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Plexiglass and Acrylic Glass

Plexiglass is a transparent, flexible, splinterless, and sturdy plastic material invented in the 20th century. It is an alternative for glass that is used in various ways, up to printing purposes. Plexiglass is made from a material known as polymethylmethacrylate which is also known as Perspex, Acrylite or Perclax. The fundamental design of Plexiglass is its excellent optical properties and the fact that it's entirely colorless. It is also lighter and durable when compared to glass hence allows easier penetration of light which makes it’s to withstand yellowing and filter the Ultra Violet radiation.

Uses of Plexiglass

Plexiglass can be used for both home and office space projects because they come in different lengths of size and width. Their applications are as following :

Use of Plexiglass

A substitute for window and glass panes since its clear just like glass. Use of Plexiglass is ideal because of easier maintenance since they don’t attract dirt like their glass counterparts.

Use of Plexiglass

Plexiglass is strong hence an excellent choice for enclosing bathrooms. When used for enclosures, they remain resistant to accidents such as falls. Plexiglass does not crack easily; therefore, chances of replacement will be minimal since it does not shatter.

Use of Plexiglass

Use of Plexiglass in greenhouses can be an added advantage since it can withstand adverse weather and provision of good light. This will grant steady light flow regardless of the weather.

Use of Plexiglass

Plexiglass can be used in furnishings to make stools, tabletops, covers used on shelves and many more furnishings found at homes.

Acrylic Glass

The acrylic glass was developed in the year 1928 in some laboratories by chemists such as William Chalmers, and it was made available to the market under Plexiglass trademark. It is made from a material which is a monolith, made up of substances that are organic thus referred to as organic glass. Acrylic originates from the family of thermoplastics that are products of petroleum. It is a Methyl Methacrylate that when used in the glass makes it hard, glow and translucent. Acrylic glass is primarily used in sheet forms because it’s lighter in weight and high resistance to shattering. It is prone to scratching unless modified.

Uses of Acrylic Glass

use of Acrylic Glass

Acrylic glass is used for roof windows, sales display.

use of Acrylic Glass

It’s used in food shops and industries for storing food for both vegetables and meals that are ready to eat.

use of Acrylic Glass

The acrylics come in various colors. Therefore, they can be used as signs to on shelves, gates and showcasing due to their multiple colors.

use of Acrylic Glass

Acrylic glass is used in the large aquariums found across the world which makes it quite impressive.

use of Acrylic Glass

Acrylic glass is used in making submarine windows since it possesses properties of water resistance. The clearness of the glass enables visitors to have a better view of the ocean.

use of Acrylic Glass

It’s helpful in making luxury windows for swimming pools because its transparency allows coaches and diving instructors monitor their students.