What is the difference between plexiglass and acrylic glass? Such a question is sometimes asked by Plastic Acrylic customers before buying facades for bathrooms and kitchens.
As a manufacturer, we unequivocally answer: the difference is insignificant. To be more precise – plexiglass, plexiglass and acrylic with a glass surface are essentially one concept. It is impossible to determine what is best of these materials offhand – it all depends on the quality of the raw materials and the final product.
-What about the representatives of factories that produce furniture? How not to make a mistake and buy facades made of acrylic-plexiglass with excellent characteristics?
THE MAIN RULE is to get acquainted with the production technologies and guarantees of the future partner. It is also important to understand that the difference between acrylic and plexiglass, albeit small, but still exists …
One and the same” does not mean “complete identity”
Let’s try to tell you how acrylic differs from plexiglass without abstruse phrases:
Acrylic glass is a thermoplastic polymer with a light weight, high strength and low thermal conductivity. Its optical uniqueness lies in the fact that it ideally imitates translucent glass surfaces, while not having their detrimental drawback – fragility.
Just do not confuse this material with ordinary plastic coatings – find out how acrylic differs from plastic …
Ordinary plexiglass is also a polymer that has similar properties, but a slightly different composition. An important role is played by special additives used in casting, and (as we have already said) the quality of raw materials.
Consider the advantages of acrylic glass based on Acrylic Glass
You have already understood that the cardinal differences between plexiglass and acrylic glass are born only in production. And it is important to simply find a supplier of high-quality products, so as not to run into low-grade materials.
All the details about the production at Plastic Acryl will help you understand how reliable cooperation will be.
Plastic imitating glass is glued to polyurethane adhesive
The edge is glued with a “zero seam” (laser edging)
The reverse side of the facade is lined with compensatory plastic of the same shade as the front Acrylic glass 2 mm thick is used on both sides – this allows you to make bevels around the perimeter