Frequently asked questions and answers
- Are acrylic sheets, Perspex® and PLEXIGLAS® the same?
No not quite. PLEXIGLAS® is an acrylic product and a registered trademark owned by German Evonik and it has some unique properties that not necessarily all acrylic based products have. We also sell Perspex® and Crylon® acrylic products from the world's largest acrylic manufacturers, which produce the highest quality of acrylic. Acrylic is actually called polymetamethyl acrylate, typically abbreviated PMMA, and is available in two variants. One is an extruded variant (XT) and the other is cast (CAST).
- Is acrylic impact-proof?
No, acrylic is not completely impact-proof. Do you need an impact-proof sheet then you can use polycarbonate – which by the way also is known as Lexan and Makrolon by other manufactures.
- Can you drill in acrylic?
- How unbreakable /impact-proof is polycarbonate?
Polycarbonate is a type of plastic sheet which almost cannot break. See this video to see the difference between acrylic and polycarbonate's breaking strength.
Polycarbonate is therefore especially useful as glass for the greenhouse which cannot break.See prices on break-proof greenhouse glass
- How do I adjust plastic sheets, like acrylic and polycarbonate?
It is easy. Use a fine toothed circular saw, jigsaw, hand saw or similar. See the video how to trim plastic sheets.
- How do I shape plastic sheets?
From the help of a bellows you can easily shape your plastic sheets in acrylic and Polycarbonate. See this video how you do it.
- Can I repair a scratched plastic sheet?
Yes and no. It depends on how deep and big the scratch is. See this video of how you can remove scratches in a plastic sheet.
- How do I get stylish edges on my plastic sheet?
You can shine and polish it with a very fine sandpaper and as a finish take a bellows by its edges, then it will be completely blank. See this video how to polish the edges on acrylic and polycarbonate.
- Can I get a plastic sheet that cannot be scratched?
No. Plastic sheets are relatively easy scratched but we sell a scratch free polycarbonate that has gotten a special coating which makes it extra resistant against scratches. It makes the sheet appropriate for protection of table sheets, or as glass in doors or windows, which you like to polish and clean.
- Do plastic sheets yellow in the sun?
Acrylic (Perspex) sheets do not yellow. Polycarbonate sheets do. We have a special UV Polycarbonate, which has gotten a special treatment which ensures that the sheet will not yellow when exposed to sunlight.