Acrylic is a special and beautiful material and we want to show our beautiful collection of transparent acrylic sheets (PLEXIGLAS®) to you and the world! Acrylics are known for their simplicity as clear acrylic sheets that are optically pure. The beauty in this material is the transparency and this is always visible in the applications. The material is beautiful in combination with light, because it catches the light, guides the light and is also playing with light. Light brings acrylic to life and that is why we love it! In addition to the aesthetic perception of acrylic, it also has good material properties which makes it suitable for a lot of different applications. Acrylic is optically pure, UV-resistant, easy to fabricate and is extremely durable with long colour fastness and lifespan.
PyraSied has a very large stock of acrylic sheets, tubes and rods. For example, we also have XT transparent acrylic in stock with special surface properties such as:
When do you choose extruded (XT) acrylic?
The advantages of extruded XT acrylic sheets (plexiglass) is that it hardly has a thickness tolerance. This means that the sheet always has the thickness you ordered. For applications where the material is in a profile or a flat surface is required, we recommend the use of extruded acrylic. Because XT acrylic is produced in large quantities, XT sheets are relatively slightly cheaper than cast (GS) sheets. Do you want more choice of thicknesses, colours and surfaces? Then you can choose cast acrylic.
XT acrylic sheets are standard in stock in thicknesses varying from 1,5mm up to 20mm thick. The acrylic can be ordered cut to size via our webshop. Are you looking for thicker acrylic? Then you can choose acrylic block, this is cast acrylic up to a thickness of 90mm. Are you looking for acrylic that is thinner than 1mm? Then you can choose precision acrylic Topacryl®.
PyraSied also offers an environmentally friendly alternative to cast acrylic, Greencast® 100% recycled cast acrylic. Greencast® has exactly the same properties as normal cast acrylic but is the green, circular choice in the acrylic world. Greencast® is offered in clear and different colours, but also in white, black and opal.
Clear acrylic is often used as front windows, temporary glazing and interior glazing, showcases, shield sheets, furniture, wall presentations or as decorative sheet material. Please take a look at our Acrylic Community for some examples.
Acrylic is very easy to fabricate. The possible fabrications are cutting, milling, laser-cutting, oven bending, bonding, drilling, faceting, polishing, sanding and printing. When bending XT acrylic, pay attention to the direction of extrusion. XT acrylic can be curved best perpendicular to the extrusion direction. The direction of extrusion is parallel to the long side. These fabrications can be performed by PyraSied if desired. We deliver from our excellently equipped workshop – where high-tech machinery and traditional craftsmanship ensure optimum results, completely tailored to your drawing or design. You can find more information about our fabrication services on our website. Here you can request a quotation.
Well-known brand names for extruded acrylic are PLEXIGLAS®, Primo® and Nudec® PMMA.
Acrylic / PLEXIGLAS® / PMMA
1,5mm, 2mm, 3mm, 4mm, 5mm, 6mm, 8mm, 10mm, 12mm, 15mm, 20mm
minimal thickness tolerance, UV resistant
displays, glazing, machine parts, maquette/model building, marine glazing, signage
building & renovation, display building, glass trade, industry, interior building, laser/engraving companies, Light, machine building, plastic fabricators/trade, signage & advertising
You choose Transparent acrylic sheets XT if you are looking for material with hardly any thickness tolerance. The thickness tolerance means a difference in the thickness within a sheet.
With cast acrylic, the standard for A-quality is +/- 0.4mm + 10% the nominal thickness. For example, a 10mm sheet runs from 8.6mm to 11.4mm within one sheet!
XT acrylic has hardly any thickness tolerance and this means that you always get the thickness you ordered. For applications in a profile, it is recommended to use XT acrylic.
PyraSied stocks acrylic in cast (GS) and extruded (XT) acrylic. The difference between the two is in the production process. Cast acrylic is produced per sheet and can, therefore, be easily produced in small quantities. This offers a lot of flexibility. That is why we have cast acrylic in stock in various thicknesses, colours, surface structures and design variants.
Extruded acrylic (short for this is XT) is made with a fully continuous extrusion process. The liquid acrylic flows out of the reactor and is brought to the desired thickness by means of a rolling process. XT acrylic is produced in larger volumes. This makes a significant difference in the price and is, therefore, cheaper than GS. The fully continuous extrusion process gives you less flexibility.
The biggest advantage of XT is that it hardly has a thickness tolerance. This ensures that the sheet always has the exact thickness you ordered. For applications where the material is in a profile or a flat surface is required, we always recommend the use of extruded acrylic.
Plexiglas is the brand name of acrylic. Acrylic is also known as Plexiglass, PMMA or Perspex®. It is all the exact same material.
Acrylic has a very high light transmission and this is much higher than glass with 92%. In addition, it is 25 times stronger than glass and only half as heavy. Acrylic is also easy to fabricate and it will not shatter, which glass does. It is also very durable, it is resistant to all kinds of weather conditions and usually light and UV resistant.
An advantage of glass over acrylic is the scratch resistance. The acrylic surface is softer and therefore scratches faster. With the right care, this can be minimized/repaired, while a scratch in glass can no longer be removed.
Acrylic is optically purer than polycarbonate. Polycarbonate, on the other hand, is much more impact-resistant than acrylic, but yellows faster.
Yes, acrylic is very easy to fabricate. The possible fabrications are cutting, milling, laser-cutting, oven bending, bonding, drilling, faceting, polishing, sanding and printing. When bending XT acrylic, pay attention to the direction of extrusion. XT acrylic can be curved best perpendicular to the extrusion direction. The direction of extrusion is parallel to the long side. These fabrications can be performed by PyraSied if desired. We deliver from our excellently equipped workshop – where high-tech machinery and traditional craftsmanship ensure optimum results, completely tailored to your drawing or design. You can find more information about our fabrication services on our website. Here you can request a quotation.
Acrylic is very easy to maintain using a soft microfiber cloth and a mild household cleaner such as VuPlex or Burnus. The use of brushes, sponges and abrasive cleaning products is not recommended, as this can cause minuscule scratches. Accumulation of this type of scratches ultimately gives a dull result. However, this can be remedied by polishing the scratched surface. It is also possible to fill in light scratches with, for example, our VuPlex plastic cleaner. See our cleaning instructions (under downloads) for more information.
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