Clear Cast Acrylic Plastic Sheets

What's the difference between acrylic and Perspex?

Perspex is a brand name. It is the same as acrylic.

What's the difference between acrylic and polycarbonate?

Polycarbonate is a stronger alternative to acrylic.

Can acrylic be cleaned?

Yes we supply arcylic cleaning kits Cleaning Kits

Polycarbonate Acrylic Plastic Sheets

Will polycarbonate yellow over time?

Any polycarbonate sheeting that does not have resistance to UV lights will deteriorate in clarity and turn yellow. Our polycarbonate sheeting does have this resistance, and will not go cloudy.

Can polycarbonate be recycled?

Our polycarbonate sheeting is fully recyclable due to being created from petroleum and oils which are completely degradable.

How strong is polycarbonate?

Polycarbonate is 30 times stronger than standard acrylic sheeting, and 200 times stronger than traditional glass.

Why is polycarbonate expensive?

In most cases, the reason for the cost is because of the specific process involved in making polycarbonate by giving the sheet a stronger, longer-lasting durability. Casting it in a cell gives it the glass-like quality with plastic features, but makes it more expensive as a result.

What's the difference between acrylic and polycarbonate?

Polycarbonate is a stronger alternative to acrylic.

Mirrored Acrylic Plastic Sheets

How should mirrored acrylic be mounted?

Plastic mirrors should be mounted on a flat surface to prevent unwanted warping. If you are fitting it to a wall that is not flat, it is best to fit it first to something rigid such as MDF or wood.

What is the difference between acrylic and glass mirrors?

Perspex® mirrors are lighter and stronger than glass. Making them a durable impact resistant alternative.

Can acrylic mirrors be used outside?

Mirrored Perspex® sheets have both UV and weather resistance, meaning that they can withstand the most severe of weather conditions, and as such can be used outdoors.

Can acrylic mirrors be cleaned?
Yes we supply mirrored acrylic Cleaning Kits
How do you get scratches out of acrylic mirrors?

You can easily remove scratches out of mirrors with a microfibre cloth and a high-quality polish. Scratches will be removed using small circular motions. Our Polish. However, if scratches are on the reverse of the mirror, scratches cannot be removed.

Perspex Acrylic Plastic sheets

Do translucent colours permit the passage of light?


What is the difference between a solid and translucent colour?

The only difference between a solid and transluscent colour is the level of light transmission.

Opal Acrylic Plastic Sheets

Does opal acrylic permit the passage of light?

Our stock opal acrylic allows 36% of light through. Please contact us for other light transmittable alternatives.

Is opal acrylic available in a range of different light transmissions?

Opal acrylic is available in a wide range of white tones from 3% all the way up to 67% light transmission. Please contact us directly for more information on this.

Foam PVC Acrylic Plastic Sheets

Can it be used outside?

Yes foam pvc can be used outside as it is a weather resistant material

Is Foam Pvc flexible?

Foam pvc is a sheet of plastic, so flexibility will be dependent on thickness, 3mm will be flexible whereas 10mm will be solid and have little flexibility

Can you Foam Pvc as wall cladding?

Yes you can use Foam Pvc for wall cladding, however the material is soft and can get damaged easily, so bear this in mind and consider the surroundings

Alupanel Aluminium Composite Plastic Sheets

Can you print on aluminium composite?

This material has an extremely flat surface and is great for printing high-quality graphics or text. It also has the ability to be printed on both sides. Because of it’s durability, it is used a lot for advertising.

Can it be used internally and externally?

Yes, the material has the correct features to be used in both internal and external environments.

Can you paint on aluminium composite?

This material is an extremely popular material with artists and is an especially good canvas for oil painting. With the material being flat and smooth it provides an excellent surface for painting projects.

Polyethylene Terephthalate Glycol PETG

What is PETG?

PETG sheet offers prevalent affect quality over acrylic and keeps up numerous of the preferences of polycarbonate. It features a lower temperature rating than polycarbonate, which makes it more reasonable for shaping and manufacturing parts. PETG does not retain dampness which can cause issues when shaping and is simpler to machine, weld and bond compared to polycarbonate.

Is PETG food safe?

Yes, PETG sheets are FDA approved and can be used for direct contact with food.

Acetal Rod

Does acetal rod absorb moisture?

Acetal rod absorbs very little moisture meaning that components can be machined more accurately and can be relied upon to keep their tolerances and not expand regardless of the conditions. This means that for components that are expected to work in damp or wet conditions, Acetal Rod would provide the ideal choice.

Is Acetal Rod suitable for food applicatons?

Acetal Rod is excellent for any application where food is involved. It is totally food safe as a result of its minimal moisture absorption and therefore bacteria absorption. Many companies within the food industry will often specify that their components or items are machined from Acetal and is a great reason why we have Black Acetal Rod in stock.


Fluted Polypropylene

Is Polypropylene the same as Correx?

Correx is the same as fluted Polypropylene. Correx is the brand name, similar to Perspex and acrylic.

What is Correx made of?

Correx is made up of corrugated polypropylene and is often likened to cardboard. However, unlike corrugated card, which is made with three layers, Correx is a single layer with two flat faces and open pipes making up the corrugated structure.

Acrylic Splashbacks

Why are acrylic splashbacks better than tiles?

Acrylic splashbacks are usually fitted in one solid piece, and therefore have no ‘joins’ in which bacteria can accumulate. Tiles are individual items joined together with grout that can collect bacteria and may discolour over time. They are also easier to clean and maintain than tiles as they wipe clean with a simple soap and water solution and will not fade or chip.

Why should I use acrylic splashbacks rather than glass splashbacks?

Glass splashbacks are more expensive and more susceptible to chipping, cracks and breakage than acrylic splashbacks. Attracting dust and greasy fingerprints, glass splashbacks are more difficult to keep clean and may shatter if accidently knocked with kitchen appliances.