We get a lot of customers asking us “Which is better, acrylic or glass?” Acrylic is often known as Plexiglas or Perspex and offers significant advantages in many applications. Acrylic is stronger than glass, weighs less than glass at only 3kg per square metre (at 3mm thickness), is easy to work with and doesn’t break into sharp pieces when broken.
The Plastic Warehouse Guide To All Things Mirrored Acrylic. Acrylic mirror, also known as Plexiglas / Plexiglass mirror or Perspex mirror, is a decorative sheet made from acrylic. It’s lighter and more durable than traditional glass mirror, as well as being a safer alternative due to its shatter-resistance.
Sanding and polishing acrylic sheet edges is recommended for achieving the best appearance, particularly after cutting it to size. This will smooth rough edges, remove scratches and will leave a glossy appearance.
The Plastic Warehouse Guide To Installing Acrylic Sheets. If you're someone who doesn't work with plastics, or is thinking of doing some DIY work, it can be hard to know how to install those beautiful acrylic panels you've bought or cut (or are still thinking about).