Frequently asked questions about the acrylic sheets?

Know More About Acrylic Sheets

What are Acrylic Panels?

Acrylic, also known as specially treated plexiglass, is a replacement product of plexiglass.

Acrylic sheets are thermoplastics, often purchased in sheets as a lightweight or shatter-resistant alternative to glass.

Acrylic is a transparent plastic material with outstanding strength, stiffness, and optical clarity.

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Are there different colors for acrylic sheets?

Yes, acrylic sheets can be clear and colored, custom colors are available.

Colored Acrylic Sheet

Is an Acrylic Sheet Flexible?

Acrylic sheet is a very common type of plastic. It has good flexibility. You can use its flexibility to bend it, but please be sure to confirm the angle you want to bend, the amount of heat you want to use, and other factors, So as to be foolproof, you can refer to how to bend the acrylic sheet to get detailed operation steps.

Bending acrylic

Is an Acrylic Sheet Waterproof?

Acrylic has very good weather resistance, which means that it is completely waterproof. You can use acrylic to protect your products from moisture and keep them dry. This is why acrylic can be widely used as a display box.

Acrylic name card holder

Does acrylic sheet break easily?

Acrylic sheet exhibits glass-like qualities—clarity, brilliance, and transparency—but at half the weight and many times the impact resistance of glass.

Acrylic sheet has high strength and impact resistance. This strength is almost 17 times that of glass. Glass may be easily damaged, but acrylic is not. And if the acrylic is really damaged, it will only be broken into a few large pieces, and the glass will be broken more thoroughly, almost all of which are fine slags, which is very dangerous.

Acrylic Desk

Does acrylic sheet fade in sunlight?

Acrylic products are not afraid of the sun, so acrylic products are very suitable for outdoor use. You may also worry about ultraviolet rays. Ultraviolet radiation may indeed have a negative effect on most plastics, but not on acrylic. Some acrylics can even be made UV-resistant directly. Acrylic itself is not only not afraid of light, it will not fade.

Can Acrylic Sheets Withstand Heat?

Acrylic does soften at higher temperatures, but it is not completely melted. It is precise because of the plasticity brought by this softening that we can bend the acrylic. Acrylic acid can be used at a temperature of up to 80 degrees Celsius, so there is almost no high temperature in the general household environment. But for the sake of safety, please remember not to put acrylic next to an open flame. If it is placed in an open flame, the acrylic will burn, which is likely to cause great harm to your personal and property safety.

Clear Plexiglass Sheet

How is the strength of the acrylic board?

Acrylic is 50% lighter than glass, but its strength is many times higher and it is more impact resistant. The impact resistance of acrylic resin with a thickness of .125 inches is 2 to 3 times that of dual-strength window glass and 4 to 5 times that of wire glass or other glass. The impact resistance of acrylic resin with a thickness of .250 inches is 9 to 10 times that of wire or other glass.

clean acrylic sheet

Can acrylic sheets be cut?

Acrylic itself can be cut, so if you have some discarded acrylic materials that can also be used to do some DIY handwork, please be sure to choose a good saw during the cutting process, you can read this article to learn more about how to cut acrylic sheet.

12 x 12 colored acrylic

Can acrylic plates be punched?

Acrylic can be punched, but the same as a saw for cutting acrylic, a good drill must be selected for punching. Otherwise, the improper tool may cause the acrylic to break, and the drilling speed is too fast or the acrylic is removed during the operation. When the hole on the underside of the board, the pressure on the drill bit is too large, and the material may also break. We can use another piece of acrylic or plywood to back up the work area so that the drill bit can continue to penetrate the solid material, which can effectively avoid breakage. If you want to know more details about the drilling steps, you can check this blog.

Machining Acrylic

What is an acrylic sheet used for?

Acrylic sheet has many practical applications. Because of its rich applicability, it can be used not only for decoration, but also for protection and perfect display of objects. It can be used to make windows, furniture, mirrors, signs, lamps, and fish tanks. , Bathtubs, display racks and other office supplies, I believe you can see its existence everywhere.

How to Care and Clean Acrylic Sheets?

In order to extend the service life of acrylic, we can clean and maintain acrylic. During the cleaning process, sometimes there are some stains on the surface. We can moisten a soft cloth with water and wipe the dirty areas evenly. If the dirt is serious, you need to use a cleaning agent. How to better clean and maintain acrylic? You can click to view this blog.

Clean Acrylic Sheet


As a kind of plastic product, acrylic has very rich and high-quality characteristics, so it can be widely used by people. UVACRYLIC is a leading manufacturer of acrylic sheets, rods, and tubes, and provides custom acrylic to global clients.

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