Precision acrylic Hesaglas® by supplier Topacryl is very thin cast acrylic (also known as PLEXIGLAS®) with barely any thickness tolerance. Therefore these sheets are perfect to be used in maquettes and model building. Precision acrylic is also often used as glass for in watches (Hesaliet), lighting fixtures, infrared filters, screens, optical filters and front panels. Hesaglas® can be ordered in more than 20 colours in thicknesses 0.5mm, 0.6mm, 0.7mm, 0.8mm, 1mm, 1.1mm, 1.2mm, 1.3mm, 1.35mm, 1.5mm, 1.8mm and 2mm. Hesaglas® is available with a gloss surface as standard, but there are a few variants available in light matt, matt or strong matt.
This material is produced in Europe by Topacryl and meets strict quality demands. It has, for cast acrylic characteristics, especially thin thickness tolerance and it is optically pure. Hesaglas® is the old brand name for Hesaglas®. On request, Hesaglas® can be ordered with a minimum order quantity with a higher thermal or chemical resistance.
We also have special black/red Hesaglas® precision acrylic, this plexiglass is infrared permeable. Ideal for designing black and white or infrared-sensitive colour cameras. Note that infrared LEDs will remain visible at night.
Hesaglas® sheets are on stock in more than 20 colours (also fluor colours) in thicknesses 0.5 – 2mm. Hesaglas® sheets can only be ordered per full sheet via our webshop. We cannot cut the materials to size. This is due to the fragility of the material, it is too thin to cut. For business customers, it is possible to order laser-cut-to-size Hesaglas® sheets via firstname.lastname@example.org with a minimum purchase. We will charge fabrication costs for the laser machine. Are you looking for thin polycarbonate? View our stock of thin polycarbonate sheets. Polycarbonate can be ordered cut-to-size in 0.75mm, 1mm, 1.5mm and 2mm.
The Hesaglas® sheets are very thin and are perfect to be used for maquettes/model building. The sheets can also be used for (lighting) fixtures. Lighting fixtures, maquettes/model building, hesalite sight glasses, watch glass, laser scanner filter (black/red Hesaglas® 2999), LED protection, medical applications, lab equipment protection, light filters, diving glasses, eye protection glass, guitar plectra and security camera glass.
For inspiration, please take a look at our Acrylic Community.
Sawing, laser-cutting, printing and coating. For more information about fabricating acrylics, please go to our fabrication page.
Well-known brand names of precision acrylic are Hesaglas®, Hesaliet® and Hesalite®. Topacryl is the name of the supplier of this material.
Acrylic / PLEXIGLAS® / PMMA
transparent colours, translucent colours
1823 white, 1000 clear gloss, 1000 clear matte, 1821 opal, 1822 light opal, 2711 anthracite grey, 2725 anthracite grey, 2911 light anthracite grey, 2999 red/black, 3001 black, 3780 blue, 4711 glasslook green, 4720 green, 4749 blue green, 4760 light green, 5052 fluor green, 5050 fluor blue, 5059 fluor orange, 5412 orange, 5421 yellow, 6400 red, 6520 red, 6533 red light matte, 7410 smoke brown
gloss, two-sided matte
0,6mm, 0,5mm, 0,8mm, 0,7mm, 1,3mm, 1,1mm, 1mm, 1,2mm, 1,8mm, 1,5mm, 1,35mm, 2mm
anti-reflex, minimal thickness tolerance, optically pure, UV resistant
lighting fixtures, maquette/model building
architecture, building & renovation, display building, glass trade, laser/engraving companies, machine building, plastic fabricators/trade
Acrylic (pmma) is the plastic that is also known as PLEXIGLAS®. Our own brand of acrylic is called Versato®. Acrylic is in the basis 100% colourless, light weight, rigid, practically unbreakable, easy to fabricate and is therefore better than glass in some respects. Acrylic is weather proof, UV stable and does not yellow.
There are two main types of acrylic, cast (GS) and extruded (XT) acrylic. An advantage of cast acrylic is that it is easy to produce in small quantities, which offers flexibility. Extruded acrylic has the advantage that it hardly knows any thickness tolerance.
Acrylic is optically more pure than polycarbonate. Polycarbonate, on the other hand, is much more impact-resistant than acrylic, but yellows faster.
More than 35 years of experience in performance plastics
We deliver quickly, cut-to-size and always from our own stock everywhere in Europe
We are plastic specialists and provide customized services for all, both serially tailored to your supply chain and one-offs
We develop new design and colour collections annually and guide customer-specific acrylic production for projects
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