display cases. Perspex® VE is characterised by a slight yellow hue, derived from the UV inhibitor which acts to block out 99.99% of UV rays and is intended more for the protection of highly sensitive museum exhibits.
Perspex Acrylic Vision has been designed for use as a rear projection screen. Available in transparent and opaque variants, Perspex Vision offers clarity and brightness for the projected image. Perspex Clear Vision provides a wide viewing angle with a bright, clear image. While maintaining its transparency during projection, the clear screen also allows an unobscured view through it when not in use. Perspex Hi Vision provides a superb viewing angle and retains the full clarity, sharpness and contrast of the projected image with illumination points hidden behind the opaque sheet. BESPOKE ONLY
Perspex Acrylic Pyramid is a textured surface that can be used for a variety of display and lighting applications.
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Perspex Rods and Tubes
Plastic rods and tubes are available in a number of variants from acrylic with a highly polished surface of polycarbonate for improved impact resistance. With a wide range of diameters, complemented by a number of other profiles, spheres and cubes, these products add another dimension to point of purchase applications.
Gammacril Round Rods
Gammacril cast acrylic round rods are turned from square to produce diameters up to 200mm. Final polishing ensures that Gammacril round rods are supplied with a highly polished and brilliant surface, typical of cast acrylic.
Gammacril Square Rods
Gammacril cast acrylic square rods are available up to 200mm square and are supplied with a highly polished and brilliant surface, achieved by diamond polishing and final buffing.
Gammacril rods are also available in special profiles such as halfround, triangular, rectangular, hexagonal and octagonal in addition to spheres, cubes and discs. All Gammacril products come with a highly polished surface as standard although can be sourced as a ground finish, where required.
Esacril extruded acrylic tubes are available up to 300mm in diameter, the largest diameter that is available in the semi-finished product market, and with a wall thickness typically 1-6mm dependent upon diameter.
Esacril Shock Resistant
Esacril Shock Resistant is produced using a high impact grade of acrylic. This modified grade improves the impact resistance of the tube.
Esacril Satin has a fine, matt texture on the outer surface. This surface finish is primarily to help create a diffused light effect when used in lighting applications. However, it also works equally well to disguise finger marks from handling.
Cast acrylic tubes are produced in diameters up to 500mm by the centrifugation of methylmethacrylate monomer in round moulds which are finished by polishing the external surface of each tube. This method ensures an excellent optical appearance in addition to good mechanical, chemical and thermal characteristics.
Extruded polycarbonate tubes are available up to 250mm diameter for applications that require a higher impact resistance than can be achieved from acrylic. Esalux tubes benefit from being UV stabilised and have a wide service temperature from -50° to +100°C.