What are Acrylic Sheets?



4/10/2018 2:52 pm


Acrylic Sheet Data

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Here are some helpful overviews of the products:

Plexiglas® Acrylic Sheet Family

Plexiglas® acrylic sheet has been considered the standard of the industry since it was first introduced more than 50 years ago because of its unsurpassed quality, ease of use, and wide range of colors, patterns, thicknesses, and sizes.

Plexiglas® G Cell-Cast Acrylic Sheet

Premium architectural-grade Plexiglas® G satisfies the requirements for all high performance acrylic sheet applications. Plexiglas® G is made by a cell-casting process which provides the following characteristics: best optical-quality, highest long-term design stress, superior weatherability, ease of fabrication, and the highest degree of chemical resistance available in an acrylic sheet. Plexiglas® G sheet is available in colorless, white translucent and many transparent colors. Plexiglas® G is sold in a variety of thicknesses, and it is available in sheet sizes of 4'x8'and other standard sizes. We can cast a custom sheet to order to just about any size and thickness.

Plexiglas® MC Acrylic Sheet

Plexiglas® MC is an economical sheet produced via a proprietary process known as melt calendaring. It offers many of the same high quality features as Plexiglas® G. In addition, it has exceptional thickness tolerance and can be thermoformed to greater detail. Plexiglas® MC sheet is available in sign white, black, and more than 30 translucent and transparent colors. MC is available in a wide variety of sheet sizes and patterns, with thicknesses from 0.060" to 0.354". This is the standard material you will receive when asking for a sheet of "Plexiglas".

Plexiglas® Frosted Acrylic Sheet

Designed for use in point-of-purchase displays, illuminated signage, and as a lighting diffuser, Plexiglas® Frosted sheet is made from an acrylic resin that incorporates a frosting mechanism that is integrated throughout the sheet structure. This mechanism provides a textured finish on all surfaces, requiring no secondary finishing.

Plexiglas® UF-3, UF-4 and UF-5 Acrylic

Some applications, such as document and fine art preservation, call for a material that absorbs more ultraviolet (UV) energy than ordinary glass with absorbing visible light.

Plexiglas® G UF-3 and Plexiglas® MC UF-5 standard and non-glare acrylic sheet finishes filter out up to 99% of all UV rays, as well as some visible light while maintaining the full range of physical properties associated with standard Plexiglas® sheet. Both offer spectrophotometric characteristics that enable them to filter out harmful UV energy.

Plexiglas® G UF-4, developed for mercury vapor lighting applications, can also be used as a protective shield. Plexiglas® G UF-4 does transmit slightly more UV energy than Plexiglas® G UF-3 and Plexiglas® MC UF-5 sheets.

Plexiglas® G UF-3 and UF-4 options are available in sheet sizes of 48", 60", and 72" by 96", and in thickness ranging from 0.118" to 0.472". Plexiglas® MC UF-5 is available in a standard sheet size of 48" by 96", and in thicknesses of 0.060", 0.118" (1.5, 2.0 and 3.0 mm).

Plexiglas® G P-95 Acrylic Sheet

Plexiglas® G standard acrylic P95 is patterned on one side of the sheet; this is an added texture that provides decorative effects and diffuses annoying surface reflections. The matte finish is available on one side only.

P-95 is manufactured via a cell-cast process that satisfies the requirements of nearly all high-performance applications. The matte finish is available in a number of colors with sheet sizes ranging from 48" x 96" to 72" x 96". Thicknesses include 0.118", 0.177" and 0.236".

Plexiglas® T Acrylic Sheet Impact Series

Plexiglas® T high-clarity impact-resistant acrylic sheet is now available in three grades - T, T2 and T3. Each one offers outstanding aesthetics, rigidity and weatherability in POP and display environments. Plexiglas® T acrylic sheet grades are available in colorless, white and black. Sheet sizes vary; thicknesses range from 0.080" to 0.354".

All grades provide designers with flexibility, surface hardness and versatile fabrication techniques. Aesthetic appeal is retained even with displays placed in high traffic areas.

Evonik ACRYLITE® Acrylic Sheet Family

Acrylite® FF Acrylic Sheet

ACRYLITE® extruded is a high quality continuously manufactured sheet. Using a proprietary, innovative process, ACRYLITE® extruded sheet products are economical, provide tight thickness tolerance, high optical characteristics and low stress levels. ACRYLITE® extruded sheet is readily available in a variety of standard sizes, thicknesses and colors.

Acrylite® Cell Cast (GP) Acrylic Sheet

ACRYLITE® cell cast acrylic sheet is made to exacting standards. It offers excellent optical characteristics, thickness tolerances, light stability, and low internal stress levels for consistent performance.

Acrylite Hi-Gloss Acrylic Sheet

ACRYLITE® Hi-Gloss is a co-extruded sheet with a super thin layer of color or pattern topped with crystal clear premium acrylic.As a co-extruded product the color is an inherent part of the acrylic and can withstand almost any fabrication method. This process creates a major advantage over other processes that call for additional coatings such as painting or laminating. ACRYLITE® sheet manufactured with this technique has excellent surface quality, thickness tolerance and has all the advantages of acrylic; lightweight, impact resistant, UV stable and weather resistant.

Acrylite ® Optical (MR Acrylic Sheet

ACRYLITE® Optical (MR) sheet is a continuously manufactured acrylic sheet that has excellent abrasion and chemical resistant properties with outstanding optical quality. It is available with coating on one side or two sides.

Acrylite ® Anti-Reflective Acrylic Sheet

It improves the clarity and brilliance of the image with increased (97%) light transmission, while reducing the unwanted glare and reflection (< 2.0%) that often interferes with the information display. For added protection, ACRYLITE Anti-Reflective sheet has an abrasion resistant coating that prevents marring and scratching.

Acrylite Heatstop Acrylic Sheet

ACRYLITE Heatstop sheet is an IR-reflecting sheet that reflects a large portion of incident solar radiation.By using ACRYLITE Heatstop sheet in place of traditional acrylic glazing materials, average annual air conditioning costs can be lowered by as much as 33%.

Acrylite LED Acrylic Sheet

ACRYLITE® LED color-changing back lit (black/white P95) acrylic sheet appears dark during the day and with added backlighting, glows white at night. This unique attribute is possible due to a special pigment formulation that yields 10-19 percent light transmittance when backlit, yet appears dark and opaque without backlighting.

Acrylite diffused sign grade (SignFlex) Acrylic Sheet

ACRYLITE® LED diffused sign grade is, specially formulated for LED sign faces. It possesses a frosted appearance and unique optical properties that evenly diffuse light and hide LED hot spots without the use of a diffuser film.

UV Filtering Acrylic Sheet OP3

Acrylite® UV filtering (OP-3) acrylic sheet offers protection from the irreversible effects of UV damage. It protects from both natural and artificial light. Acrylite® UV filtering (OP-3) is a continuously manufactured acrylic sheet which filters out 98 percent of damaging UV rays, protecting paper-borne artwork, prints and documents from fading, yellowing and brittling. OP-3 acrylic sheet is light weight, has superior impact resistance and is an ideal choice for framing articles of value. The UV filtering properties are not an exterior coating, but inherent properties of the resin-and therefore will not wear off or degrade.

UV Filtering Museum Grade Acrylic Sheet OP2

UV Filtering OP-2 Acrylite®/UF-3 Plexiglas® acrylic cell cast sheet is the clear choice for museum vitrines. Easily fabricated, edges can be cut and cemented for strong nearly invisible joints. It can be thermoformed, cold-formed, screen printed and painted. This product is also available with an abrasion and chemical resistant coating upon request.ePlastics stocks UV Filtering plexiglass in 1/8" and 1/4" thickness for protecting fine art and building custom museum vitrines.

UV Filtering Non-Glare Acrylic Sheet OP3 P99

Acrylite® Non-Glare P99 UV filtering acrylic sheet is manufactured to minimize glare and reflection and maximize viewing of artwork and other articles of value. This special matte finish can show off artwork from almost any angle under typical lighting conditions. Non-Glare UV filtering P99 acrylic holds the same absorbing properties as the OP-3 UV filtering sheet, but adds an anti-glare capacity.

UV Transmitting Acrylic Sheet OP4

Acrylite® OP4 UV Transmitting acrylic sheet is manufactured for use in indoor sun tanning equipment. It offers high levels of UV light transmission and strong resistance to degradation caused by UV light. OP-4 acrylic sheet transmits a high percentage of light in the UV-A 315 – 400 nm and UV-B 280 – 315 nm regions. Only a small portion of light in the UV-C region (200 – 280 nm) is transmitted.

Plaskolite OPTIX® Acrylic Sheet Family

Optix® Acrylic Sheet

Impact and weather resistant, crystal clear or colored, Plaskolite OPTIX is a versatile, general-purpose acrylic sheet. OPTIX is available in many color and pattern options and can be ordered in custom sizes and thicknesses.


DURAPLEX is a continuously processed acrylic sheet that is up to 10 times stronger than general-purpose acrylic, 30 times stronger than double-strength window glass and 50 times stronger than polished wire glass or other glasses. That strength equates to superior tolerance to shipping and handling.


FABBACK is a mirrored acrylic product made from Plaskolite’s OPTIX continuously processed acrylic sheet. Using a process of vacuum metalizing, sheets are given a mirror finish that is protected by the industry's toughest protective back-coating.